Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Murder, She Read

As any of you who have read this blog in the past will know, or at least as you should know, I am a regular participant in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. 

It's not like its hard to take part, you just set yourself a goal and get reading.  (In fairness, if you should happen to have what I affectionately refer to as a 'black hole of need' in your life (i.e. a husband and/or children...or a job) then finding time to read can be a bit tricky.) 

As I wasn't feeling particularly ambitious on January 1st, I settled on a goal of 50 new books for the year...which I surpassed on May 5th.  

Turns out, I'm far more ambitious than originally thought.

Looking back over the list of already completed titles I noticed an unintentional theme emerging.  Turns out my reading list is a little...murder-y.  

2017 Reading Challenge Book List
(limited to mysteries)

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
Evans Above – Rhys Bowen
Angora Alibi – Sally Goldenbaum
Crewel Yule – Monica Ferris
Cutwork – Monica Ferris
Hanging by a Thread – Monica Ferris
A Fatal Fleece – Sally Goldenbaum
The Wedding Shawl – Sally Goldenbaum
A Holiday Yarn – Sally Goldenbaum
A Murderous Yarn – Monica Ferris
Unraveled Sleeve – Monica Ferris
Moon Spinners – Sally Goldenbaum
A Stitch in Time – Monica Ferris
A Quiet Life in the Country – T.E. Kinsey
Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate – Alexander McCall Smith
Patterns in the Sand – Sally Goldenbaum
Framed in Lace – Monica Ferris
Crewel World – Monica Ferris
Death by Cashmere – Sally Goldenbaum
A Deadly Grind – Victoria Hamilton
The Sunday Philosophy Club – Alexander McCall Smith
The Secret of Chimneys – Agatha Christie
Partners in Crime – Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary – Agatha Christie
Cocaine Blues – Kerry Greenwood
The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume II - Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I - Arthur Conan Doyle
Endless Night – Agatha Christie
Crooked House – Agatha Christie
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley – M.C. Beaton
The Quiche of Death – M.C. Beaton

The fictional bodies are stacking up like cord wood around here!  

till next time,

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

About that last post... wasn't published in January.  It was published three minutes ago.  I'm a slacker.

Well, it's not really that I'm a slacker, it's more that life shifts its focus and things fall out of your day to day routine.  And once they're gone, it's hard to get them back on the list of 'oh-yeah-I-need-to-do-that.'  It's just life I suppose.  Not a very deep or original thought, but there it is. 

And then there's my blog.  Once such a huge source of comfort and creativity for me.  Blogging really isn't done anymore, most everyone has switched to vlogging instead.  I'm not really comfortable in front of the camera, you just have to look at the pictures I take to figure that one out.  And I don't have the equipment needed for a vlog anyway.  Hell...if no one bothers to read what you have to say why put it out there in a video?  Who'd watch???  (Don't answer would be weirdos, I know.)

So that leaves me a bit stymied as to how I should handle things.  I don't want to end the blog, because I enjoy looking back at the old posts and pictures...but I'm not updating it as regularly as I could/should be.  This blog has always been real outlet for me...and it's so much cheaper than therapy. 

Anyway! The long and the short of it changes.

till next time,

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Happy Ninth Birthday, poor neglected blog.   I'm still happy you're here...even if I don't visit much.

love and kisses,