Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weather, Weather, Everywhere

What's up with Mother Nature? This has been a scary winter so far - all over the country. Sometimes I'm so pooped from shovelling and cleaning off the car I'm too tired to do much reading.

Only read 8 books in January - not a bad number but would have liked to reach at least 10. We'll see what February brings.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Started The Challenges

It's the 13th of January and so far have 3 challenge books under my belt.

Don't think I can call this a roaring start, but it's a beginning!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

You Gotta Be Upbeat & Don't Procrastinate!

If I wasn't a glass-half-full kind of girl, I'd be breaking crockery right now. I just found out the site that hosted my website has vanished. It doesn't matter all that much but I did lose an already-done reading list I'd posted there. I originally lost all that information in August 2008 when my computer crashed but the info at my website was a welcome back-up source.

I procrastinated, I put off transferring a copy of the information to another site, or saving it some how/some way. Let it be known that this is the last time I put off finishing a job.

I have a hand-written notebook with those notes, however because I was using this fancy technology I wasn't responsible enough to do hand notes after 2002 so I completely lost about 8+ years' worth of book/author/rating information. The information can be rebuilt to a small degree but it is heartbreaking to lose everything like this.

Not the end of the world, of course, but so frustrating and I only have myself to blame.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year!

Happy new year to everyone. I've been looking forward to 2011 for many reasons: to continue on program, to read more books in '11 than in 2010, to continue to stay in touch with friends and not bail-out when I don't feel like going out. And a variety of other reasons.

It's 01/01/11 but I haven't finished a book yet - talk about pressure. ♥

I'm starting the year with an old classic, Woodiwiss' THE WOLF AND THE DOVE - it's part of one of my challenges - but I won't have much chance to read today as I'll be leaving in an hour to spend the day with a friend. Chinese lunch (my last my-bad meal for a very long time) then back to her apartment to watch videos. Watched "The Expendables" (I♥JasonStatham) and "Hunt To Kill" at a party last night - today it'll probably be chick-flicks. Call me shallow but give me a sweaty hunk with a big, noisy gun.