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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Updates

Now I am only 11 books behind on my reviews! Read, and yet to be reviewed:
  1. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
  2. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
  3. Two Kisses for Maddy by Logelin (Non-Fiction)
  4. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  5. Addition by Toni Jordan
  6. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  7. Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi (Non-Fiction)
  8. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
  9. Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly by Larry McCleary MD (Non-Fiction)
  10. Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
  11. Don't Breathe A Word by Jennifer McMahon

What I am reading:
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • An Exorcist Tells His Story by Gabriele Amorth (read aloud with hubby)

Happenings:
  • Work is still keeping me busy - I know, I am sick of hearing myself saying this too, but it's the truth. Hopefully it will slow down a little in July once everything is caught up
  • My personal computer has a virus since last weekend. Luckily hubby is a computer person so he is going to help fixing it - but he has been busy and hasn't time, so I only have limited access to a computer right now, and had not been visiting your blogs as much - sorry!
  • I wish I am one of those people who only need to sleep 4 hours a day. So much I want to do each day!
  • I started tracking food everyday... it's hard to track calories when it's home made food! 
  • I bought another wii game (well the only game we have is wii fit, apart from the free wii resorts and whatever else it is called that came free with the wii) - Gold Gym's Dance - boy I am so uncoordinated! Good thing they have tutorials where you can learn each move... even with an option of slow-motion! My library has Just Dance and Just Dance 2, so I'd been borrowing them instead to see if I want to get my own copy (the library didn't have Gold Gym's Dance)
  • I still want to learn to cook! Borrowed a bunch of cook books, but just hadn't time... I did make a salmon & veggie tart (using pre-made frozen pie crust) that turned out pretty well. I modified a recipe instead of following it 100% due to lack of ingredients. This is a big step for me since I usually can't just throw things together! 
  • I know the reason why I don't exercise - opportunity cost. If I have 30 minutes to go exercise, I would rather use those 30 minutes to read. I know, I could probably listen to audio books while using the elliptical, but hey it's more comfortable reading on a couch. And hey, I can't listen to audio books while using the wii... I have, however, reserved Tina Fey's Bossypants on audio, so will give that a try when it comes in (hard to find audio books that I am interested in... I guess short stories would work better than a novel). Hopefully a funny audio book would help ease the pain...

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I want to start reading State of Wonder also! I have two books in front of it, then I can start!

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  2. I can't wait to read State of Wonder. I have it scheduled for next week! Lately, I've been going on a cooking craze. I think MasterChef has something to do with that. Still, it's so much fun!

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  3. I can't wait to see what you thought of HeatherG's new one. As you know I loved her first one, I thought the voices in this one were not distinctive, you thought that of her first, so I can't wait for your thoughts.

    I can't get into audio books, it would be great, I could listen on my way and from work, that is 30 mins. Between work and being a mom there is just not enough time for reading, blogging and networking.

    Have fun with the wii.

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  4. @rhapsodyinbooks - I was debating whether to start State of Wonder, or these 2 other books I have to return to the library by 7/1. Decided to start State instead! Looking forward to your review!

    @Aths - Can't wait to see what you think of State of Wonder! I definitely want to learn to cook (especially if I have been watching cooking show :) but I need to get my work done first...

    @Marce - HeatherG's book will be one of the next ones coming up (I usually do reviews by the sequence I read, so this book is up next, unless I have an ARC commitment... then those get done first...) I think usually with audio books, my attention gets distracted. I can't listen and do other things at once (if the other task requires thinking), because the audio just becomes background noise. I can't just sit and listen, because I'd usually close my eyes so I can concentrate, but end up falling asleep instead lol.

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