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.

1.  I finished The Stand by Stephen King.  I posted my review yesterday and also linked up with King’s March.  I was very excited to do this, which you might be able to tell if you read my review.  I sound so gushy and a little nuts.

I also found myself in that yucky place, where you finish a book you really love, with characters you don’t want to say good-bye to.  It ruins you for a little while for all other books.  The next book I picked up didn’t really have a chance.  I had to take a few days off, then found myself looking for other King books to read.  I picked The Green mile after some very helpful suggestions from you , dear readers.  I think it was the right choice, as I can’t put it down!!

Has it ever happened to you where a really good book ruins you for a while?

2.  Buzzfeed posted a list of 22 Strong Female Characters We all Wanted to Be.  Honestly- great list- I definitely wanted to be like Lizzy Bennet, Matilda, Lucy Pensieve, and Hermione Granger (why doesn’t she have any close friends that are girls??)  But I don’t think I really wanted to be Lizbeth Salander.  Or Charlotte of the Web fame.  She has to deal with a whiny pig.  Then dies before all of her babies are born.

What do you think of this list?


3.  This is my view whenever I sit at the computer.  Jack soaking up the sun, sound asleep.  Sound being the optimal word.  About two minute after I took this picture, he started making a sound very much like a chainsaw, with intermittent little yelps thrown in for comic relief.  Of course, the whole body then started convulsing, paws trying to gain traction in the never ending pursuit of that damn squirrel.  No wonder I get nothing done.

4.  It is rumored to be warming up to the mid to high 50s around here soon.  You know what that means, right?  That it’s going to rain for the next month or two-straight.  Then it will get so blistering hot, we will think we live in Mars.  Or Hell.  But it’s just New Jersey.

5.  I am not really officially taking part in Bloggiesta this time around, but I am trying to look up the posts and challenges.  There was a great one over at River City Reading on using Pic MONKEY- go check it out.  Thank you SO much for the help!!  I went over there and played around a little, but then had to stop to cook dinner.  WHY do children insist on eating?  Everyday?

6.  I feel bad for my husband, who has been a NY Jets fan forever.  I had to sadly informed him that our house will no longer be watching or rooting for that team.  I am a book lover, and a dog lover.  Please don’t get me started.

Who should we root for this season?  I am personally a Cowboys fan, but I think hubby will root for the Falcons.  I will allow that.  Plus Matt Ryan is adorable.

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7.  I don’t do Throwback Thursday for the simple reason that I don’t want to see how young  and unlined I used to be.  If I look in the mirror without my glasses, I think I still look like that.

8.  I have been very sporadic with posting lately, and it makes me feel very bad.  I am going to get myself into a real routine, now that we aren’t spending 3+ days away skiing every week.  I also need to detox from all the apres ski food.  It’s yummy and fun, but not conducive to wearing anything other than leggings and long sweaters.

How is everything with you?

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Fall 2013 Bloggiesta!!



I am so excited to finally have a chance to join in on Bloggiesta– a blogging marathon that was created several years ago by Natasha from Maw Maws Book Blog!

The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. Spread the word and get all your friends to come and fiesta with us!”

Here is my To Do List-

~ Cross post reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Librarything, etc.

~  Make a Reviews page (I think I finally got the whole link thing down-I know, very lame)

~  Complete A to Z Survey  that was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner

~Post Part Two of The Book Thief Read Along questions and answers

~ Try to come up with 5 more books to complete my Classics Club list (any suggestions are appreciated!)

~ Join The Classics Club

~Last but not least, maybe find a new theme that has the cool widgets I really want- the ones with the little pics for FB and Goodreads-any suggestions?????

~Check out the following mini challenges:

How to Make Goodreads Work for You hosted by Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide (@bookaddictguide)

Favorite WordPress Plugins hosted by April from My Shelf Confessions (@shelfconfession)

 Bloggiesta Master To Do List hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books (@SueySays)

Book Blogging Heroes hosted by Book Bloggers International (@bookbloggersint)

Whew, glad I figured that out.  Now, I just have to try to do it all!!

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