Bookish (& Not So Bookish) Thoughts



Bookish & Not So Bookish Thoughts

is a weekly meme hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous, where we post things that are on our minds.  Head over there and check it out!


1.  I HAVE to read this book, simply because this baby looks just like my Jack (plus looks like a cute story).

Really how cute is that?  Doesn’t my boy look just like that?


2.  I am reading an ARC- and I hate it.  But it is a quick read, so I figured I would just waste tonight and finish it.  Has this ever happened to you?  I usually DNF, but I want to push on though.

3.  I am in serious need of an intervention!

I own too many book that I have not read, yet I am still going to the library at least once a week, AND accepting ARCs at least 1-2 per week.  It is a sickness.

4.  I live in New Jersey.  As if that is not bad enough in itself, it is freezing here.  I want to move so bad.

5.  We went to one of my favorite places before Christmas- Lake Placid.  What a great place.  We skied Whiteface ( bunny slope for me), walked though the town, and just had an amazing time.  The best part was the cabin we rented didn’t have a TV anywhere except for one in the basement.  Lots of family together time- with 2 teens it was a challenge!  I wish we could go back.

6.  After Christmas, we went to ski in the Poconos.  Second day in, I hit a mushy pile of snow and spun around.  Or at least 3/4 of me did- one knee stayed planted.  OUCH!  Icepacks and wraps were needed.  And wine.

7.  I gave my daughter a calendar with Labradors on it (since we have 2).  She thought she was getting a puppy for Christmas.  I felt so terrible, I wanted to go out and get one.  But I couldn’t get up because Jack was laying on me.  Oh well- one baby at a time.

8.  I am planning to read The Beautiful and the Damned as part of Jazz Age January hosted by Leah at Books Speak Volumes.  I am very excited- I think this might be one of the few by Fitzgerald that I haven’t read yet.

9.  The best part of winter is being able to put your pj’s on early, curl up under a blanket, and read all night.  I just described my plans for the next month.

10.  I am excited to read a few books over the next month or so- Saving Grace by Jane Green, All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and Gray Mountain by John Grisham.

Strange group, I know.  But I put in requests for them at the library.  I will probably wait a good while.  Good thing I have so many books already to hold my interest!

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

  1. OMG! So sorry about your knee. Hope it’s feeling better. I can’t wait to get my hands on HOUSE BROKEN. We don’t have any dogs (not my choice), but we do have a granddog – a beautiful black lab and a grandcat. New books? I have over 400 on my e-reader and more than 200 on my bookshelf (not counting the ones I’ve already read). It is an obsession. Whenever I see an interesting book, I have to have it. If I live long enough, maybe I’ll get to read all the great ones I have and keep acquiring. I keep accepting ARC’s too! Right now I’m reading one, I just can’t get into. I keep putting it off, but I need to read it and get my review on it up. It is going to be a challenge to write an honest review and not trash the book. If I hadn’t promised the author I’d read it, I wouldn’t. Oh well, maybe I’ll read a good book or two and come back to it. Or I could read it while on the treadmill – now that would be really painful! LOL.
    Sorry I’ve rambled on so, but your post was one I can so relate to. I’d better stop now before I start on another point – one being the weather. I am in SW Ohio and it is -2 with a windchill of -18. Aarghhh! I can take the teens, and an occasional single digit, though I’d much prefer not, but below zero is for the polar bears. Oh, and yes, I love winter evenings – pj’s, great book, hot tea, and a warm fire in the fireplace – pure heaven!
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Awwww……look at the doggy (both on the book cover and off)!

    I can totally relate to the overabundance of books, and yet I couldn’t stay away from the boxing day sale at book outlet! I guess there could be worse things to be addicted to right?

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