Sunday, April 19, 2009

So Much for the Read-a-thon

Due to real life, like adopting a new dog, I wasn't able to participate in the Read-a-thon. Disappointing, yes, since I got a bunch of books from the library and my TBR list doesn't have even a tiny dent in it.

If anyone would like to know, my new dog is adjusting well with my other dog. They are both chihuahua mixes and cuties! We took them to the doggy park yesterday and had in incident where they both rolled around in stuff they shouldn't have because someone didn't pick up their dog's mess. That meant we had to go home and get baths. Washing two dogs who want to remain stinky and filthy in a small bathroom can be tiring. Oh then there is the running around the house trying to dry them off while they bounce off of every single piece of furniture they can reach.

By the time that was done, hubby and I watched The Wrestler, which was really good. After that, we had dinner and hubby was off to his part time job. I tried to read, truly I did. I had started reading Grimspace by Ann Aguirre on Friday afternoon and I had wanted to continue. I started to read and then promptly fell asleep with two very clean dogs cuddled up to next to me.

So that's my lame-o excuse for not doing the Read-a-thon. I hope every one who did participate in some capacity had a lot of fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Post

It's rather sad to say this, but this is my first post for a blog. I never understood the whole blog thing, but now I do. I've found various blog sites that review books. I'm an avid reader so learning about books I would never pick up on my own broadens my reading.

With that said, I will be taking on the Read-a-thon challenge this Saturday. It's basically a challenge to read for 24 hours. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do the whole 24 hours due to having a life, but I figured that while hubby is at work I can read and blog about what I'm reading.

I have a semi-made list of books I'm going to try and read. Most of them are from my TBR pile and a few I'll be getting from the library tomorrow so I have a bit of variety. Maybe I'll find a new author I'll really like with some of these new reads.

What I have marked down from my TBR pile so far is:

Shadow Magic by Cheyenne McCray
Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian
Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan
Lover Unbound by JR Ward
The Religion by Tim Willocks
Predatory Game by Christine Feehan
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Fire Study by Maria V Snyder
Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon

From the library I'll be getting:

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
Light in Shadow by Jayne Ann Krentz

I know, most of these books have been out for a while, but I am a college student who has plenty of boring reading to do as well as papers to write. Saturday will be a day to sit and cozy down with my books. I know I won't read them all, but if I get bored with one I can toss it aside and pick up another one.

I will make it through my TBR pile and put reviews up on the blog. You may even see some short fiction from me and my opinions on current events posted here.

I think I can give this blogging thing a good go!