It was a pretty normal week this past week. I managed to read quite a bit, and have lots of bookish interaction. Here's a few thoughts from the week:
Outside my window: I thought I'd take a picture today to show you what it looks like outside my window:
|Yes, that's snow. Just a little, but it IS snow!|
I am listening to: my Vangelis station on Pandora. Soothing mellow mood music. You know Vangelis? They are famous for this song.
Song of the week: Sadly, no songs have been rising to the top for me lately, but I never told you that I got an Il Divo cd for Christmas and this is one of the songs on it that I'm really enjoying:
TV Talk: American Idol started. There's been some really fun people go through on to Hollywood, so I look forward to the season. None that have totally stuck with me though, except that one named Philip Philips that totally jammed on the guitar for the judges. That was awesome. The Vampire Diaries was also awesome of course (except I'm still worrying about Jeremy) and the biggest thing this week? ELIJAH!
Books I've finished: I finished I Capture the Castle earlier in the week, and I finished Cinder last night.
Books I've started: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Books I want to start: Where She Went, from the library, sitting here, waiting.
I am thinking: that sometimes these posts take way too long to write and by the time I'm done the day is over!
I am grateful for: my crock pot that makes Sunday dinners much more easy.
What I learned this week: what SOPA means and that internet blackouts are a good way to get attention!
Around the house: I DID buy an area rug for the basement, which now covers up some of the grossness of that old carpet. It's been nearly 20 years since that carpet was put in and I just don't see it getting replaced in the near future so, cover it up!!
Recipe of the week: Ah the English scones from the link Hannah from Word Lily sent me. They turned out great and I loved them. I think tonight I'll make some more, because I made that fake mock clotted cream to go with and there's leftovers and that stuff won't last forever you know.
Favorite things of the week: book club of course. Everyone always gets nervous that they stay chatting too long, but I love it and wish it never had to end. I was tired this time though because I'd had one of those crazy running around non-stop days, so hopefully I didn't look too dead. The rain yesterday was nice, but it made me want to curl up and read and I couldn't. Getting a haircut is always a favorite thing!
Family matters: Two boys on antibiotics and hopefully we can finally kill the bug. We celebrated the end of Winterim for the two kids still at home in jr and high school, which means "normal" school starts up again this week. They've been doing schooling in a specialized subject for the past three weeks.
Things discussed at home this week: horror movies, dating your brother's friends, TFiOS, Popsicle bridges, a band called Of Montreal, how to say scones properly....
Things I hope to accomplish in the coming week: finish a couple of books, go to The King's English for a launch party, clean up the DVD mess, and I can't remember what else...
The Blog Report: Well let's see, I had some pretty good random thoughts one day, I reported on some bookish events, I recommended books to non-readers, and I reviewed a Persuasion and The Fault in Our Stars.