Monday, October 14, 2013

A Reading Life (19)

I can't believe it has been a month since I posted A Reading Life! I've had so much going on, I just felt too exhausted every Monday for some reason.

Listening To:  Still Anna Dressed in Blood.  The kids are on Fall break right now so I haven't been doing much driving since I work from home. I'm also listening to Dracula on my computer while I work.

Books finished in the past few weeks:
The Shogun's Daughter, Laura Joh Rowland  (review)
The Princess Diana Conspiracy, Alan Power (review)
Confessions of Marie Antoinette, Juliet Grey (review)
The Arrow Chest, Robert Parry (not yet reviewed)
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (not yet reviewed)

City of Bones, Cassandra Clare
Joyland, Stephen King (TuesBookTalk)
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova (read-a-long)
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen (read-a-long)
Under the Dome, Stephen King (still)
Write-a-ThonRochelle Melander

Coming Up:  
Stoker's Manuscript, Royce Prouty
This House is Haunted, John Boyne
The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
Colossus, David Blixt
The Curse Giver, Dora Machado

Watching: The Walking Dead!!! It's back. What an excellent first episode. This is going to be a great season. I also really enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Seems promising. Thrilled that Supernatural is back and American Horror Story: Coven looks to be the best season yet. What really surprised me is Witches of East End on Lifetime. I'm not usually much on Lifetime series, but this one is great! I can't get enough of witches and I'm certainly getting my fill this Fall! On the movie front, I saw the excellent The Way, Way Back over the weekend. It was phenomenal. I highly recommend it. Also, watched a thriller on Netflix called 6 Souls which starred Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It was a good one and Rhys Meyers was excellent in it. It really had some creepy moments, that's for sure.

Making:  I'm still cooking every night, of course. Two growing boys and all. This week, I'm making Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles, Cheesy Sausage Casserole, Ramen Noodle & Beef Skillet, and Chicken Salad Casserole. Most of these are pretty healthy because they have some form of veggies in them. Got to get those veggies into those boys of mine!

Grateful for: my boys being back home safe with me. They were with their dad for the past week in Gulf Shores. They've never been away from me for that long so I really missed them. They had a great time. Here's a pic of them enjoying themselves on the beach.

Looking forward to:  my birthday tomorrow! I'll be 45 years young. ;O) The boys and I are spending the whole day together (I'm off work) and then we're going out to eat with my mom and my dad and his girlfriend for my birthday dinner. I'm blessed.  

Picture: Library sale haul!

Halloween, Marie-Laure Mantoux
Pillar of the Sky, Cecelia Holland
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, Jerome Charyn
The Abstinence Teacher, Tom Perrotta
The Halloween Handbook, Ed Morrow
The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
Alphabet of Thorn, Patricia A. McKillip

What's going on in your reading life?


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  1. Glad your boys got back in time to celebrate your birthday with you!

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