Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Maunder: January 30, 2012

Can you believe it is already the end of January?  Where has the time gone?!?  Of course, you would never be able to tell that it is the end of January considering that I took a lovely walk outside today on my lunch without a coat!!  I'm not going to complain!  I love it!  Anyways, let's get to the random ramblings . . .


I really have very little to report here that is anything different from last week.  I am STILL reading The Count of Monte Cristo, listening to Wintergirls, and enjoying Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with my son (which he has summed up in one word -- awesome!).  Instead, I have decided to focus on a quick update on my challenges!

  1. 2012 Audio Book Challenge  (0 of 12)
  2. 2012 Fairy Tale Challenge  (0 of 12)
  3. 2012 Off The Shelf Challenge  (1 of 30)
  4. 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge (1 of 70)
  5. What's In A Name Challenge 5  (0 of 6)

I started out on a good run at the beginning of the year, but according to my Goodreads Challenge, I am already behind on my overall goal for the year (70 books).  The dear Count is taking a toll, so I really need to get with it and get it done!


This last week was a better writing week then the one before.  I did finish a couple of freelance pieces which I will be posting later this week, focusing on the author events that I mentioned last week -- Andrea Cremer and Thrity Umrigar.  I have been doing a lot of thinking on some ideas though, so does that count?!?


I do not have a lot to report here either this week.  It was pretty much the usual routine stuff.  However, I will say that I did finally step on the scale this morning and over the last two weeks, I have lost 6 pounds!!  I am very excited about that number so far, and I hope that it continues to grow!

Your Turn:  Tell me how your week went and if you have anything exciting on tap for this upcoming week!  Or, tell me that I am not the only one that seems to be taking forever on a chunkster of a book!


  1. I'm trying to read as quickly as possible this month because once I start my Year of Dickens next month, I'm guessing that I will get bogged down in chunksters just like you are now! The books are definitely worth reading but it makes it tough to blog when you're in the same book for weeks! (p.s. I'm hold 28 now on Clockwork Prince!)

  2. You could read while we are playing words...that's what I

  3. I empathise about the Count, Tif, I'm about to start on some pretty chunky novels, too - my classics challenge started off lightly with Silas Marner, but now I'm about to start on one of the Brontes, then it'll be a Dickens.

  4. Congrats on a week well done! Amazing results on your diet. Way to go!!

  5. Kristen M. ... I know! Thankfully, I have some reading done from the end of 2011 to cover a few reviews here and there, but I am quickly running out of them! What Dickens will you be starting with? I think I missed that post (but then again, I'm behind on reading again, so maybe I just haven't read that one yet!). (Can't wait for Clockwork Prince!!!!)

    Patty ... LOL!! Funny thing is ... I do that too!! :)

    Tracy ... Which books are you going to be reading?

    365andMe ... Thank you!! Here's to hoping it continues!! :)


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