Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Musings

How about another post of random book related (and non-related) things for Sunday? Sound like a plan...good!
First of all, ignore my currently reading sidebar that said I was reading Bone Crossed. I'm not. I mean I want to be but I put it there thinking that I was going to read it next and then wasn't feeling it. So I picked up Wicked Lovely instead and just polished that book off last night. I am still reading The Woman in White and really like it so far. Not sure what I'm going to pick up next to read along with the Wilkie Collins book. I'll have to let you know.
I had my ultrasound this week and am happy to announce that I'm having a boy. I was going to wait and share the news with my review of Belly Laughs but I'm not patient enough. We are all very excited and everything looks good so far.

I didn't participate much in BBAW even though I intended to. Life just gets in the way sometimes. Luckily enough for me I have had a very quiet Sunday and have been able to visit all of your blogs and catch up on some posts. I tried to leave comments as well but you know how that goes. Just by taking a day of blog hopping, I am feeling very reading-inspired and have been adding to my TBR list like crazy. Seriously, I just love reading reviews and finding more books that I would like to read.
I've read a few posts on blogging burnout which leads me to my next random topic: mood reading. Seriously, the best way that I have found is to take a step back and make sure I am reading what I want to be reading. I've quit accepting review books (personal choice) as I'm just too moody of a reader. And while I still have a pile that I'm working on, I'm liking the lack of commitments to what I want to read next. Which is why the library and I get along so well :) I can pick up whatever I'm currently in the mood for at the library and then take them back when I realize that now I don't feel like reading those books anymore. LOL! Seriously though, if you are feeling a bit burnout then I recommend taking a few steps back. It helps!

I've added some new blogs to my google reader but sadly I still haven't quite adjusted to the google reader. Really, it is just me but I tend to forget to check it. I just haven't made the switch from reading your posts on your actual blogs to reading them in the reader. I'll get there.

So about a month ago, Suko was kind enough to award me with the Zombie Chicken Award. I'm really, really bad about these type of things but I am going to finally say thank you for it as well as pass it on. The award says:

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken-- excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all."

This is quite funny (who comes up with this stuff) but I am honored that she decided to share it with me. I HATE sharing these as I always end up skipping someone that deserves it but apparently I have to give it a shot...or risk the wrath and stuff like that. How about I give this award to:

  • Jackie at Literary Escapism
  • Ladytink
  • Naida
  • Laughing Stars at Stark Raving Bibliophile (new to me blog)
  • and of course, right back at Suko from Suko's Notebook

You can find all of these blogs in my sidebar as apparently I'm too lazy busy to link up to them. And how about if I risk the wrath and nominate every single blog in my sidebar. I love all of your blogs. I'm off to go figure out which books are due at the libray tomorrow and maybe request a few more as I'm feeling a bit book crazy. What would I do without the library and your blogs to fuel my addiction?

P.S.- I hate Blogger's spacing issues! Seriously...


  1. What a darling photo!

    Thanks for the mention, and the boomerang Zombie Chicken Award. The Zombie Chicken award is funny and fun, and something to squawk about!

    Looking forward to your Belly Laughs review! I wonder what you'll say about it.

  2. That photo is just too cute! Is that your baby?

    Thank you so much for thinking of me. You made my morning. :-)

  3. Adorable picture!!!! And congratulations on your baby boy in your belly! I hope you're feeling good. :)

  4. Thank you for the award! Hey, did you hear? Wicked Lovely is going to be made into a movie!

  5. You're pregnant?! Where have I been. So that means I can't lurk here anymore. I can't catch the baby bug...not right now. :P j/k

    CONGRATULATIONS! I know I'm probably late, but hey, there it is anyway. Boys are fun. I don't need anymore.

    Thanks for the award! I love the Zombie Chicken Award. It's a great name. :)

  6. Suko- Thank you! I'll try to review Belly Laughs sooner rather than later :P

    Stephanie- Yes, that is my baby...except she is turning into a toddler right before my eyes.

    Christine- I'm feeling good for the most ribs and back hate me at times though :)

    Lisa- Having one of each, I can honestly say that I love them both. But it is going to be nice to have another boy in the house.

    Ladytink- I just heard that they were making it into a movie...I'll be going to see it for sure.

    Jackie- LOL! I'm pretty sure that you can't catch the baby bug through the if you were drinking the same water as me than you might have a problem :P

  7. A Boy!! Congrats, Samantha. This is #3, right?

    I know what you mean about burnout and mood reading and committments. I've stopped taking in review copies and every time I do on a whim I end up kicking myself.

    With the spacing issues, I usually have to go into the HTML coding, delete out the paragraph or divider markers and just do regular returns. Spacing with blogger does indeed suck. :-/

  8. Trish- Yep, this is #3 and the final one :) We are excited but it definitely will be busy. Thanks for the tips with blogger...I'm going to admit to not being very internet saavy when it comes to stuff like that.


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