Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Tightarse Tuesday

I thought that this time I would find a few sexy books, that are currently free for kindle.  I'm forever trawling to find new stuff, and that way, there won't be the problem of this book is awesome, I got it for free, but now it's $2.99!  Baahumbug I say!  Let the free sexy times start :)

As always, all information is taken from Amazon.com

Broken Hart - 4 Stars

File Size: 453 KB, Print Length: 218 pgs. 

Sabrina Tyler is head over heels in love with her boss and best friend, Dante Hart. She thinks that Dante has no romantic interest in her but she's wrong.  Dante doesn't believe in love or commitment or any kind. Sabrina has gotten under his skin, but Dante has no intention of acting on it.  One wild night changes their relationship forever, but Dante lacks faith in love and doesn't believe in Happily Ever Afters.  Can Sabrina break through and fix what's broken in Dante Hart?

** This is an erotic romance for adults only. Contains TONS of one on one sex between two great characters! If you object to erotic romance, this is NOT the book for you.**

Love, Lies & High Heels - 4 Stars

File Size: 344 KB; Print Length: 243 pages

LUKE GALLOWAY doesn’t lie. Well, not normally. And never about anything as serious as death. But, somehow Luke’s friend and business partner, Sam Paris, convinces Luke that he needs to do just that. Sam believes the only way his daughter will come back to see him is if he were dying. And so the lies begin . . .
RUSTY PARIS has been alone most of her life. Her parents were divorced when she was very young. Rusty was pushed off to boarding schools, while her mother made a hobby of marrying rich men. She doesn’t remember much about her father, only that he never made an attempt to be a part of her life for the past twenty-one years. But all that is about to change. When she gets word he is dying, she runs home to be by his side, which puts in right in the path of that scoundrel Luke Galloway.
Luke has no room in his life for rich heiresses. Been there. Done that. From the first time Luke and Rusty meet, they clash. She considers him nothing more than a lowly ranch hand who enjoys riling her temper. He considers her arrogant and prissy. But that doesn’t mean he can fight his attraction to her, nor hers to him. And when they find out they’ve both been duped by Rusty’s father the sparks really start to fly.

Runaway Heart - 4 Stars

File Size: 390 KB; Print Length: 214 pages 

Spirited Chelsea decided she’d sooner run away to London than return to her vain and selfish guardian, Aunt Augusta.  But in her wildest dreams, she never imagined her dear godmother would arrange a Season—or convince the ton’s most eligible bachelor to take her under his wing.  Lord Wainwright was a handsome rogue who was not interested in coy games and missish airs. He expected a country mouse with no polish, but instead he found a thoroughly engaging minx, and was oddly irritated by all the male attention she received.  Chelsea with her unspoiled eye saw beyond Wainwright’s pursuit of hedonism to the intriguing man underneath.  But to her shock, it appeared his heart belonged to her horrid Aunt Augusta! 

Three different genres, cause who doesn't love a little variety.   That's just a little taste of what's free at the moment.  Feel free to add more freebies in the comments if you've found some.  There are always new free books popping up, definitely quicker than I can find them all!



Thursday, 20 September 2012

Getting sidetracked

I'm never short of things to read, in fact right now I have a nice stack of new releases just waiting for me to pick them up and settle in. But here's the thing, I'm reading a M&B from 2003. I've got a stack of them, a lady returned them at work the other day and I was all 'WHOA! I must has. I must has right now!'. They're not from authors I read and admittedly, I don't read a lot of M&B, but these just caught my eye.

One features Jake, who's late for a house party and dammit, Marin you're going to be his date whether you like it or not! Then there's a Greek tycoon and also a firefighter, who's hair I liked, (really, that's my sole reason for picking it).

Either way, I'm hoping that this weekend I'll be motivated to delve into the other stack, I've got two Maya Banks (KGI series), two Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor) and a Lori Foster series to finish. And then there's my growing stack of ARRC2013 authors that I'd like to read, some that I'm familiar with and some that I haven't tried before. I can't wait for next March - what are the odds that I'll have finished all the books that I bought from last years conference. I'm thinking I've got buckleys of finishing everything.

Like I said...I really am behind on all the reading I need to do.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

What's for dinner?

It is truly terrible and I'll eat an apple & some carrot sticks on the way home to make up for it, but below is my delicious dinner - is that ice cream? Yep. And cheats ice cream at that. What do you get when you have a can of top 'n fill and a jar of double thick cream, whipped together then frozen??? Tasty, tasty 'homemade' ice cream. It's easy as that. I had originally made this to go with a pudding I made, but it's so damn sweet I'm still eating it. Next time, I won't add the whole can.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Tightarse Tuesday

This week I bring you two BDSM novellas. One that I enjoyed and the other not so much. BDSM isn't something that I read a lot of, although in many of the books I've read the hero is Alpha with a capital 'A', so inevitably there is D/S strain to the books I read. Perhaps that's why with the story I enjoyed, even though it's quite heavily BDSM and there were a couple O.o moments - I enjoyed it much more than the story with the more masochistic storyline. Is that clear? I think to some people there is no difference, or perhaps just to me - who has no 'real' knowledge, there is a clear difference. There are somethings, I'd be all 'yeah I'll give that a go' and other's where I'm 'HELL to the NO!' Contrary to my tattooed and pierced self, I don't like pain.

What so you guys think? Like a ladylike amount or are you one in all in?

So what am I talkin' about? Let's get to the books! First up: Taking Instruction by Cheyenne McCray

Jessica Grayson is a college freshman who's had the hots for her university professor all year long. He's sexy and unobtainable—and she's determined to get into his bed.
Dating one of his own students is taboo and Craig Bennett intends to never break that school rule… Until he finds an end-of-the-semester present in his office—the gorgeous co-ed he hasn't been able to keep off his mind. And she's naked, sitting on his desk.
It isn't long before Jessica discovers she's gotten more than she bargained for. She finds out exactly who's in control as she learns how the professor likes to play. A whole new world of BDSM is opened up to her and being a bad girl never felt so good. (Blurb taken from Amazon).

Jessica is lusting after her college professor, Craig. It's the end of semester so she decides to go for it. She doesn't know what she is in for! Craig is a Dom and he thinks that Jessica would be the perfect sub...what are they to do with the summer holidays...you guessed it - spank them, (among other things), away! I think I shared my surprise with Jessica - neither of us were quite expecting so many toys.

I enjoyed McCray's writing style, Jessica and Craig have spent all semester lusting after each other and she's done a great job of making it believable. The sexytimes were sexy without being too in your face, this would be a great book to try if you want to get more into BDSM, without it being too full on. I would definitely read more of McCray's books.

Please Note: When I downloaded this item, it was free, but when I went to get the pic for my post, I've noted that it's no longer free - I still recommend reading this though :)

Onto my next book: My One by January Rowe

Love knows no limits…
Briony considers herself easy to please. All she wants is a Dominant who’s wickedly creative and completely devoted to conquering her—and only her—with joy. She has everything she wants until her Dom takes on another girl. Bri delights in fantasy role play, inventive toys and bondage at Hell Mary’s BDSM club, but she doesn’t do poly.
Now she’s on the hunt for a new play partner who’ll give her exactly what she needs. A little flirtation with Hell Mary’s Dungeon Monitor is just the thing to ease her back into circulation—except the hardass wrapped in khaki treats her like she needs protection.
Behind his imperturbable DM mask, Chris has eyes only for Bri. It’s his job to make sure things don’t get out of control at the club. Despite her bravado, Bri’s broken heart is like a target painted on her back. She needs to learn some things on her own, but when a private scene goes too far, he can’t wait any longer to step in—and show her she doesn’t need fancy trappings.
His body is more than enough.

What I really wanted from this story was more from Briony and Chris, in the end I felt that their story was an afterthought - a "and she lived happily ever after with him...no wait him." Which I know is kinda unfair on my part; I know what Rowe was aiming for, Briony searching for her 'One' and finally finding him. It's just that so much of the story was spent elsewhere.

The other thing I really didn't like was the type of kink, Briony likes pain, there's fire play in this book and a rather nasty ex boyfriend/Dom and for me, I was cringing throughout the middle of this book. I was so focused on the 'ow' part of things to enjoy Rowe's writing. That said, I did enjoy the beginning of the story, when Briony is still with Ridge, there's a very creative snow scene, and I did like Chris as a character. I just wish there was more of him!

Please Note: Again, when I downloaded this item, it was free, but when I went to get the pic for my post, I've noted that it's no longer free.

There you have it for another Tuesday, next time I'll make sure I pick stuff that's still free!

Enjoy you're day


Friday, 27 July 2012

Book Blogger Hop

It's been a while since I've participated in the blog hop, life and all that, but I'll jump straight back in!! 

Book Blogger Hop

Q: What’s the ONE super-hyped book you’ll NEVER read?
A: Any of the Harry Potter books.  Or movies.  Or associated materials.    

I think my dislike stems from everyone else raving about the series.  My mates tease me about Harry and now it's a matter of principle - I'll never read a HP book!  *cue Scarlet O'Hara*  But there isn't much I won't read, I'll give anything a go really.  Plus it helps in my line of work, to be able to recommend anything to patrons.

I've just finished this post and the linky is now closed, (I am at the wrong end of the week after all, but no matter, here it is anyway and I'll get to the next one on time).  

Have a great weekend :)


Friday, 20 July 2012

TGIF!! Again!

It's that wonderful time again - Friday :)  There is the little matter of me having to work for a couple of hours tomorrow morning, but apart from that, my day is free.  As well as some frolicking with my girl Maggie, I'll be relaxing.

I'm planning on catching up with some reading for uni, I've got a stack of magazines, the latest KGI novel, Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks to start.  I am loving the series so far and am so excited for the next in the series, Shades of Gray - which isn't out until next year.  Luckily I'll have a novella to keep me entertained in between.  Because of course I shall be buying NO other books until then!  I will have to bargain with myself so that I get my uni texts out of the way first!

Click here for print version and here for kindle :)

I also have the rest of Haven to watch.  Which I've really been enjoying, I'm only onto the first season, so hopefully it keeps going for a while.  I keep finding series that I love, and then they only last for one or two seasons O.o

I've also got a new recipe I'm going to try, (Golden Syrup Pecan Self Saucing Pudding) - thanks to last weeks Friday Feasts over at Cathryn Hein's blogLexxie Couper was the guest blogger and I - lil' old me managed to win a title from Lexxie's back catalogue, which is a big huzzah for me.  I'm leaning towards some Savage Retribution...what do you guys think?

What's everyone else up to?  Have you got your #weekendreads sorted or are you winging it?  Any new authors you're going to try or can recommend?  I'm going to try get through some more of my free kindle books, I keep getting the freebies, then reading other things and I'm really falling behind in my reading this year.  So slack!  But until I can become a trophy wife and marry for money, I have to keep working for The Man.  *snort* just the thought of it makes me laugh.

Have a fantastic weekend.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tightarse Tuesday!

In the great tradition of things being cheaper on a Tuesday, this post is all about free Kindle goodies.  These are some of  the really short Ellora's Cave novellas in the 'Naughty Nooners' series they have going.  Some are very short, others have a little bit more to them.

Her VerySpecial Robot by Ann Jacobs

I enjoyed this story, to a point, I found it amusing the guy would dress up as a robot just to get the girl of his dreams, but him being completely hairless and heavily pierced (for a role in a movie – he’s an actor), did kinda freak me out.  I liked the back story to this.  Girl loves boy, boy is stunt man, boys bestie is also stunt man. Boy performs stunt with epic failure.  Boys bestie then quits the stuntman business for acting (hence the no hair and piercing), all the while offering shoulder to cry on.  Bestie realises he loves her and comes up with plan that involves fake robot sex!?  Then they live happily ever after.  So yeah I enjoyed the writing, but it was a bit weird at the same time.

This was quite funny, with the main character going to an adult toy party, winning the door prize (you can imagine what it was) and then getting ambushed by her friend’s brother.  That’ll learn her :)

Danu, TheReturn by Sally Painter

This had a paranormal storyline, Danu being some sort of warrior lady and Ragna her Celtic warrior lover.  They vanquished some sort of evil and have been living happily ever after just the two of them.  What Danu didn’t tell Ragna, was that it’s only for 500 years, after that she needs to return to the present to train the next lot of ladies.  So they get separated, with Ragna vowing to find his way back to her.  I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but I didn’t mind this, although I don’t know how this would go as a full length story (either well as there would be room for more character development or bad, because they could have more sex).  There was also talk of scraping, which just sounded painful to me.
Desire inthe Dark by Naima Simone

This has been one of my favorites so far, Alise has loved Mac, her BFF from afar for the past year.  That all changes when Alise decides to tell Mac how she really feels.  Cue blackout – awkward feelings are always easier to deal with in the dark!  I really enjoyed Simone’s writing, I’ve not read anything by her before this, I was annoyed that this wasn’t longer, I’d love to know what happened when the lights came back on.

I originally downloaded these in 2009/2010 and they're all still available, some of them are terrible, but there have been quite a few that are great quick reads and they've made me seek out the author and try some of their other titles.  Enjoy, there's always free sexy books to find on the kindle store.

Sometimes it pays to be cheap ;)


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

R.I.P. Sam

Just when I thought the year couldn't possibly get any crapper, I came home tonight to find my girl had passed away.  She was only 8 years old, but in the last year or so she'd had a heart murmur.  That, of course, doesn't make it any easier.  She was such a cheeky girl, she loved snuggles, river walks, beef sticks and belly scratches. 

She was possibly the most co-dependant, stuck to my side, I'll go where ever you are puppy I knew, but that was just how I loved her.  Many a Saturday morning was spent, lounging in bed, snuggling with Sam, reading my book and getting kicked in the ribs each time I turned the page, (which was Sams way of telling me"keep patting me dammit!").

I'll miss you Sambo, love you lots. xoxo


Friday, 11 May 2012

Seduce Me by Cheryl Holt

This review was originally completed for the Australian Romance Readers Association.  I was given an ebook version of this title in exchange for an honest review.

Blurb is taken from the authors website.

He had it all but always wanted more...

Lucas Merriweather grew up rich, spoiled, and entitled. He thrives on pleasure in his personal pursuits. But with his father's death, he's suddenly thrust into the role of family patriarch and CEO of their vast global holdings. When his estranged grandfather dies, Lucas learns that — shortly before his death — the elderly man married his young, sexy housekeeper and left her ten million dollars. Lucas is positive the woman is a con artist and thief, and he's determined to get back the money she stole. He'll do whatever it takes to win in the end.

She knew what she wanted and just how to get it...

Faith Benjamin takes in strays — people, pets, kids. Growing up an orphan, she understands the importance of loyalty and connection. When she bonds, it's forever. As she begins working for aged, dying, Harold Merriweather, he proposes marriage, but the union comes with more than a small fortune. If she accepts the money, she accepts the Merriweather family secrets too.
Her decision to wed puts her on a collision course with Lucas who's quickly intrigued. Is she the gold digger he expected? Or is she someone else entirely? He can only think of one way to strip away her layers and get to the truth. But when attraction is the bait and lust the fuel, seduction is the only game to play. And Faith is a master.
Lucas may have finally met his match.

This was a short and ultimately sweet novella, fast paced, with the story moving along nicely, it was a quick and easy read.

I loved the first time we meet Lucas and Faith, it’s a case of mistaken identity, with very amusing results, all at Lucas’ expense.  Which to be honest I didn’t really mind as I didn’t like Lucas at first, he was a bit of a douche.  But as the story unfolds, you get to know him better.  Holt has managed to write the character of spoilt, self serving Lucas perfectly.  He’s impatient, rude, and expects everyone to be in awe. But it’s not until you get to know him that you realise that is how he wants everyone to see him, that it’s safer to not let anyone in.  Because letting someone in, caring about someone will only end in heartache.

Faith is very much as the blurb says, caring, kind and she doesn’t like to see anyone hurt or taken advantage of.  I enjoyed Faith’s scenes with Bryce and Peanut, they showed her caring side.  Both she and Lucas have had childhoods that haven’t been the greatest, but it’s only made her more considerate and forgiving.  She’s a strong ‘mama bear’ type character, which is one of the things I like about her – but she has one weakness – Lucas Merriweather.  But what a weakness to have!  There are some hot, hot scenes, but nothing too explicit and I love how Holt builds up the tension between Faith and Lucas and the first time they’re together had me laughing out loud.

As always with stories like this I did get frustrated that the couple doesn’t tell each other the truth, that they allow lies to get between them, especially when Faith and Lucas know what the rest of their families are like – but really, what’s a little romantic angst between friends!  It wasn’t until after I’d finished Seduce Me that I realised it was the first in a new series, so I’m hoping we’ll get to revisit Faith and Lucas in their happy ever after.  Seduce Me was a very enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours.

 What does everyone have planned for their weekend reading?  I've got a Maya Banks that's calling my name...


Monday, 23 April 2012

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

It is that time again - Paddy's Day. Hope that everyone is well recovered (as technically it was yesterday here).  I am playing designated dora for my friends tonight, who at one of our local pubs saying farewell to another friend.  I'm sure I would be running amuck, if it wasn't for the small fact that I have to work tomorrow!  Bring on the green :)

 - This post has been sitting as a draft for the last couple of weeks, as well as the 17th being Paddy's Day, it's was also my mums b'day. It's was the first b'day since she passed away, although it's the last of many that she's been absent from the last few years. She died on January 30th this year, after a very long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. It was one of the hardest things I've had to witness, nothing can ever fully prepare you seeing a loved one slip away so slowly and surely, until there is nothing left of who they used to be. Harder all the more, because she was such a vibrant person, who really loved life and all that it had to offer and who in the early days of her illness was aware of what was happening, but was unable to do anything about it.

It's a complete bastard of a disease, one that I wouldn't wish on anyone, (not that I'm in the habit of wishing illness on anyone).  One day soon I hope that there is a cure, so that no one else or their family has to go through the horrible process or losing themselves/their loved one.  Hopefully , it's something that as a family we don't have to go through again.

- Well I can't seem to finish writing what I want to say - What do I want to say? My mum was awesome, I've missed her for a long time, wish she was still here - Alzheimer's sucks - and any number of other things.  So I guess, instead of my own words, I'll use anothers...

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New digs finally!

Day five in my new digs, all moved in - now I just have to sort everything and find a place for it, at the moment the kitchen and one of the bedrooms is full of boxes. I don't know how I have all this crap, but hell if there ain't some treasures just busting for the pool room - I'll have to take photos and share.

Apart from that, everything has gone well, Sam has settled in, my clothes are in the wardrobe and I even managed to read a few chapters of Corralled by Lorelei James. It's part of the Black Top Cowboys series. And so far, so awesome, which I'm happy about, I've been waiting ages for it to arrive.  I just wish I could stay awake long enough to finish more than a chapter at a time!

Just a quick update, as this is Sam's first full day alone, although I did go home at lunch time to check on her, so it's back to the unpack. Le sigh.


Thursday, 12 January 2012

DVD Reviews - With something for everyone!

Prom - This wasn’t too bad, but I think I’m getting too old to watch these movies.  They don’t shine quite as bright as they used to.  Or maybe I'm turning into a horrible cynic!  It was terribly predictable, I’m pretty sure I managed to work out the major plot points and what was going to happen to each character before I watched it.  But what the hell, I love a cheesy movie and it was the perfect movie to watch for NYE.   

And hello new eye candy – although I’m almost 99% sure I’m old enough to be his mother, come on down Thomas McDonell!  He’s Jesse, the angsty hotness counterpart to Nova, the good girl who’s got it all worked out.  This will obviously get compared to High School Musical, and while yes, it is set in a high school, there are teenagers, there are no dance numbers and the storyline is a little older.   

I guess the best way to sum this up is: don’t judge a book by its cover, follow your dreams and don’t rely on others for your happiness.  Don’t lie and cheat – because karma’s a bitch.  And most importantly – bro’s over ho’s.

Fanboys - I’m not a fan of Star Wars by any means, but this was a fun way to pass the afternoon.  And really who doesn’t love a road movie, with awesome cameos – it’s William ‘F*cking’ Shatner and a very scary Seth Rogan.   

Overall this was a lot of fun, I'm a fan of road movies – but it’s still not good enough to make me watch the first Star Wars movies…and nothing will EVER change my mind on that!  I thought the epic fight between the Star Wars / Trek fans was awesome and I loved George Lucas' 'house' was brilliant, I'd make my security dress up as storm troopers if I could!

Eight Legged Freaks - I remember this film from way back, it’s still as silly as I remember.  It’s too ridiculous to be really scary, but it still had me jumping and checking my sheets before I climbed into bed that night.  I do love a good ‘dumped toxic waste or leaked steroids/chemicals that can create mutant wildlife’ story – who could forget the awesome ‘Ticks’ movie? (The link takes you to ‘Infested’, which is what it was called in the US, but ‘Ticks’ on IMDb has the correct movie poster, but the wrong synopsis.  

 My favorite bit is still the jumping spiders as they chase guys on motorbikes through the desert.  Really silly, but the perfect way to forget everything, unwind and have fun for a bit.

 Eden Lake - Ok this wasn’t exactly what I expected.  I enjoyed it yes (as much as one can enjoy a movie like this), but I didn’t think it would be so good.  It had me thinking about it for the next few days – both how I felt about the movie and what I’d do if that was happening to me.  Maybe good isn’t the right word – terrifying perhaps, scary even.   

For those faint of heart, this isn’t the movie for you.  While there is some swearing, compared to the gore and violence it’s nothing.  This had me cringing, biting my lip and hiding my face.  And I think it’s made all the worse because the violence is steeped in reality.  I could see this really taking place – something, not quite as violently has happened in my town. 

This was far from a perfect movie in terms of plot, or actions of some of the characters.  At times I got frustrated by some of the characters actions, and I will never get why Jenny and Steve didn’t just leave, although there was that, I don't think that detracted too much from the story.  When the final credits rolled I was left staring at the screen, thinking ‘What? That’s it? Seriously.’  It was a tightly wound, perfectly combined thriller/horror film.


Monday, 9 January 2012

Pack Mistress 1 & 2

After my vow to not buy any new series in 2012 and to finish as many off my Mt. TBR - what did I do - I went and bought a new series.  Kind of!  After reading a review of the second installment in the series on Awesomesauce Book Club, I was all "I just have a little peek" on Amazon.  What I found was an interesting take on on a book series.  The author, Evelyn Lafont is releasing her new book in serial format.  What does that mean fearless reader...it means that Pack Mistress #1 was released in late December, PM #2 in January and from February onwards another installment will be released every second month.

Huh?  I hear you say.  Which was kinda my thoughts at first.  When I love a book, I just want to read it all, in one big gulp.  But what if I could extent the fun over the year?  And that's what Lafont has done, taken a normal length book and split it into bite sized pieces, each around 30 pages.  With all the other things I had to do over the weekend, (rather than pack all my stuff - I'm tempted to chuck it and start again!), all I managed to read were the two excepts.  So this was perfect for me. 

So just what are you in for if you decide to read Pack Mistress...some very sexy werewolf action - in and out of the bedroom, an angry phone stalker, some forbidden love, one tired pack mistress, (I'm not sure how she does it!), and a little art appreciation.

All werewolf packs need a sexual outlet. For south Florida’s Red Wolf pack, the sexy, liberated and infertile werewolf Lorena is it.  Not your average Were, Lorena satisfies the males like no other wolf can. But as much as she enjoys her role as pack mistress, she longs for something she’s never had. A mate she can call her own…

I enjoyed both of these, read one after the other.  Lorena is a well written character and I look forward to seeing how she progresses as the book unfolds.  It's an interesting premise, having a 'pack mistress', something that I haven't come across before and while Lorena is supposed to be subsurvient, Lafont has written her as a strong woman, which I like.  Yes there is a lot of sex for such a small book, but it's creative and well written.  I'm hanging out for more of the art gallery and another encounter with R.W - who I'm guessing is going to become somewhat of a fixture for Lorena.  Roll on February, I need a pack fix!  Until then a reread wouldn't go astray - always a sign of a good book.

As you can see, I got the pics of the covers from Amazon.com and here's a link to Evelyn Lafont's site, where you can read an excerpt of Pack Mistress.

Until next time, enjoy.


Friday, 6 January 2012

One down, fifty one to go...

I can't quite believe that the first week of January 2012 is almost over.  It's gone past in a blur and I feel like I haven't really done anything - but hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have finished AT LEAST one of the books I've started over the past week and a half.  I've been in a reading funk, I want to read, but don't know exactly what I feel like, so I've started a few different books, but none have hit the spot. 

What has everyone else been reading?  Have you found that magical book to kick off the new year with?  What ever the case may be, I hope that the weekend gives you time to relax, kick back and enjoy this lovely summer weather, (unless of course it's Winter where you are, then look on the bright side - you have snow!).


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Posts on the fly

Just a lil' update, I'm all excited as I can now blog via email.  Fingers crossed this makes it a litte easier to post.


Happy New Year!!

Wow 2012 already, it felt like 2011 has just flown by.  I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing Christmas and New Year break.  It's my first day back at work today, (I'm not counting that I had to work Christmas and New Years eve's).  I gotta say, I'm not really feeling it yet.  Maybe it's 'cause I wasn't really in the holiday spirit this year, I was over it before I started. 

But I am glad it's January, it means that I only have 10 days until I move into my new house.  That I'm excited about.  I can't wait until I have a place all my own - even if I don't own the house.  It will still be mine, with my thing surrounding me.  To celebrate, I've bought myself some new housey things, new sheets, towels, and I'm planning my gardening planting - a little veggie patch and some colourful flowers to brighten things up.  But I'm trying to not get too far ahead of myself as I already have a storage shed full of stuff.

I'm not sure what the new year will bring, changes yes, big and small.  I'm hoping to get back into studying and not waste my time anymore,  I'd love to get my degree finished this year, but I'm thinking, it'll be next year at the earliest.  I have a big box of new DVD's to watch and an even bigger Mt. TBR that I need to start reading. I'm going to start planning the next big holiday - I'm looking at starting with a round the world ticket, so I can visit the Brits again, but lookout Americas - I plan to storm your shores at my earliest possible convenience!  Then there's my butt - I'm hoping to decrease the size of it in 2012.  Not 100% sure what my plan of attack is just yet, but I know there is going to be one.  I hesitate to call them 'resolutions', as I kinda feel I'm setting myself up to fail, I prefer 'lifestyle changes', that way it's about changing something permenently, rather than for the first couple of months.

What about you guys??  Any big plans for 2012? Small ones?  No changes at all?  Either way, I hope that 2012 brings you everything and more of what you need and want.


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