I got my seeds started, Woot! I planted tomatoes, peppers, green onions, chard, kale and basil last Sunday. The chard, kale and basil are up, everything else is sulky because I just put it on heat mats a couple days ago.
On Monday, I saw my first red-winged blackbirds of the year so it looks like spring is kicking into gear early!
|A Rally at the Supreme Court|
|The Halls of Congress|
Well. After a 12 hour work day on Saturday, I wanted something to zone out to and ended up firing up the first couple episodes of Glee (after I discovered that Netflix only has seasons 4 and 5 of Eureka anymore, boo and hiss). In so doing, I realized to my shock that there are actually three seasons of Glee that I haven't watched (how did this happen??) and that I felt a little sad about Cory Monteith. Finn was never my favorite character but Cory did a pretty good job with him. Pretty darn sad that he had such struggles with addiction and that it finally killed him too young. Anyway, now that I've started I will likely continue.
Finished Last Week:
- American Rose by Karen Abbott: A biography of Gypsy Rose Lee.
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey: This haunting sounding fable retelling set in a historical Alaska has been on my TBR for many years. I started and finished it this week - it was wonderful.
- One Magic Square by Lolo Houbein: A gardening book about maximize food production in a small space. An ARC from Netgalley (though I think it's an older title).
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones: A stand alone novel I ran across at the local used book store knowing nothing about it except that it was by Diana Wynne Jones:0). It is taking its time to get going so I hope it picks up the pace soon, simply because that's what I'm in the mood for now. It has an awesome atmosphere, though, that is really sticking with me.
- The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness #3) by Tamora Pierce: Finally getting back to this series - not sure why it took me so long!
- Sorceror to the Crown (Sorceror Royal #1) by Zen Cho: This was release in the latter half of 2015 and has been raved about non-stop ever since. It also sounds like a book designed just for me, Set in Regency Era England it follows the Sorceror Royal as he tries recover the magic levels in England and give women a place in the magical community.
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich: I started this in D.C. on my kindle and it pretty immediately sucked me in despite the brutality of the subject matter (violent rape against a minority).
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!
- Tiger Eye (Dirk and Steele #1) by Marjorie Liu: This is a paranormal romance recommended on the Get Booked Podcast that featured Sarah MacLean. The hero is a Djinn type creature which sounds pretty fun.
- Firelight (Darkest London #1) by Kristen Callihan: Steam punk romance recommended on the same show as the above.
- Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye: I'm not sure where I ran across this but Lyndsay Faye is an author I like and this is apparently a Jane Eyre re-telling featuring Jane as a serial killer. Holy intriguing premise batman!
On the BLOG LAST WEEK:
- SUNDAY: Review of Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare. 4 out of 5 Stars.
- TUESDAY: Top Ten Tuesday | Books to Read When You Want To Laugh
- WEDNESDAY: Review of A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
- THURSDAY: Parent Of Virtues - Week 9. I am experimenting with the 365 Grateful project to help me be more mindful and less of a crabby ass.