>> Sunday, January 12, 2014
Holidays and vacation are over and the first full week back to work was a week that I’m pretty sure had at least two extra days in it and they were both Mondays. The back to work and busy time of the year for my department both hit with a bang this week.
Luckily I've been participating in Bout of Books this week so I was pretty focused on making myself take some reading time when I got home from work. I should really do that more often. It really does help me to turn off my day and relax. Obviously it’s not always possible but I think it’s something I need to put on my To Do list rather than think of it as something that happens after my To Do list.
Anyway – I had a great reading week. I finished Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (finally). Because that one was something that took me longer to read than I expected I wanted to follow it up with something very different. I read a couple of the graphic novels I've got out from the library. I finished Y: The Last Man Vol. 7: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan. I’m down to three to go to finish out this series and I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m curious to see how it will all wrap up.
I also read 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham. This entry in the Fables series is wonderful. It goes back to the history of the Fables characters and includes several origin stories that were great to read. Some were fun, others very sad but it was all great background.
I read The Gates by John Connolly and giggled my way through it. It may seem odd to be giggling when reading a story about the Gates of Hell opening and demonic hordes trying to destroy the world as we know it but it’s FUN!. The main character is a wonderful 11 year old and my favorite character was a not so demonic demon named Nurd. The footnotes and asides make this a great read. I need to check it out from the library again soon so The Hubster can read it and we can move on to the sequels together.
I just started Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh last night. It's different and I'm intrigued.
On audio I’m listening to The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith. I love Lisette Lecat's narration of this series. Once I’m finished with that my plan is to finish out the last two books in the Amelia Peabody series.
This weeks Random Photos:
|Abby plots to kill me|
A timely break in the weather gave me a chance for a walk after work and an interesting sunset.
These guys seem to have a favorite game of “how fast can we empty this feeder after she fills it?”
Hope you’re having a great weekend!