I have been spending the week slowly getting back into the swing of things. Apparently, when you return home after being gone for almost a week, you have no desire to do anything except the bare minimum. I did get on the scale on Tuesday, and I quickly discovered why my clothes haven't been fitting well. Eek! Although I wasn't motivated to do much, exercise seemed like a fantastic idea. This one particular New Year's Resolution seems to be going in full gear.
I got a ton of reading done this week. I finished five books. Finished is the important word in that sentence though, because I had been reading several of these books for a while. I will admit that it is nice to get them off my plate. I am currently listening to three audio books, which is not my style (I prefer to just listen to one maybe two audio books at once), so I am keeping my fingers crossed for another productive reading week. Two of the books are around 11 hours each, so I think I will be able to get at least one knocked out next week.
ARCS & Galleys
I received one galley in the last TWO weeks (crazy, right?). It is Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. It is an audio book.
From the Library
I just picked up one book from the library this week, but it is an important one! I got Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken!
This week I purchased a few books. I got Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark retold by Alvin Schwartz (with the original scary artwork by Stephen Gammell) at the Goodwill ($0.99 and $0.69, respectively!). I started exercising this week, and I have a little system in which I earn money to spend at Goodwill. As you can see, I can't go too crazy there. :)
Amazon was having some great sales this week, so I made a few purchases. First, I picked up City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I haven't started this series, but the book was so cheap ($2.99), I decided to pick it up (this sale isn't going on anymore). Second, I picked up Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield. I haven't heard great things about this book, but I really want to read it for myself. It was only $1.99, so I figured I haven't lost out (as of typing this, the sale is ongoing on the US Amazon site, double check the price before you buy!).
Dead as a Door Nail: Sookie Stackhouse has been calling to me for a little while, so I picked up book #5 in the series. I love the reader so much; it is like we are having a conversation.
Hollow City: I just started this audio book. I am enjoying the story, but I am not sold on the reader yet.
A Dance with Dragons: I just haven't been in the mood for this audio book, even though the story has been getting interesting.
Hangwire: I just read the first few pages of this book, and it has pulled me in!
Read This Week
Dark Talisman by Steven M Booth
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delany
A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway