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: Walgreens has those little portable speakers for portable audio equipment on sale so I'm hoping to get one for my CD player so I can finally start listening to The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater while driving.
Book finished: Since my last Monday post, I have finished Persuasion and The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan. (Click titles to read my reviews)
Reading: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (still), Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Shining by Stephen King, Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoyevsky, The Waste Lands by Stephen King (I'm SO behind on this read-a-long).
What I have left to read this month...Yikes: A Tainted Dawn by B.N. Peacock for review (book tour) on Friday, Dune by Frank Herbert, The Plague by Albert Camus. Dune is for the SciFi Experience, but I may have to switch to a shorter book to complete the "challenge." Maybe The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? I'm also supposed to be catching up on review books. Doing a stellar job...not! I might be able to squeeze in The Arrow Chest, at least. *fingers crossed*
Coming Up Next: My Classics Spin book (#14 on my list) is Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. In March, I'm participating in the Take Control of your TBR Pile challenge. I have no tours scheduled and will only be reading books from my personal library although I might allow myself one review book. ;O) Not quite sure what titles I'm reading yet...well, except for Cold Comfort Farm that is!
Watching: Yes, I'm pissed at "Downton Abbey"...again! I'm sure everyone who watched last night (pretty much) is. No spoilers, but let me know if you're hopping mad too. "The Walking Dead" last night was SO intense. Edge of the seat...loved it! I saw "Django Unchained" on Saturday. What a fantastic film! I'm a huge Tarantino fan anyway, but this movie was just unbelievably good. I finally rented "Paranormal Activity 4." Pretty scary and creepy. They seem to get more scary each time a new one comes out. Or is it just me? I will say, mom was pshawing at first and then ended up thinking it was scary too. LOL!
Making: My cooking continues to be a hit with the boys. Makes a mom smile. Last week, I made a sour cream enchilada recipe with chicken. I'm going to try it this week with beef. My meatloaf is a big hit too.
Grateful for: My ob/gyn doctor. It has been four years since I last saw her and she is SO wonderful. She talked with me at length about my life now. All the changes with the separation and all and it really helped a lot. Sometimes speaking with a neutral third party is what a person really needs.
Looking forward to: the OSCARS on Sunday! Woot! I've seen a lot of the films that are nominated this year which makes for a better experience while watching, in my opinion. I'm really rooting for Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress. Not sure who else yet. There are so many great performances. Hopefully, I will get to see "Lincoln" or "Argo" this weekend before the airing of the show.
Picture: My grand nephew who turned one last week. Isn't he a doll!?
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by Unabridged Chick this month. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to view the book(s) on Amazon)
FOR REVIEW/BOOK TOURS:
Anastasia by Colin Falconer...from the author
The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau (April)
The Seduction by M.J. Rose (June)
Lifetime of Achievement: 7 Goal Setting Strategies that Work by Jordan Maylea Ramirez...Pump Up Your Book tours
A Thing Done by Tinney Sue Heath...from Andrea @ A Chick Who Reads
The Lobotomist by Jack El-Hai...from Wonders & Marvels giveaway
The Blood of Alexandria by Richard Blake
The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland
Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
Bloody Mary by Carolly Erickson
Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran
The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman
The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman
2013 Stephen King Desk Calendar