Saturday, 30 December 2017

Sunday post 81, It's Monday, What are you reading? 66


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/

I've been absent a couple of weeks, but I'm trying to go into 2018 with good habits and intentions, so let's see how well this goes.

We had a quiet Christmas at home, just the three of us. It was nice, and also timely, as spawn spiked a fever. I think it was an ear infection and it passed after a couple of days, but it would have been miserable for him if we had been out and about.

I've been working through - I haven't been there long enough to request holidays and we do have the stat days off anyway, so a couple of long weekends are nothing to complain about.

Work is going well. Sometimes I still have a mild shock that after so long I actually found a job, but here I am. Salaried and contributing and paying taxes and everything. And fretting about childcare - lol.

I took spawn to see The Last Jedi yesterday, and we both enjoyed it. Overall I preferred The Force Awakens but The Last Jedi was good. I also started my annual new cross-stitch project and Lord of the Rings rewatch last night. What can I say, when I party, I go hard out.

As for reading, I'm doing the #TheDarkisReading readalong of The Dark is Rising on the twitter. I decided to re-read the whole series and I'm up to book four, so my first read of 2018 will be The Grey King. Speaking of reading, I tanked my Goodreads goal so badly. So, so, so badly.

So for 2018 my reading goal is 52 books - pretty sure I can manage one a week. I also want to try and watch one movie a week. We'll see how that goes.

As far as resolutions go - I do want to set some goals, but my resolutions are the same as last year, I think: read more, drink more water, be kind.

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

20 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I liked the Force Awakens better than The Last Jedi too. Funny you call your kid "spawn" too! Glad to hear spawn feels better! I'm sure you'll do great with your 2018 resolutions. Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Heeee, it's a handy nickname :). Thank you! Happy New Year!

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  2. Glad you had a nice Christmas! Hope your New Year's is nice as well. :)

    I think an LoTR rewatch sounds pretty good!

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    1. Thank you! It's my annual tradition, like visiting old friends.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing Christmas. Mine was too. Glad to hear spawn is feeling better. Here's to a wonderful New Year!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. It was very enjoyable. Thank you :)

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  4. I have the same plans as you. Being kind is always a priority I hope. Happy New Year!

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    1. Especially these days, I think kindness matters. You too!

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  5. Sounds like you Christmas was a good one. I hope you little one is feeling all better now though. Happy New Year! 🎉

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    1. It was! He is - seemed to be a 24-hour thing thankfully.

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  6. I did not do so well with reading challenges last year. So want to avoid them. Although I want to read more too ;-) Have a happy...

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    1. I think reading more is the eternal goal :)

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  7. Good luck with your goals and resolutions. One of my goals is to get more physically active. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with yours, too! :)

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  8. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, family, good work...sounds like the perfect holiday season, minus the ear infection. Hope it got your 2018 off on the good foot. Happy New Year.

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    1. Apart from that small bump with spawn it was a very enjoyable holiday. Happy New Year!

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  9. I loved The Last Jedi. Happy New Year!

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  10. I've made no New Year's resolutions beyond wanting to continue to diversify my reading. I haven't seen The Last Jedi and I don't have any immediate plans to see it. Happy New Year. Come see what I'm reading.

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    1. That's always a good reading goal. Happy New Year :)

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