Saturday, 6 January 2018

Sunday Post 82, It's Monday, What are you reading? 67


The Sunday Post - a chance for bloggers to have a chat and a catch-up - is hosted by Kimba, here: https://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ and It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn, here: https://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/

After a very quiet New Year's Day and day after, it was back to work on Wednesday. Which, as I'm sure you can imagine, was pretty busy. Thursday and Friday calmed down a bit, but were still steady. I'm still in the newlywed phase a bit, where I'm still starry-eyed about even HAVING a job, so I'm not really complaining about being busy.

Spawn has been on holiday as such, as, luckily, J's break from his job coincides with the holiday programme we have spawn in shutting down over Christmas/New Year. We are all back to "normal" tomorrow, however.

Other than that ... I've set some goals - I won't call them resolutions, because that never works. But, for this year, this is what I'm going to work on:

1) Finally getting my driver's licence
2) Read 52 books
3) Watch 52 movies
4) Finally finish my Circe cross-stitch that I started in 2004
5) Pay off my outstanding bills and be financially stable
6) Be kind, drink more water and eat more fruit
7) Write

It's not a bad list of goals as goals go :)

As for what I'm reading ... I took part in #TheDarkisReading - a The Dark is Rising readalong on the twitter.com - though, of course, I couldn't just read ONE book of the series and ended up re-reading the whole thing, and that series still holds up as one of my absolute favourites. I came into 2018 reading the last two books - The Grey King and Silver on the Tree, and greatly enjoyed the whole experience.

Now I'm chipping away at some Agatha Christie short stories in the form of the book Hound of Death, which contains the short story Witness for the Prosecution, recently made into a TV series.

J went to the library today and brought home The Book of Dust and SOMEHOW thought he'd be able to read it before I got my fingerprints on it, so that's on the go as well.

How about you? How's your week going? What are you reading?

18 comments:

  1. Nice goals! Good luck with them! I need to read some Christie but haven't decided which one to start with yet *procrastinates*

    Glad you had a nice New Year.

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  2. Thank you! :D Well, Hercules Poirot's first appearance was in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which isn't a bad place to start.

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  3. Oh I love your #6. I need to do that as well! Also, #5....so much #5. My husband took a new job that is literally 1/2 of his previous salary and it has been ROUGH!

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    1. I hope you have a better year this year!

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  4. Great goals! Good luck on achieving them!

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  5. Great goals so all the best with working on them. Enjoy work!

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  6. That's a perfect list of goals. Even if we all just tried to be kind!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/01/2018-wildly-imperfect.html

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    1. It would be a good start wouldn't it?

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  7. Good luck with your goals and getting back to normal this week.

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  8. Good luck with your 2018 goals. I remember enjoying The Dark Is Rising series and should try to fit in a reread. I'm glad you felt it held up well. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. It's one of my favourite series. Thank you!

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  9. I read most of the Dark is Rising series a decade ago. Now they're all in storage. The kids are back in school but my husband has one more week off. Come see what I'm reading

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    1. Slowly but surely things are going back to normal...

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  10. Great goals for 2018!!! And it's always nice to be back into a normal routine.

    Have a great week!

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