Sunday, 3 January 2016

Sunday Post 17 and What Are You Reading on Monday 5


Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping 2016 is a good one!

I'm linking up with Kimba at http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ for the Sunday Post and with Kathryn at http://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/ for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week was a pretty quiet one around here. That week between Christmas and New Year is such an odd time, I always think. Like it's been suspended in space, or something. Everything is quiet. Like the big inhale before the exhale of the New Year.

Anyway. I got through my annual LOTR re-watch last night, and made some good progress on my peonies cross-stitch. Now I'll go back to a 10-hour rotation, with three projects on the go. Good times, good times.

I haven't really made concrete resolutions for 2016. Just. Drink more water. Eat more fruit. Be kind. That's really it.

I took spawn to the movies last week, grit my teeth and sat through Alvin 4 or whatever it was. Spawn enjoyed it but it is not a good movie. We have a playdate today, so that should be .... a thing. He'll have fun, anyway.

I did manage a couple of posts last week; one reflecting on the past year: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2015/12/the-year-that-was.html and one talking about making 2016 the year of the series: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2015/12/2016-year-of-series.html

Other than that .... not a lot. As I said, it was a very quiet week.

As for what I'm reading, I'm about halfway through The Gunslinger by Stephen King and should finish sometime this week. After that I'm not sure. I might finally read Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older. We'll see.

How was your week?

What are you reading?

17 comments:

  1. You're right, the time between Christmas and New Year's does have a weird, quiet, suspended feeling. I didn't make any concrete resolutions either, it's not like anyone ever keeps them anyway. Though your resolution are never bad ones to have. The year of the series sounds good, though every year is the year of the series to me, haha. Good luck on your resolutions and series goals!

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    1. Kirsten, it feels like the world is moving again now :-) I should make every year the year of the series but on so terrible at finishing them

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  2. I'm reading cozies I started last year, then will get to two library books I just borrowed. I like your new year resolutions - more water is always good, and being kind is a must :)

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    1. Harvee sounds like you have a great new year of reading planned. Kindness is underrated I think

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  3. Happy New Year. I agree, the week between holidays is always a weird one- sometimes I have to work, sometimes I have it off, but yeah. I like how you described it...kinda suspended. :)

    The LotR rewatch sounds fun, I love sitting and watching movies this time of year (too cold to go outside LOL) and that sounds like a fun tradition.

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    1. You too, Greg :) it's summertime here but I'm not much of an outdoor person anyway.

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  4. Happy New Year. Yay we go back to normal time tomorrow - all holidays over for awhile! Yeah can't imagine having to sit through Alvin 4. Enjoy the rest of the Stephen King novel.

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    1. You too, Kathyrn! Luckily it's a short movie - lol. So far so good, thanks!

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  5. I've heard so many good things about Shadowshaper - and yes, I have to catch up on Stephen King's recent novels soonest!

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    1. Myra: i have too and the cover is gorgeous. :-)

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  6. I have tried Stephen King but he is just not for me and I do enjoy horrors. It was a nice quiet holiday, but back to work today and it started out with a bang, sigh.

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    1. Marche: I do love him but he's not for everyone. Aw I'm sorry. I hope things pick up for you

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  7. The Gun Slinger series is one that I could not get through. Glad you are enjoying them. I also cross stitch although its been a few months since I picked mine back up. Happy New Year to you.
    You can see mine here: http://theresaraymer.blogspot.com/

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    1. Theresa: people have very strong opinions about that series. Hopefully I'll get through all of it this year. I go through stages with stitching as well, sometimes I do nothing for months

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  8. I like that the week between Christmas and New Years is quiet. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Nise - quiet is good. You too :-)

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  9. I am going to check out your reflective post.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful reading week this week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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