Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sleepy Sunday in the Afternoon Sunshine 4 26

Time //  3:27
Eating // nuthin
Drinking // at the moment, nuthin
Weather // NICE!!!!!! woot!
READING // Some Luck ~ Jane Smiley

In The Heart of the Sea ~ Nathaniel Philbrick : I think... I may have... given up on this. <heavy sigh and self-depracating face-palm>

LISTENING TO // When You Are Engulfed In Flames ~ David Sedaris
My first David Sedaris!!! I'm loving it and laugh in traffic a lot!
Watching // I bawled through the Chronicles of Narnia again. Oh man, I'm serious! I sob!!

Music // Ok see this is exactly why I love blogging, you can look back and see your life shift... like this... I'm totally listening to country these days. And I have no earthly idea how this happened.
Blogging // I'm in a lull with reading and with blogging. I've named it and claimed it.
Acquisitions // I think I've been book free? I think? 
Hating  //  Lulls. in reading, blogging, and life in general. I'm too old for lulls
Loving // Writing. And the hope it brings.

Writing // As much as I love it, I sure haven't gotten much done.
Avoiding // going and picking up my hoosier cabinet. BAH! I need to get that!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

I still believe...

I've been more quiet than normal the past couple of weeks. Missed even my favorite feature Sunday Salon.

I've been busy! Job hunting is hard work! So is rethinking the hunt.

Remember that time I opened my own store? Well I have a couple of things left over out of my inventory, I still have my tax ID number and business entity paperwork and I have internet access and some inherent knowledge. What's that mean?

A couple of things.  Please join me for the re-grand opening of the re-modeled
You may not find me at my old (and most wonderful address) but you CAN find me here...

After all.... a little shameless promotion never hurt anyone right? And who know? you may find that certain something or that perfect title. Now anytime you want to peruse a unique bookstore you can! I'm always open. 

You can also find my more current titles at my eBay store here...

I just couldn't just quit. Right?

I can't wait to keep listing really interesting titles!! 

I hope you all stop in :)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sometimes it not about Luck but about Time

If you've followed my blog (it's ok, you can lie) you've seen that I've had a devil of a time getting into this book. I have two reasons that happened, and both have to do with me, not the book. One of those is time.

I don't mean time as in I don't have time for this... I'm between employments at the moment so I most certainly do have the clock space for it... I mean time as in a certain emotional or intellectual availability. Night before last, having temporarily abandoned In The Heart of the Sea. (I'm not a fan, and it's intra-library loan so no renewals) I picked up Some Luck.

and it was like I opened a different book! I hung on every word and had to force myself to put it down for the night.

So what changed... well obviously, I did, but how? What was different? I have less peace in my life, I still have a TBR pile that spans not only my night stand but 2 huge bookcases downstairs, the weather is nicer, all things that should make me Less apt to read with literary savor.

Mood. yes it probably comes down to that ambiguous term. I'm in the mood for it. some days are cheeseburgers and some days are Lobster & Filet Mignon. I'm having a refined literary pallet sort of time apparently.

Not that there's anything wrong with cheeseburgers, eat what you like,

but I'm a fan of culinary, I mean literary, diversity. (I'm becoming my metaphor here...and getting hungry). I must have been craving more cheeseburgers before which may mean the lobster tastes all that much better now.

Whichever... what it boils down to, is Ms Smiley is one hell of a chef!!

So if you too have a book that your circle seems to think you'd like, and you find you're not that into it, don't forget it forever, return and see if it's your flavor later.

which is what I'll have to do with In The Heart of the Sea.... I suppose, huh?

I'll get to the second reason I feel I wasn't scarfing Some Luck down to begin with in another post, but suffice it say, it has less to do with food and more to do with monsters... the green eyed variety.