Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Reading Life (47) - #WintersRespite #Readathon & Starting over on The Classics Club #ourclassicsclub

I meant to get the bulk of this done during Mini-Bloggiesta, and I did manage to partially compose my 2017 reading challenge post (went live earlier this morning), and I cleaned up my sidebar (which wasn't even on my original goal list 😄), but didn't get a chance to finish transferring reading challenges (along with starting over my Classics Club) to this blog.

This week, I'm hosting my winter readathon at Seasons of Reading, A Winter's Respite. I'm thrilled because it's now a two week long event! It started yesterday, and it runs through Sunday, January 29.

Here's what I'm reading:
  • The Golden Bough, Sir James George Frazier (This is one I'm reading for TuesBookTalk and I have to finish it by Jan. 31).  Decided to not read this.
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • The Chemist, Stephenie Meyer
  • Property, Valerie Martin
  • The Boy Who Wanted Wings, James Conroyd Martin
Actually, the above are all books I need to read this month so I'm hoping this two week readathon, and the 24 in 48 Readathon this weekend, will help me accomplish it. 

Why not join us? You can sign up and jump in through January 27.

My start date for The Classics Club was March 11, 2012...so my time is up this March. Problem is, I have not hardly put a dent in my list. I've had a lot going on in my life. A separation in late 2012 and finally a divorce in 2014. A job that I hated which sapped my energy and had me getting sick all the time. Plus, being a single mom (or the custodial parent, which means I have the kids the majority of the time). That is why I'm allowing myself a do-over. I'm sure the lovely folks at The Classics Club will understand. My new list, with start and end dates, will be in the menu tab above titled, The Classics Club. Head over there to check it out.


I saw two movies over the weekend. The Bye Bye Man, a horror film, was pretty scary.
I was hiding my eyes throughout. Passengers. Wow! I really liked it. Not sure why it didn't seem to get great reviews. Definitely worth seeing. 

Some people are grumbling about the season finale of Sherlock. I liked it. I thought the introduction of Eurus was quite interesting, in my opinion. Plus, the very end of the episode was very touching.

Victoria also aired on Masterpiece on PBS Sunday night. I really enjoyed it too. I thought Jenna Coleman did quite a good job in the role.

My youngest son, Reece's 14th birthday was January 10. We had his party this past Sunday at CiCi's Pizza. He had a great time! Why must they grow up so fast?

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  1. Do overs are just fine! Love your classics list and looking forward to reading some of them with you on #Tuesbooktalk. I recorded the first episode of Victoria and am looking forward to watching it this weekend.

    Happy reading!

  2. I am reading The Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah for #WintersRespite and for Travel the World in Books #TTWIB. Glad for the two weeks! I often can't finish anything in a week. I am also planning to read The Marvelous Land of Oz this month for #ReadYourShelf.
    I am sorry that #Sherlock is over now for another year but these three episodes were especially good. The Final Problem (#3) seemed a bit over the top but the ending was so touching and developed the characters' relationships so much, I had to love that. It was hard to move straight into watching PBS Victoria but I'm so glad I did. Jenna Coleman conveyed tge insecurity of the young queen's position very effectively and I felt uneasy too! I'm glad you liked Passengers. Richard saw it with an astronomy friend and they both loved it, the story and the ship. Finally, Happy birthday, Reece! :)

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