Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week asks which authors you will always buy from.

Here we go.

1.) J.K. Rowling

2.) Bill Bryson (is he retired because I've been waiting forever)

3.) Christopher Pike (old favorite)

4.) Suzanne Collins

5.) Jodi Picoult (not all great reads but they are entertaining)

6.) Christopher Moore (funny funny bastard)

7.) Jon Krakauer

8.) Ann Rule

9.) Charles Dickens (Although I'm pretty sure he's not coming out with any new books)

10.) Judy Blume

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hosted by Midnight Book Girl, what are you reading today?

Well, I have become completely addicted to cross-stitching. I am not exactly domestic but I'm loving this and my husband has quite literally had to pry the most recent design away from my hands just to get me to go to dinner. So, that being said, I have even put Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows on the shelf for over a week. Insane, I know! Today, however, I will finish my latest design and delve back into Mr. Potter. 

Pictures of cross-stitch masterpieces are to come...stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Short blogging break

For the first time since I started blogging, I am taking a week off from blogging due to a really big obsession with cross-stitching and writing and reading. Don't worry - I'll be back this Sunday, 2/24. Read on, biatches!

My first cross-stitch project (small but it has led to some greater things).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is Top Ten Romances in Books - just in time for 
Valentine's Day! 

Ralph de Bricassart and Meggie Cleary: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough.

2.) Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

3.) Colonel Brandon and Marianne Dashwood: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

4.) Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy: Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

5.) Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler: Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

6.) Princess Buttercup and Westley: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

7.) Othello and Desdemona: Othello by William Shakespeare (an odd choice I know)

8.) Charles Darnay, Sydney Carton and Lucie Manette: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

9.) Noah and Allie: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

10.) Heathcliff and Catherine: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Eh, I'm kind of wishy-washy on this one)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sundays In Bed With...

Hosted by Midnight Book Girl, what are you reading today? 

Well, after a wonderful evening with Midnight Book Girl and other girlfriends, I came home and started my latest cross-stitching project and then, for some reason, decided to watch Saturday Night Live with Justin Bieber as host. That was an hour out of my life I'll never get back. 

Anyways, since I was up late, I got up late and am just getting my caffeine on before delving into the LAST of the Harry Potter series. That's right - I finished The Half-Blood Prince and teared up at the ending. Now it's on to the Deathly Hallows. I wish I could make the series last longer but I can't...sigh. 

Oh and I watched the movie, The Half-Blood Prince and loved it!!!! When did Ron become so stacked? Purr. 

Alright, on to reading, stitching, chores, errands, etc.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this is Top Ten Tuesday.

This week: Top Ten Bookish Memories

     Petunia by Roger Duvoisin (a children’s book read to me by my mother) – A silly goose finds a book and she thinks she is very wise and starts giving advice to the other animals; a wonderful story to fall asleep to

     Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz – I picked this book up as a pre-teen while vacationing with my family at a ski resort and freaked myself out but LOVED these stories

     R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike – I read this as a teenager and devoured them over another family vacation in Nags Head, NC where incidentally, I had my first French kiss. TMI?

)   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – I read this over Christmas in 1993 and it was love at first read.

     Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – by Jenny Lawson – during a somewhat stressful trip to see an ailing family member, I was able to chuckle through this hilarious memoir.

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  by Seth Smith Grahame – an odd choice, I know, but this book was with me on my first ever trip to New York City and was a good distraction on the train.
     Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer – I read this on a cold rainy winter’s night and couldn’t put it down.

     A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens – Senior year, a boyfriend and a group of friends couldn’t keep me away from this book for a whole week in 1994.

     A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – I read this in my birth state while visiting relatives in Kentucky.

     Gone With The Wind – another Senior year pick after I had seen the movie; I wanted to be Scarlett.