The last couple weeks Winter kind of woke up and remembered he had a job to do:). It's been cold, and we've gotten a little snow here and there. So. Normal. And it's been enough for me to focus on my indoor plants.
A short week but an overwhelming one at work. January -April tend to be my busiest months of the year and it seems like no matter how organized, focused and productive I am, there is just too much to do in a 40 hour week. Do you ever feel like this? Do you take your work home with you? I get all in a muddle about it because I'm more productive when I take a break. It ends up being a kind of stressed if I do, stressed if I don't sort of situation. Blergh.
WATCHING, READING and BLOGGING
I finished the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which had a whopper of an ending. WOW. So now I get to wait a few months for season 3 to get to Netflix. Schm!*rgh#%.
Good news is that I jumped right into iZombie which is Rob Thomas' (creator of Veronica Mars) new show. It is utterly delightful and awesome as I would expect anything to come out of Rob Thomas' head to be. Okay technically it is based on a comic created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred so I can't give all the credit to Rob Thomas.
Finally, have you heard?!? We're getting new episodes of The X-Files this Sunday!!!! I am super excited about this, obviously, but am in a quandary because I don't normally watch "live" TV, mostly because I don't have cable and I get terrible reception. I think Fox may be one of the channels I get pretty well though so I think I'm going have to try. Because Scully! Mulder! Nonsensical alien plots! Trust No One! Meep!
Finished Last Week:
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Cathrynne M. Valente: Second book in the fairyland series. It was delightful.
- Steal the Sky by Megan O'Keefe: An ARC and the first in a new science fiction series that sounds Firefly-esque. Publication: January 5th, 2016.
- The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan: I've been wanting to read this for a long while. I love Greek mythology and obviously this series is extremely popular.
- A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani: This is a super fun middle-grade series and is one of the series I identified as one I'd like to put in the finished column.
Added to the TBR:
This is a list of books that I have added to my Goodreads TBR list this week. It helps to burn the books I want to read a little more firmly into my mind, maybe get them on some other folks TBRs and gives me a chance to recognize a lot of the awesome bloggers that add stuff to my TBR!
- Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly: A fun looking middle-grade novel featuring a young protagonist with wings and a tail that was recommended on the On Starships and Dragonwings blog.
- Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics: I'm not usually into horror novels but this historical fiction/YA/horror novel looks pretty intriguing. Came across it on Bookish Antics.
- Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth: The start of an interesting looking Sci-Fi series recommended by Tiara at The Bibliosanctum. Earthrise and its follow up Rose Point.
- Escape From Baghdad! by Saad Hussein: Featured on the All The Books podcast. My impression is of a caper story during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
- The Incarnations by Susan Barker: Featured on the All The Books podcast. The story of soulmates through many lifetimes.
- The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales: Featured on the All The Books podcast. "In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation."
On the BLOG LAST WEEK:
- TUESDAY: Top Ten Tuesday | My Latest Bookish Acquisitions
- WEDNESDAY: REVIEW | Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. 3 out of 5 stars.
- THURSDAY: Parent Of Virtues - Week 3 I am experimenting with the 365 Grateful project to help me be more mindful and less of a crabby ass.
- FRIDAY: Review of Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara. 3 out of 5 stars.
On the BLOG NEXT WEEK:
- SUNDAY: Review of The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.
- TUESDAY: TOP TEN TUESDAY hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It's a freebie week so I think I am going to talk about some of my favorite slow-burn couples.
- WEDNESDAY: Review of The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater.
- THURSDAY: Parent of Virtues - Week 4
Have a great week and remember, The Truth Is Out There!