Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts…

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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.

I am crazy busy, so I am not sure how many actual thoughts I will be able to string together.

1.  With less than 2 weeks till Christmas, I am getting run down.  Somehow, I am responsible for buying ALL the gifts- my extended family, his extended family, our children.  Poor hubby?  He has to wrack his brain to buy for me.  Nevermind all the wrapping, baking and cooking.  Now add to that a snow day this Tuesday, and going away this weekend and next for some skiing, and I am thinking that I am screwed.  If I don’t watch out I am going to be grumpy mess for the holidays.

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2.  I gave in and borrowed a copy of The Bone Season from my library.  I had heard many good things, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to start a new series-this is supposed to be the first of 7.  Well, I read it.  And loved it.  Now I have to wait for the darn author to write the next 6!  Hurry up already, I want to know what happens!!!

3.  As I mentioned above, it snowed and there was no school for the kids.  I actually sat in my chair with a lovely wool blanket as the snow started falling aground 7 am, and read as the snow fell.  It was probably the best 2 hours of my week.

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4.  I started skiing last year, at the age of 40+.  I survived.  I’m supposed to go back and do it again this weekend.  I know I probably won’t die, but the thought has entered my head.  Often.  I am afraid of breaking something or worse.  This is why you should teach these sorts of things while people are really young.  I have to start thinking positive.  I will not fall.  I will not fall.  By the way, I tend to stick to the greens- the easiest slopes-with all the little kids and beginners.

5.  My blogging and reviewing has slowed down a bit, but at the same time, I am read a lot and loving it.  Plus, I have taken a step back from accepting ARCS for a while and I am only reading books that I am choosing.  It’s all going pretty nicely.  I am hoping to get back into more blogging after the holidays, but for now I am just going with the flow.

6.  I am so looking forward to joining Leah at Books Speak Volumes in a few weeks for Jazz Age January!  She has invited bloggers to join along in  “reading  books related to the Jazz Age- novels, written by Jazz Age authors, non fiction about the 20’s and contemporary fiction set during this time period.”  I wrote my thesis in History in this time period, and have always loved the literature that came out of it.  Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Stein, and then all the books that have been written about them and the decade.

 Stop by if you are interested and sign up!

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7.  Last January, I signed up for the Goodreads 2013 challenge, and I set out to read 100 books in the year.  I am at 94, and I think I am going to make it (fingers crossed).

8.  This is all I want for Christmas- Jane Austen’s Persuasion Scarf.  Or Pride & Prejudice.  I’ll take either.  But I will probably get pajamas.

And maybe a sweater.

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11 thoughts on “Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts…

  1. I skied (is that seriously the right spelling? it looks completely wrong, like it rhymes with tried or lied… though I guess lied is pronounced like lead if you’re pronouncing it in German… and by lead I mean like following the leader and not the element… man I hate English sometimes, let’s start over…)

    I went skiing for the first time last year. I didn’t kill myself, though I did spend a lot of time on the ground. At least the place I went, there was one slope I could navigate but took literally 30 seconds to get to the bottom, but the next most “beginner” slope was a ridiculous step up in skill required. When my choices are sore and embarrassed or bored to tears, it’s not great incentive to come back.

  2. Does your husband read your blog? Because if he does, you made his gift buying (for you) very easy.

    I have to do all the shopping/cooking/wrapping/decorating too, it does get tiring. By the time the holidays are over, I am usually SO relieved.

  3. Wow, well done you learning to ski! I am greatly frightened of learning to ski and have had very few opportunities to learn how, and I am frankly comfortable with that. Maybe someday I will go on a ski trip, but I suspect even then I’d spend the whole time curled up in the ski lodge reading a book.

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