Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts


Bookish & Not So Bookish Thought is a weekly men hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Let’s give it a whirl!

1.  I think I am a little too excited to see Catching Fire.  I offered to take my daughter and all her friends, with the stipulation that I am staying to watch the movie with them-not cool when you are 13 years old.


2.  Everyday my son comes home from school, gets a snack (usually what a normal person would consider a whole meal), and puts on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer.  It is disgusting.  How can anyone eat while watching that??  Maybe I should try to eat all my meals with that on in front of me- finally lose those last 5 lbs that have been clinging to me.


3.  One year ago Sandy came barreling through here- and we STILL have huge portions of the gigantic trees that fell along the perimeter of the yard.  I know hubby is busy, but a whole year??

4.  I started reading The Shining this week.  My very first King novel.  WHY WHY WHY did I begin it a few days before Halloween???  I am the biggest wimp ever, so what the hell was I thinking?  I keep the light on in the house- all of them, even the garage light.  Don’t get me wrong- I am loving the book and will probably run out and get another of his- but it is freaking me out a bit.  I won’t read it when I am alone in the house- the dogs are here, but I don’t think they would wake up if a dead lady from the bath tub comes to get me.  They wont hear her over their own snoring.


5.  I finally hit the 4 mile mark in my running (I am old and pathetic- just started running again after 30+ years of not).  I celebrated with a $100,00 bar.  Now I need to run 10 miles.

6.  My daughter is so excited to finally have Halloween this year, as it has been cancelled the past two- Snowtober in 2011 and Sandy in 2012- and of course it is raining.  Can’t catch a break.  It’s not the same trick or treating  with an umbrella.

7.  I think I might finally take the plunge in the next few weeks and join The Classics Club.  I have been thinking of doing it for a while and I think I need to just jump in.

8.  I am a bad mother.  My daughter was in the living room, studying on the computer while hubby and I watched the World Series.  Just to screw with her, I put on A Nightmare on Elm Street (she is my daughter-a total wimp).  She ran out of the room so fast, the chair she was sitting on went flying.  I laughed.  Bad mother.


I think this is supposed to be a list of 10- but that;s all I got.  Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!!

21 thoughts on “Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts

  1. Happy Halloween! I loved this post. Hopefully the rain clears up soon for the trick or treaters.
    I hope you enjoy The Shining, it’s scary in parts, but I think it’s one of King’s best.

    It is hard to believe Sandy was one year ago.
    Also, congrats on the running 🙂

  2. 1. AHHHH! You changed your blog theme- I LOVE!

    2. And OMG how ready I am for Catching Fire! I’ll be going to see it asap! Then seeing it again with my childhood best friend the week after Thanksgiving. And probably seeing it one more time. #notevenshamefaced

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