June 17, 2012

Lazy Sunday Thoughts Just Ramble

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Vegetable Garden

Hello, Friends! How is your weekend going? Mine is pretty quiet. I’m making all my husband’s favorite dishes today since it’s Father’s Day. Unfortunately, I can’t barbeque steak, so he’s on his own when it comes to that.

Speaking of food… My vegetable garden is doing 100% better than last year. I’m quite proud, though if I can blame Mother Nature for the bad year, I guess I have to give her credit for the good. Either way I’m happy.

I read Ana’s thoughtful post last week about considering the audience of your blog and I admitted that I often think that my readers are other book bloggers. This may not be true, other people might be reading my posts. It was a good reminder that I shouldn’t be too book bloggy all the time. I’ve had great conversations with people about books that weren’t other bloggers because of my blog. Anyway, I hope I haven’t made people feel left out.

No new books were acquired this week, but I did review Northanger Abbey and The Governess Affair here and Baddeck and That Sort of Thing over at Project Gutenberg Project. I’m really hoping to change my public domain reading streak from blah to woot! soon. I need a good one. It’s what I want, what I really really want.

I’m thinking that I might need a summer reading theme. All mysteries? Romance? Comedy? Maybe all three? Hmm… What about you? What do you want to read this summer?

Right now, I’m reading A Discovery of Witches. So far it’s ok. Not much is happening yet. Mostly all the action involves going to the library. I hope things pick up, since it’s almost 600 pages long.

So that was super rambly. It didn’t have much of a point. Oh well, that’s sort how my mind works anyway!

And just because…here’s Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Roots performing Call Me Maybe with classroom instruments.

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  1. I've thought of doing some memoir theme reading but it seems something else always comes up.

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    1. Something always comes up for me too. I'll probably end up jinxing myself.

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  2. Rambly posts are fun! this one was. I hope your vegetable garden does well. My flower garden is amazing at this time of year. It's late August that it tends to look straggly.

    I always think of people who read my blog as being interested in books (and life). That's who I write for. Other topics come up, but mostly it's for me to write about what I think about them, how they are in my life, and such a passion of mine. I"m like you though, it's been a bit hard to post on books I've read this year, I'm being so bad at that. SO much going on in my personal life. I think I'm happy I'm able to keep blogging!

    Funny, I was thinking of a reading theme this summer too. I have so many mysteries stacked up to read, and I've been buying quite a bit of horror too. And SF. I was thinking of reading a type of book per month, to see if that would help me read some of these books, all of which I want to read! lol

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    1. I've been thinking of horror but I usually end up reading a lot of that in the fall.

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  3. Love rambly posts...I know that my blog is read by both bloggers and non-bloggers so I try to keep in mind both audiences when I write. I try not to offend some of my very conservative relatives that read or at least put disclaimers on the few books I write about that they would find offensive. Other than that, I write what I want to.

    As for public domain works, I just started The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett and it is a great fun so far.

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    1. I'll have to look for that one. Fun would be a nice change.

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  4. My summer desires are all over the place. Usually by this time of year I am ready to put science fiction and fantasy aside for awhile but there are so many potentially good books that I'm hungry to read. And I want to re-read the Anne of Green Gables books. And I'd like to check out some mysteries as it has been awhile. And of course the whole Summer in Discworld event has me reading Terry Pratchett and now that I've started I'm loathe to leave Discworld. As always there will be grand plans and not enough summer to get them all accomplished. But that process is in itself a whole lot of fun.

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    1. Anne of Green Gables is a perfect summer read! I always have plans that don't get accomplished when it comes to reading too.

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  5. Wait, you need MORE action than going to the library??? ;)

    I struck out on 3 public domain books in a row this month. Uhg. Right now I'm listening to Ivanhoe and it has its moments.

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  6. Now I've got the Spice Girls debut in my head :p I was going to recommend The Blue Castle but realised you've read it. Good question, summer reading. I tend to read either books that are set during summer, or books that I happened to read during a summer and loved - because those inevitably end up being associated with summer for me. So Pride And Prejudice gets a look in just as much as the chick-lit set on a tropical island (I've not actually read one, but you get the idea). Hope A Discovery Of Witches gets better!

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  7. I absolutely adore that video! It's hilarious.

    We did some grilling yesterday too. I almost burned the steaks. I think I'll stay away from the grill next time.

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  8. I posted a list of books that I hope to get to this summer and so far I've finished one (JAWS) and started two (Wild and The Bird Saviors). BUT, I just got galleys of some books that I've been wanting so I have to fit them in somewhere. I love the idea of summer reading and lists, but they are more for me to drool over than to actually follow.

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  9. I love that YouTube vid! I passed it around the office last week and we all jammed together. :D

    I enjoyed A Discovery of Witches but it is pretty slow to start. It kicks up, but it takes a bit to get going. Looking forward to the second book even if Matthew and Diana got on my nerves a bit.

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  10. That video makes me all happy inside. :)

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