Good Morning! It's beautiful and sunny here in Iowa. I've had trouble keeping up with blogging this week because a) I had an intense work conference the last couple days and b) K Drama sickness. If you're wondering what KDrama sickness is, it is when I become so addicted to watching a K Drama that all other responsibilities and hobbies are rendered impossible for a time. If you are a book nerd you probably recognize this phenomenon, lol!
Don't like vegetables and fruits?
This group of insects is incredibly important to our survival. They help the world function! And I'm not just referring to the use of insecticides, recent research has showed lethal and sub-lethal affects to bees from herbicides and from interactions between fungicides and other chemicals. Please don't take this as me berating you - this is directed at myself as well. I avoid chemical usage for the most part in the garden but I frequently am lazy and buy pre-mixed potting soil from companies like Miracle-Gro and lord knows what is in these mixes, that gets incorporated into the plants that grown in it or may be alternatively toxic to ground-nesting bees. I vow to do better! Please join me because bees (and butterflies and moths and...) are cool y'all! PSA OUT.
In less depressing news, here's an update on the indoor bulb forcing for grape hyacinth. So far so good!
WATCHING, READING and BLOGGING
As alluded to above, the K Drama I started last week has worked its black magic and gotten me completely addicted to it. It's called City Hunter and is a somewhat ridiculous revenge/spy/vigilante thriller/romantic comedy. I love it. It will definitely be going into my growing stack of K Dramas I'd recommend and I hope to write a review to post. Only 3 more episodes of the 20 episode run to go so I expect I'll finish it tonight.
Finished Since the Last Time I Posted
- The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman: As I suspected I would, I loved this book which the author describes as Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Regency England. I sucked it down in record time!
- Memories of Ash (Sunbolt #2) by Intisar Khanani: I loved book 1 so much, I immediately had to jump into book 2! It's going quite a bit slower than Sunbolt partially because of the Kdrama effect but partially because it isn't quite as engaging for me as book 1. But still good!
- Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch: A book about how to improve your relationship with food.
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee: As I suspected from everything I read about this book, It is not an easy read but I am also really into it. It's going to be a bitch to review/rate!
Added to the TBR:
I added a whole slew of Graphic Novels to my list this week after the TTT topic (see below)...
- Seconds by Bryan Lee McNally: From a great list by Emma Likes Books!
- Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee McNally: From a great list by Emma Likes Books!
- The World of Edena by Moebius: Recommended by Greg over a Book Haven.
- Runaways by Brian K. Vaughn: Recommended by Greg over a Book Haven.
- Monstress by Marjorie Liu: Recommended on the Reading The End Podcast (by Gin Jenny). This and Get Booked are my two fave book podcasts by the way...
- Letter 44 by Charles Soule: Recommended on Turning the Pages. Great list this week!
- Revival by Tim Seeley: Recommended on Turning the Pages.
- Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe: Recommended on Turning the Pages though this series has been on my radar for a while and just hadn't made it onto my TBR.
And just a couple non-graphic novels:
- Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong and Howard Goldblatt (translator): This book was on the list of Man Asian Literary Prize winners.
- Truth or Beard by Penny Reid: A romance recommend by Sam on Booked on a Feeling. With the number of romance novels that are appealing to me right now I suspect that is what I am in the mood for and neither of my two current reads has a drop of romance in them which is potentially part of why they are going a little slowly.
- Bookburners by Max Gladstone et al.: An interesting looking compilation of a serial novel recommended on The Bibliosanctum.
On the BLOG LAST WEEK:
TUESDAY: TOP TEN TUESDAY | Graphic Novels
WEDNESDAY: REVIEW | Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 4 out of 5 star mystery novel!
|This is also why I can't get anything done. This is Rudy taking up 2/3rds of the sofa and then reaching out with his paw to grab my arm while I was trying to type on the computer, because he needed tummy scratches.|
Have a Great Week!