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Friday, November 14, 2014

Bookisn and Non-Bookish Thoughts...

You guys, its already mid-November! That means that Thanksgiving is nearly round the corner - Cripes! All of this holiday rush has made me fast forward a bit - like, I've been listening to Christmas tunes in my car and baking up a storm (pumpkin muffins!).  I'm loving it!  As for my reading, I've been knocking out one book after the other.  Right now I'm in the middle of Stephen King's latest, REVIVAL.  Its about religion, special electricity, and good v. evil.  So far I am hooked, but admittedly a bit confused as to where King is going with this story.  I'm eager to find out what truth Jamie will find out about Jacobs - I'm pretty sure its not going to be good.  As for the other books I've recently read:


Not a bad mix, eh?  I'm also reading Sebastian Faulks' homage to Wodehouse, JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS.  Its really good so far.  I'm even thinking of beginning a Wodehouse novel once I'm done with King.  I just love the high-jinks that Bertie always finds himself in.  Of course, I did just finish reading this great article about Hilary Mantel in my copy of Elle magazine, so I'm tempted to read her book of short stories, THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER.  I just got a copy in the post and am pretty excited to dive into it, so that may trump the Wodehouse.  Then again, I have just downloaded the new VERONICA MARS book.  Blimey! There are just so many great books to read, I'm not sure where to start. Hmm....

Aside from reading, I've been watching Scandal, The Mindy Project, Gracepoint, and The Walking Dead.  I might start watching the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - I can't help but love these shows (they are crazy addictive!)  Oh, I did manage to see Death Comes to Pemberley on PBS and absolutely loved it.  I found myself captivated by the country, the estate, the clothing, the story, the drama, and the characters.  I just knew that Wickham hadn't killed his friend, but wasn't surprised one bit by his role in Bidwell's life.  Such a good show!  Makes me excited for Downton Abbey's new season in January - from what I've read its been quite the year for everyone in Downton!

I've also been writing a bit more, which has been great.  Not all of it is good, but at least its something.  I'm trying to keep up with my journal as well.  I've been neglecting it and its time to change that.  So, I bought the Oprah book, WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE, and have been highlighting and noting things down from it in my journal.  Its been a really interesting read - very positive and encouraging, which is exactly what I need at the moment.

And that's what I've been up to lately. How about you? Any good reads or TV shows to recommend?  Hope you all have a great weekend!! Happy reading!!

8 comments:

Ti said...

I love your enthusiasm. Cripes!! Too funny.

Did you watch AHS this week? Dandy. What a guy!

Heidi’sbooks said...

I received First Impression from a giveaway. I haven't read many reviews on it. Did you like it? I have another Alexander McCall Smith book on my shelf. They are rather comforting to read.

Lark said...

I just finished reading First Impressions by Charlie Lovett. I really liked it...such a fun read. Can't wait for the long Thanksgiving weekend so I can tackle my growing stack of library books! :) Happy reading!

Brandie said...

I regret not watching Scandal and Mindy Project. Both seem like awesome shows!

I keep seeing the new King book everywhere. Glad you're enjoying it!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here. I got antsy and decorated already. :)

Have a great week, Nadia!

Nadia A said...

Ti, thanks! Dandy is one disturbed individual!

Heidi's books, that's so great you won a copy! I loved it! Such a fun read - made me want to read P&P again ;) Yes, they are comforting reads - I just love that series so much!!

Lark, yay! It was a fun read - I loved it! What books are you planning on tackling? Happy reading to you as well :)

Brandie, you must watch them - they are soooo good!! Mindy is the best if you want LOL funny :) The King book was definitely a great book to dive into after my last reads. I know! Christmas seems to be rushing hear rather quickly this year. I plan on decorating the tree later this week and can't wait :) Hope you you have a great week, too!!

Lindsey said...

I have First Impressions coming up. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed it!! I just finished reading an Agatha Christie mystery. They are perfect for these cold, windy nights!

Nadia A said...

Lindsey, you are going to love First Impressions - its such a great read to settle in with during the winter. Definitely makes you want to read more Austen :) An Agatha Christie book sounds perfect right about now! I swear there are some books that are made for fall/winter reading.

Vintage Reading said...

Texts from Jane Eyre! Love the concept.