Tuesday, 7 February 2012
A Long and Rambling Post
I can't believe it's February already (edit - I actually started this post of Feb 1st, but blogger is being highly annoying*). I hope you've all had a good start to the year, and are keeping your resolutions! I am doing really well, for the first time ever! Thanks to my The Happiness Project resolution check list. There is something so satisfying about putting a star on a star chart, and as Gretchen says we manage what we measure.
As you might be able to tell blogging was not on my resolution list. It just seemed weird to have to make myself do something I do for fun, but it is getting squeezed out, so maybe I'll add it to my March resolutions. I need to blog more because I've read so many great books already this year. The two I must want to write (gush) about are;
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This deserves all the accolades it has received. It's mesmerizing and utterly gorgeous.
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta. An absolute tour de force. It's truly amazing and it flies by despite being a weighty 592 pages long. It's out in the US March 13th, but you can buy it from FishPondWorld. Meaning you get the lovely Australian cover too. Although I was gobsmacked to discover that Melina Marchetta does not have a UK publisher. WHAT THE HECK! I feel like I should start a campaign or something.
As well as reading, a lot, I've been;
Watching TV, Sherlock, Series 2 = outstanding! and I've finally started watching The Vampire Diaries, which is exactly my kind of thing, but I can only watch it when my husband is out as he took one look at the cover and said an emphatic no.
Watching films Super 8. I so see why it was on so many end of year lists, and The Artist, best picture at the Oscars I think, not that I've seen the other films, but it's so good.
Cutting off my hair. I like it, but my neck keeps getting cold. It's so cold in England at the moment.
Playing on Pinterest - it's addictive. If you want to follow me, I'm here
I'm also planning on doing more on Tumblr, like favourite quotes and things I like, which seem a bit short for a blog post. If you're on it, let me know so I can follow you. I'm Of Starry Skies
So more regular post in february I hope!
* is anyone else having huge problems with blogger signing them out all the time? It got so bad I went to have a look at wordpress, but someone already has the Not Enough Bookshelves address :( Still I might have to leave if it keeps eating my posts, and not letting me upload pictures - sorry about the very wordy picture-less post.