Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. Time for a Sunday/Monday post, where I will be linking up to:
Stacking the Shelves
It's Monday, What are You Reading?
Buckle in, it's been quite a week.
When last we left you in the saga of my life, I still hadn't taken my Christmas decorations completely down. You'll be relieved to know that I did indeed get everything put away Saturday night. And just as I finished that, I got a text from a good friend who was going to be in town for his job.
We wound up hanging out Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. It was great to see him. We were at my place working through Pushing Daisies. We just started watching that show together before he moved. And if you haven't watched that show, find a way to fix that. It's only 22 episodes spread over two seasons, and it is delightful. Here's my review of season 1 to whet your appetite.
Then, Wednesday, I had dinner with my uncle and aunt who were in town. We went to a steak restaurant right by my condo, but some place I rarely go to. The company was great and the food was, too.
As I said last week, I had Monday off for President's day. I was productive in the morning - I got my taxes done for the year. It's always a relief when I get those finished.
And the weather last weekend was wonderful. I got out last Sunday and played some disc golf with some friends in the afternoon. Monday afternoon, I went for a hike near my condo. I wasn't the only one - there were lots of other people around the entire time I was hiking.
But the weather has really changed. It got cold just a couple of days later, and the rain came. We had 4.5 inches of rain on Friday. And it's been snowing nearby as well. The only snow I actually saw was a little falling Saturday afternoon, but nothing that was sticking. It's back to rain now. It's been 10 years since we saw snow in my part of Southern California. I'm not used to this kind of cold weather! Needless to say, I didn't go paddle boarding today. Way too cold to be enjoyable.
To make up for last week's productivity, I have been pretty lazy today, lounging around the condo.
Told you I had a lot to cover. But I think that about does it.
This Past Week on the Blog:
This Coming Week on the Blog:
Sunday - Book Review: City of the Dead by James Ponti
Monday - Movie Review: Black Panther - Wakanda Forever
Tuesday - Book Review: Secrets and Scents by Lyn Perry
Wednesday - February's Monthly Reading Summary
Thursday - Book Review: Till Death Do Us Port by Kate Lansing
Friday - Friday Post
Saturday - Weekly TV Thoughts
I've got four books to tell you about. Okay, fine, seven. And one of them has been in my possession for less than an hour, too.
Why the confusion with the math at the beginning? Because, I was trying to put a positive spin on my book haul for the week. But in my defense, Amazon counts this as one book, not four. What am I talking about? The boxed set of first four books in Cathy Ace's WISE Enquiries Agency series were free on Kindle earlier this week. As of right now, it looks like they are still free. It's hard to pass up free, especially on four books.
I ordered a couple of books from Amazon, and they showed up this week as well. The first is The Last Orphan, the latest in Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X series. I love these thrillers, and I can't wait to be able to dive in. Unfortunately, I think it will be a while before I can get to it. I pretty much have my March reading set already.
I was a big fan of The Big Bang Theory, so I'd been eyeing The Definitive, Inside Story written by Jessica Radloff. It's been on sale at Amazon, so I snagged it as well to get to free shipping since I don't have Prime. I was not expecting it to be a 500 page book, however. I want to read it, but I'm going to have to allow some extra time.
And the book that just arrived? My pre-order from Barnes and Noble of The Shimmer, the first in the new Kingdom Keeper Inheritance series from Ridley Pearson. Yes, I've found the Kingdom Keeper series to be hit or miss in the past, but I have to read them. I love the premise of kids fighting Disney villains in Disney theme parks. Yes, I'm a DisNerd, what can I say?
What I'm Currently Reading:
Just before I started typing this, I finished up Vinyl Resting Place
by Olivia Blacke. This is the first in a Record Shop Mysteries series, and it was a lot of fun. I won't be reviewing it until March 9th, so I have a little time to work on my review.
That means, I'll be starting on The Shimmer. I was hoping that the book would arrive so I could slip it into my reading schedule next. It's always a little tricky to work these middle grade books into my schedule since I read them in addition to my normal books, and I've got the time right now.
And I'm still working on my audiobook, The Christie Caper by Carolyn Hart. I'm at the 50% point in the audiobook. I have a feeling I won't finish it until next weekend at the pace I'm going.
That about does it. Have a great week!