Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Sunday Salon- Books and Randomness
April has been a whirlwind sort of month so far, and I'm having a hard time believing that we are almost halfway thru the month already. Crazy! I started off the month with a blogging break which was much needed. Blogging is one of those amazing things that has brought so much to me reading wise but....there are times when I think I just need some down time without all of the connectedness. It was refreshing and now I'm ready to jump back in with both feet. The problem with taking a week off though is that I feel like I'm SO far behind. I have at least 4 to 5 book reviews that need to be written, I'm SUPER behind in responding to comments on my blog, and of course there are posts written by you guys that I want to comment on. It'll probably take the rest of this month but I'm sure that eventually I will be able to catch up :)
For the rest of the month though, I'm going to change focus a little bit. If you follow me on Twitter (@samsbooks1020) you've probably seen me tweet a few times about working out or the From Couch to 5K workout plan. Back in January I made some goals that didn't have anything to do with books and reading Trish's quarterly post made me evaluate where I was with those goals. I'm nowhere close to where I want to be when it comes to working out so it is time to hold myself accountable. I have 10 pounds that I want to lose (and keep off). Feeling and looking better are both side benefits to it so I start today. My goal is to work out at minimum three times a week for the rest of the month and ideally for the rest of the year. I'm warning you now that there will probably be some posts around here related to this because I NEED to hold myself to this. And I really want to.
Lastly, I finished Deadline by Mira Grant this week and LOVED IT! I loved it so much that I tweeted the author just to tell her "how much I f***ing loved her book". Seriously, that is pretty much exactly what I said. If you are into horror or zombies at all then these two books are MUST reads! Deadline was nominated for the Hugo award and I've got my fingers crossed that it wins. Expect my review of this book to be nothing but complete and utter gushing. I'm a huge fangirl of this author now!! And the best part is tweeting to another reader who is just finding the awesomeness that is Feed. One of the reasons that I love book blogging so much!
I hope you guys have a wonderful week! It looks like today is going to be another stormy, rainy day so I think I'll spend it catching on my reading and commenting. Happy Sunday!