Saturday, October 11, 2014

Beating the Funk: Looking for Inspiration (Part 1)

Beating the Funk...

Last week (or before that...)  I posted how I was in a funk of all funks.  I'm not reading, listening to audiobooks, or blogging.  And I really want to.  So I'm taking the advice that some of you left for me in an effort to get out of my funk.

I'm going to use this post series to post about my efforts to get out of my reading funk AND post about random things.  The dirty truth is I'll probably have more "other" things to say than book things but we'll see.

And I'm also going to try various ways to get out of the funk.  Maybe others are going through the same thing and we can work through it together.  Maybe it'll work and maybe it won't.  We'll see together I guess.

Looking for Inspiration...

A couple days ago I came home from work and the Hubby was playing the Xbox.  That thing is like Twilight Zone.  There is no telling when he'll escape the lure of shooting people.  So jumped in the shower, put on my PJs and headed to Barnes and Nobles for some inspiration.  It was harder than I thought.  I wanted to grab some books that had been on my wishlist forever.  I wanted something I could get excited about.  And I settled on the three books above.  They were kind of on my wishlist but not really.  I was surprised to find that I honestly couldn't remember my wishlist and nothing really jumped at me.  I tried the romance section but I felt ehhh about it.  Soon I had been up and down every aisle and the intercom was telling me that the store was closing in 15 minutes.  EEK!  So I just picked three.  Did I choose well?  We'll see.

On Book Movies.  I saw two book movies in the same day.  I saw Gone Girl, named after the top-selling book by Gillian Flynn and The Equalizer, connected to a TV series and a novel by Michael Sloan.  I enjoyed both but I seriously walked away from each so exhausted.  They were both loooonnnnggg.  And I'm sorry neither needed to be that long.  Le Sigh.  I really don't have the attention span for long movies.  Did anyone else see these?  What did you think?

Fantasy Football.  I have once again hopped on the fantasy football train.  I've joined two leagues this year after winning the only league I participated in last year.  If you've never done fantasy football, you are missing out.  I'm currently 5-0 in BOTH leagues (can you say undefeated) though I see the writing on the wall this week.  I just love beating up on the guys.  Girls are meant to rule the world and fantasy football just proves it.  Ha!  Does anyone out there play?  You should!  It'll drive the guys crazy :)

That's it for now!  Toodles.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In a Funk...

I'm in a funk.

I haven't read a book in over two months.

I haven't finished an audiobook in the same time period.

And my blog makes me feel guilty so I avoid it like the plague.

What's a reader girl to do?

Any must-reads out there that could help me out?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bookish Etsy

Source: via Alexis on Pinterest

I didn't really enjoy Jane Austen until I was older. True Story. I'm loving bookish things on Etsy right now. If you find me* on there, I favorite bookish things.

 Any recommendations for me to check out? 

 *By find me, I really mean find me. I'm new to this thing and don't know how to tell you to befriend/find me if there is such a thing. Eek!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Wedding Night (Audiobook)

Is it true... Is Alexis actually posting a review?! Why, yes. Yes, I am. I brushing the cobwebs away. I'm a little out of shape but be patient.  I'll get back to review writing form. Hopefully...

Source: eLibrary

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick-Lit
Length: 13 hours and 13 minutes
Narrator: Jayne Entwistle, Fiona Hardingham, Mark Bramhall
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget.

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.
My Rating:

My Review:
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