So, I’ve settled on 50 books as my goal for 2013. So far, I’ve read 4 books and I’m ahead of schedule. I’ve added a widget that shows my progress. The widget is from Goodreads. If you aren’t a member of Goodreads and you love to read then I strongly suggest you take a look at it. It’s a great way to keep track of the books you’ve read, and books you want to read. You can create bookshelves to organize your books or just do I like do and stick to the default three bookshelves: to-read, currently reading, and read.
The four books I’ve read so far this year are:
- The Lying Game (Lying Game #1) by Sara Shepard
- Never Have I Ever (Lying Game #2) by Sara Shepard
- Two Truths and a Lie (Lying Game #3) by Sara Shepard
- The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
I’m currently reading
- Hide and Seek (Lying Game #4) by Sara Shepard
So, how was everyone’s first Monday back after a nice long holiday weekend? Slow, quiet, relaxing,and uneventful? Yeah, me neither. First thing this morning the phone was ringing off the hook and didn’t really slow down all day. I have several things I’m working on for different people that are all needed yesterday. Oh well, it’s great job security I guess to be this awesome I guess. LOL
Anyway, I don’t have a lot to say today so I’ll keep it short. I’m reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton on Audible (read by Caroline Lee) and I’m pretty wrapped up into the story. I know that book is really awesome when I’m torn between gobbling it up because I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen and wanting to take it slow because I’ll be sad when it’s all over. That’s the way I feel about all of the Kate Morton books that I’ve readso far. They are all awesome books and you should definitely check them out:
28 days to go…
I haven’t blogged in forever so you’ll probably laugh at my attempt at 30 days of blogging. It’s okay, I’m laughing at it a little myself. But I am going to try, because I think that once I get the ball rolling I’ll really enjoy it. Somewhere deep down I still think I might be a writer someday. (Shh, that’s our little secret, okay?) But I realize that I’ll never become a writer if I never write anything. So in the spirit of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I’ve decided to take the plunge and try to write something every day for thirty days. I don’t have that “one great idea” yet so I’ll just blog for now.
In the past, each time I start to blog (or write anything for that matter), I spend way too much time on editing and not enough time on actual content. I’ve decided to try to not worry so much about editing and just try to write. So, that being said, please ignore my grammar errors when they inevitably arise (yes, I’m talking to you Matheo).
Since today is November 25th the end of the thirty days will fall on Christmas Day. So this will be a countdown to Christmas as we count up my blog posts. 29 days to go! Cheers!
I just added the Goodreads Bookshelf widget to my blog and it looks amazing! I love that all of the books that I’ve read when lined up side-by-side are so colorful and visually appealing. You can tell just by glancing at my books that I have very eclectic tastes in books. I’m working on a post for my Tech Tip Tuesday so show you how to add the Goodreads widget to your blog. Meanwhile, if you don’t have an account at Goodreads, you should check it out and create your free account. You can organize the books you’ve read into categories if you want and make lists of books that you’d like to read in the future.
So, Diablo 3 came out yesterday during a midnight launch. How many of you were awake at 12:01 waiting to play?
I didn’t play until yesterday when I got home from work. I logged in and created my character and instantly got a message from one of my friends
Him: “You’re only level 1?!?”
Me: “LOL, I just created my character and I have even logged in yet.”
Him: “Hurry up! LOL”
Him (five minutes later): “Ding, level 13″
Anyway, it was a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to be included in the beta, so I had played it all the way through and wasn’t a complete noob at game launch. I’m just more of a casual play. I enjoy the game, so there’s no RUSH to get to a certain level or certain place.
Later another friend suddenly joined my party. It was pretty funny because I didn’t even know you could do that without asking someone. (Makes me want to double check my friends list and make sure I like the people on there enough to spontaneously play with them, lol). But anyway, the guy that logged on hadn’t participated in the beta so he was like a kid on Christmas morning. It was a lot of fun to show him the ropes. Total change from when I started World of Warcraft. I was a total noob. I remember not knowing how to separate stacks of items into smaller stacks. So if someone needed some potions, I’d trade them the whole stack and then ask them to trade me back what they didn’t need. LOL
I’ll post more later on my Diablo 3 adventures. What about y’all? What’s your favorite part of Diablo 3 so far?
Bigbearbutt has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged his readers to write a “story, poem, dirty limerick or whatever” using the following words:
This challenge sounded like a lot of fun but due to the fact that I’m very behind on my blogging, I decide to take the challenge even further and see if I could use all seven words in just one sentence. It’s probably a little wordy as sentences go, but I asked the hubby (an English teacher) and he said it passes as a legitimate sentence.
Sarah’s hidden dream was to become a star, but she knew that those dreams were in vain and that the juicy stardom that she long held a torch for only had a slender chance of becoming a reality because life had given her the shaft.
Now I’ll spend the time that I would’ve otherwise spent writing a story to catch up on a little blogging of my own and I look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with. If you’re a blogger and want to participate in BBB’s writing challenge it is not too late. You can find his original post here and the comments of this post should have links to all of the responses.
Please post your response as a comment on my site as well! I can’t wait to read them all.
After weeks of getting so close, Team Teddybear from Band of Misfits has finally bested Deathwing and earned their titles, Destroyer’s End! Last weekend we breezed through the first seven bosses in less than three hours (a record for us) and then worked on Deathwing for about an hour. We came very, very close (as the screenshots below will show) but I think ultimately people were just getting tired and not playing at 100 percent anymore.
And finally, this weekend we were successful! The only person not there was Crosshair because he was out of town, but he was there with us in spirit and ironically is the only one of the group to kill Deathwing on his toon already.
Congrats everyone! Next week – Heroic “Porkchop” ! LOL
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
- Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
For Christmas my wonderful husband got me a Kindle – complete with the lighted book cover and I love it! Here are some of the books I’ve read recently, books I’m reading now, and books I’d like to read in the near future.
Books I’ve Read Recently
- Arthas – by Christie Golden
- The Trylle Trilogy (Books 1 – 3) – by Amanda Hocking
- My Blood Approves (Books 1 – 4) – by Amanda Hocking
- The Sundering – by Richard Knaack
- Something Borrowed – by Emily Giffin
- Something Blue – by Emily Giffin
Books I’m Reading Now
- The Shattering – by Christie Golden
- Letters to Elise – by Amanda Hocking
Books I Would Like to Read But Can’t Get Into (Yet):
- Wuthering Heights – by Emily Bronte
- World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal – by Aaron Rosenberg & Christie Golden
- World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness – by Aaron Rosenberg