Thursday, November 29, 2012

Making progress. . .

I was finally able to sit down and start wading my way out of this reading slump I've been in. I finished Matched by Ally Condie this week and I'm now about halfway through another book. Better than nothing, and the weather here helps because I can't exactly go out and do anything.

I'm really looking forward to my Christmas break from work because I'll get a solid two weeks or so of reading time when I'm not rushing around with my head cut off. I fully intend on doing as much reading as I possibly can then.

So far this year I have read about 15 books, which is a lot more than previous years. Admittedly, a lot of them were read when I first broke my foot this summer because I had nothing to do at all, but I made progress and if this slump seems to go away.... I'll be able to get a few more done.

I know this is a short entry, but I figured a small update was better than nothing. I'm going to go find some dinner and bundle up and hide from this nasty storm we're getting out here in northern California. 

Are there any books you are looking forward to reading?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Well, I'm back...!

Well, that was an unexpected break from blogging.

The summer was fairly hectic. Not only did I have a broken foot, but my work schedule was back and forth. I had a bunch of work time, then a bunch of time off so things were fairly hectic. Not only that, but I got into a nasty reading slump that is still going.

Since then, I've been just throwing myself into work. I'm actually on a week long break right now and I'm so thankful for that. I needed it because I was getting burned out, exhausted and too sick too often (thanks immune system) but I do have to admit that I miss the work kids like crazy.

Things are going fairly well here and I'm happier than I have been in a long time. Things are finally starting to look up, I've got a special someone and I'm happy. Things are working out, things are comfortable and well, I'm happy.

The only downside is one of our family pets passed away suddenly today. I am so crushed that she is gone. She had two seizures and passed away. We found out that it is more than likely a brain tumor. Very sudden, very unexpected.

Thanksgiving plans are going to be on Saturday - a big traditional dinner with the family. Tomorrow we are going to eat meatballs and relax.

That being said, I am looking for some advice and some more followers.

Here are some fun questions to get things rolling, I'm really looking forward to seeing your answers! 

1) How do you get out of a nasty reading slump? Any tips? Tricks? Ideas?
2) What are the top five books you've read in 2012?
3) What are you currently reading?