Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday Maunder: December 16, 2013

Okay, so once again it is not actually Monday when this is going live.  I have no good excuse this week.  I just got lost in my other tasks for the day and went to bed without writing this.  Oops!


It has been a fun week of reading, even though I have had limited time to do so!  I finished all of the following books . . .

The Unwritten #2:  Inside Man by Mike Carey
The Unwritten #3:  Dead Man's Knock by Mike Carey
The Unwritten #4:  Leviathan by Mike Carey
The Unwritten #5:  On To Genesis by Mike Carey
The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies

My latest graphic novel series (The Unwritten) is quite intriguing.  It's a complicated read with lots of different parallels and references to other stories and tales.  Sometimes I feel like I am missing something, yet I cannot tear myself away from the books because I can't wait to find out what happens next.  I need to see if my libraries in the area have more of the series because at this point I am stuck at the end of #5 wondering what the heck is going to happen next!

I am still in the midst of my audio read of The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King and loving it so far.  I am hoping to finish that one before the end of this week so I can return to my other audio read that I had to put on hold, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  I also picked up The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum with my kids and am loving re-discovering that world with them.  I am not sure which book will be my next read, but I do have a couple of journaling books from the library I need to get to and I finally found my Sherlock Holmes book amongst all the boxes.

What are you currently reading?


I am currently in the midst of blog planning for the new year!  I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve, but if you don't mind taking a few minutes to share your thoughts with me, I would greatly appreciate it.  I posted a Tif Talks Books Survey last week, so feel free to click on over and answer away!

Do you have anything exciting planned for 2014 on your blog?


I was recently asked to write a couple of pieces for a specialized group that I am a part of.  I am now working on the final touches of those pieces and those will go out this week.  Other than that, I have not been writing much.  It has been so crazy with the holidays that I have had to set those projects on the back burner!

Do you find it difficult to write during this time of year?


I mailed off all my Christmas newsletters and cards last week.  I also finished the bulk of my Christmas shopping with the exception of a few stocking stuffers that I will pick up over the weekend.  This week is being devoted to wrapping gifts, cleaning the house before company arrives, baking holiday treats, and watching holiday movies.  It is a busy time of year, but I love it and am finally in the holiday frame of mind!

What are some of your favorite holiday movies, treats, and/or traditions?


  1. Am so behind on everything that I'm not sure where to start! Guess I need to get packages wrapped and in the mail, then cards, then baking. Am exhausted and haven't even started yet! *L*

    1. Alexia561 ... I swear that is usually me! Just thinking about all that we have to do this time of year is very exhausting! Good luck!! :)


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