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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Reading Life (28)


Has it really been a month since my last Reading Life post? Wow! Guess that harkens to a very busy February. I now have three clients of my own for my virtual assistant job, plus another I do work for and I'm now virtual assistant for historical fiction author, Rebecca Hazell. Also, big news (if you missed my post from yesterday)...I purchased my domain so now this blog's address is www.truebookaddict.com  Yay!

Listening To: I finally finished A Clash of Kings. Really loved it! Now I'm listening to The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

Books finished:
A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin
Take Charge of Your Life, William Glasser, MD
I Am Abraham, Jerome Charyn
Run with the Wolves, T.C. Tombs
Judas the Apostle, Van R. Mayhall Jr.

Reading: 
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon (TuesBookTalk)
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (Read-a-long at Unputdownables)
The Gendarme, Mark Mustian

Coming Up:  
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak 
Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys--My Classics Club Spin selection
The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
For review:
The Boleyn Bride, Brandy Purdy
The Grip of God, Rebecca Hazell

Watching: As I'm typing this, I'm watching Bates Motel. Love this show! Who would have thought little Freddie Highmore would end up being Norman Bates. haha! Watched Those Who Kill before this (with Chloe Sevigny ). Another great new show. Ripper Street is back on BBC America and the news is that it has not been cancelled over in the UK so that means more seasons to come. Yay! Vikings started back last week (the only legitimate historical programming on History Channel...shame on them) and Hannibal. Gah...will I ever get any reading done?! Oh, and did everyone enjoy the OSCARS as much as I did? Ellen really made it fun and I was thrilled that Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey won in their respective categories. Also, Cate Blanchett was phenomenal in Blue Jasmine--her win was well deserved--and though I haven't seen it yet, I was glad that Twelve Years a Slave won best picture.

Making: I am on the tour for the new Six Sisters' Stuff cookbook in April and I've already made two of the recipes. I won't go into that now because I want to save it for my review, but I will say that their cookbooks and website are quickly becoming my go-to for my home cooking. Tonight I made brownies from scratch and they turned out pretty good. I'll have to make them again. Also, you may or may not have heard of it, but there's a recipe around the internet for a dip called Crack dip. I know, I know. Terrible name. But seriously, it is really good and it is hard to stop eating it...thus, the name. lol Here's the recipe.

Grateful for: Monday and Tuesday being snow days. No school means no driving for me and less rushing around. I needed it.

Looking forward to: my monthly library sale this weekend!

Books I received or purchased: 



For review
Grist, Linda Little

Goodwill:
Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, Heidi W. Durrow
Insatiable, Meg Cabot

Library Sale:
The Queen's Handmaiden, Jennifer Ashley
Bliss to You, Dean Koontz
Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
The Promises She Keeps, Erin Healy
The Girl in the Green Sweater, Krystyna Chiger, Daniel Paisner

What's going on in your reading life?

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  1. Woot! That's so exciting! Not the missed emails lol but the domain! I got mine this past year. Pretty neat :) Congrats on it :)

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  2. Looks like you got a good loot there! I"ve been wanting to read Beautiful Ruins. I hear good things.

    I've been watching a lot of the Oscar movies too and glad that Jared and Matthew won for their roles. I haven't seen Dallas Buyers yet but I hear it's so good.

    Good luck with your reading and doing this week!

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  3. I've actually gotten 300 pages into Outlander - finally! I'm actually going to be able to join book talk on Tuesday.

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  4. I loved the Oscars too! Ellen was great, the winners were great and the dresses were gorgeous. Great to hear that your job is expanding the way that you want it to.

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  6. Thanks, Heather! I was pretty thrilled. =O)

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