Another weekend … another update!
In my life:
Remember how I said last week was busy? Well, I lied. THIS week was busy — compared to last week. I’m not sure if I’m entering that part of pregnancy where I get all go, go, go and have to do things, OR if maybe it’s just because it’s Fall, but this was a week of making things.
On Sunday, we went to the in-laws and the husband picked me some apples. A few years ago he went and picked a whopping SIX BAGS of apples. These aren’t your regular grocery store bags, either, but those big-ass reusable bags. I spent days trying to figure out what to do with those. So this year he had a limit. I gave him two bags and set him on his way, while the dog and I laid in the grass and read a book. Fun times.
Anyway, two bags was plenty and I still didn’t get through it. Once I started making apple things, I had to make OTHER things and ended up with enchilada sauce, enchiladas (for the freezer), chimichangas (for the freezer), apple pie in a bag, pie crusts, pumpkin scones, apple pie tortillas, homemade bread … and a beautiful, homemade chicken pot pie (which smelled like HEAVEN as it was cooking). On top of that, I read, worked, did accounting things for the husband’s business, cleaned the house, did the laundry … and I may have snuck in some sleep somewhere.
On Friday it was the my and the husband’s anniversary! We’ve been married for 5 years, together for 10 … time is just FLYING! Last night we went out to a steakhouse in the city for a romantic dinner. No wine for me, unfortunately, though I’m sure I was definitely wanting it! We’ll see how many more nights like this we can fit in with just 3 months left until baby. 🙂
We also saw City of Bones which SUCKED. Within the first 10 minutes I was rolling my eyes and thought the adaptation was horrible, some of the casting sucked (though I did like how Clary and her mom looked similar, and I liked Magnus’s character, even though I was leary about it), and there were some HORRIBLE lines. Not sure if I’ll want to see the rest of the series.
Oh, and the husband and I have awesome conversations:
I mean, seriously … how cool would that be?!?!?
In reading (& blogging):
This week I read:
1. Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane (audiobook)
2. Beauty and the Blacksmith (Spindle Cove, #3.5) by Tessa Dare
3. Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror, #3) by Karina Halle (reread)
4. Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves (review book)
5. Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry
6. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher (audiobook)
7. The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney (review book)
8. Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures, #8) by Stephen Cole (audiobook)
Remember how I talked about speeding up audiobooks last week? Well, I tried to start off with my audiobook sped up, but it felt too fast. When I had about 3 hours left and was going to be doing accounting things for at least an hour, I decided to crank it up a bit so I could get it done in the morning. I should’ve stuck with it the first time around because I got used to it very quickly! And it was nice to be productive in the morning AND finish my audiobook at the same time!
Of course, then I started listening to an audiobook narrated by David Tennant and I just couldn’t speed it up … #davidtennantlove
And, again, like last week, scheduling was key for reading. I’m still trying hard to get as much read as possible during the week, while still spending time with the husband and spending time doing OTHER things. And, you know, working and whatnot. I have a goal I’d like to reach by the end of November and I’d like to hit it!
Oh, and this happened on the blog in the last few weeks … how cool is this?
Thank you to everyone who got that number up there! 🙂
Now, onto the books! (Click on the covers to be taken to Goodreads)
I got a few physical books for review this week. Thank you to Raincoast Books and NeWest Press! I have the unfinished ARC of Six Months Later, so how gorgeous is that cover? I love the red font!
And I won this awesome prize pack from The Story Siren! I’d take a picture, but I’m lazy, so here’s the picture from the giveaway. Thank you, Kristi!
And just a few freebies this week. Rhiannon Frater was giving away a few of her books in honour of Friday the 13th!
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?