This feature was inspired by It's Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and also by The Sunday Salon.
Listening To: No audio books right now because the CD player doesn't work in mom's car and I don't want to listen to my CD player with headphones (driving hazard...eek) so I've been just listening to the radio and now I know why I like listening to audio books while driving. Radio is SO frustrating. I have three stations that I toggle between and it always seems they're on commercial at the same time. Ugh!
Book finished: Sadly, I have not finished a book yet in the new year. I am halfway done with Les Mis and almost finished with Persuasion. I still have to finish The Waste Lands by Stephen King and I have a review book for a post on Thursday. Help!
Reading: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Waste Lands, The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan
On the Nightstand: Oh, I don't know! For sure, Dune by Frank Herbert. Oh yeah, The Shining by Stephen King and Crime and Punishment (read-a-longs).
Watching: Okay, is anyone else just completely pissed at "Downton Abbey"? Because I am! Rant over. I saw "Silver Linings Playbook" over the weekend. Outstanding film! It is definitely a must-see and I'm pretty sure we're going to have some OSCAR winners there. I also saw a free screening of "Warm Bodies" on Thursday. What a fun and sweet movie! I have such a crush on Nicholas Hault now (yeah, I know he's 20 years younger than me...lol). On TV, I'm loving "Ripper Street" on BBC America, "The Following" on FOX, and "Shakespeare Uncovered" on PBS.
Making: My nightly cooking is still going well. I think I mentioned that my older son is a picky eater. Well, he has liked the last several meals I've made so I consider that a win. Tonight I made something called Fast Food Mexican with Tamales, chili, cheese and onions. Not totally healthy, but it was delicious! Tomorrow, I'm making a crab casserole and sauteed broccoli so a little bit more healthy.
Grateful for: Everyone who participated in my read-a-thon last week. I have such lovely regulars and then had some awesome newbies this time. It was a success, as usual! Can't wait until Spring into Horror in April!
Looking forward to: Almost done getting my books shelved so I'm looking forward to that finally being finished. It has been a big job, but I did cull some of my non-fiction (self-help, decorating books, etc.). Three boxes worth! Yay! Also, just found out the Nyx and Vicky are hosting the Review Copy Clean-up again in February so I'm going to give that a shot again. Oh, and I'm hoping to do a few things during the Mini-Bloggiesta this weekend!
Picture: I saw this on Facebook last night and I just have to share it (from the Words to Inspire the Soul Facebook page)
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by Lori's Reading Corner this month. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)
Angels and Insects by A.S. Byatt
The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March
The Mystic Rose by Stephen R. Lawhead
Guinevere: The Legend in Autumn by Persia Wooley
Darker Jewels by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Katharine of Aragon by Jean Plaidy
Mina by Jonatha Ceely
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan
Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill