Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cozy Blanket Bingo

Yes, guilty as charged!!! This girl likes to read! It's a good thing tho right!!

There are always books I don't get around to reading, even though they've been on my To-Read list for ages and ages.  A lot of the time they even get to the point of being made into movies and then I see the movie and think "Oh man, I really want to see that! But I need to read the book first..." and then I end up not doing either for years....Example: This is Where I Leave you by Jonathan Tropper...Labor Day by Joyce Maynard...  

This year, I started a winter reading program at the library called Cozy Blanket Bingo and it's made me really start to focus on the books I've had on that To-Read list...Here's what it is:

I'll admit, I've only gotten one bingo since I started (the program runs for 3 months) but I'm inspired to keep going.  There are some books that I seriously should have read by now-- any Jane Austen (I know, I'm a terrible librarian..I've never read anything), Lord of the Flies, Olive Kitteridge, Cutting for Stone, 1984, Life after Life, Goldfinch, the list goes on and on and on....

I'm about to finish Lisa Gardner's newest book Crash and Burn, which is entertaining as always.  I love her books and I'll almost always reach for a thriller when I want to read for pure pleasure.  Next up is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  I've been on the hold list for this FOREVER and I've yet to hear a bad word about it.  Although, now that I look at my Bingo card, it won't help me much..whatever...

I know you can't really win any prizes for joining in on this Cozy Blanket Bingo (there were some good prizes too!) but if you're stuck in a reading rut and need a nudge, here ya go! Try something outside of your comfort zone (graphic novels are more interesting than you may realize and they only take a couple hours to read) and I think you might be surprised at how much you like it!

That being said, I am going to stay up past my bedtime, read some great books, and enjoy every single minute..

Monday, February 9, 2015

State Of The Union

How I feel about my job right now....after the burning rage goes away...

burning rage - not giving a shit- burning rage- not giving a shit- burning rage- not giving a shit

repeat. x100

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maybe I Should Have Been A Hoarder

 There's such a fine line between "I wish I hadn't gotten rid of those fat pants" and "Man, those pants would be in style now"

I'm not saying that I'm going to start keeping all of the clothes that I no longer wear --my closet is much too small for that-- but I am really missing a couple things I got rid of years ago...

Specifically, a black leather backpack that I had in junior high and probably early high school...I don't remember when I got rid of it but I'm guessing it was sometime right around when I stopped listening to Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden....and I haven't really missed it in the last 20 years... (omg, i might have just had a stroke thinking about how it's been 20 years since my flannel and waffle henley wearing days)

But now backpacks are back and this one by Rebecca Minkoff is a dead ringer for the one I had back in the day

Now I just look at this and think longingly of the days I wore a killer Lemonheads t-shirt, an old pair of my dad's Levis rolled at the waist, and my first pair of Birks....