Monday, December 3, 2012

Schedules, Resolutions, Walk throughs, and other random thoughts

Well, I've reached the end of all my pre-scheduled blog tour and guest posts. I'm really glad I had enough to get me through November when I was trying to move, but in a way I felt disconnected from all of you. Even though I never have anything brilliant to say I like conversing with you through my posts. So that's what I'm going to do today.

I have a few books to get reviews up for--The Burning of Isobel Key and A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection 2012.

Two books to read--The Betrayals of Grim's Peak and Whispers on Shadow Bay

Have you noticed that I've been reading a lot of romance novels lately? Yeah, I don't know why, but that's what people are sending me. I'm missing my main love--scifi. I want to get back on track with scifi reviews in January. In order to do this, I visited my new library and got my card and picked up two books--The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn (love him!) and The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card (worship him! Not really, but pretty close.)

Here's where I need your help. My old library had scifi and fantasy in its own section. This made it easy for me to browse and just pick something up. The new library has all the fiction together in one place. It sort of overwhelmed me, that's why I went searching for the names I know and adore.

Please, tell me some great scifi books or authors to look for.

I'll read them next year and do reviews from that pile. Thanks!

Now, on to resolutions. I don't make them. Ever.

Instead I set goals, and why wait until January to do that? Last week I set a goal to start exercising again. I've put that kind of thing off for almost a year. Hubby's new job comes with affordable gym membership for our whole family, and now that I'm unpacked it's time to start going.

Last week I went four times! I ran on the treadmill twice, took a serenity yoga class, did a tone and tighten weight class, and went to a water aerobics class. The best thing is I met a friend there that goes to my church and she introduced me to some other ladies. On Friday we all went to Starbucks after the class and just visited for a while. It was really nice to be with real live people!

Do you wait for January to make resolutions?

I'm making progress on my blog tour posts. It's a good thing I scheduled them so early because it's harder to sit down and just write them than I thought it would be.

Oh! Did you see that I added a tab up top for the necklace giveaway? Yep, it's up there so you can tweet and earn more entries as often as you like. :)

And finally, I made a lame little video to walk you through my house. It just sort of ends, but it is short. No 14 minute travel log this time. :) No fancy effects either. Just a walk through to see the rooms and Christmas decorations.


  1. Have you read all of M. Pax's books? As for big names, read Timothy Zahn?

    1. I loved Timothy Zahn in college and just picked up one of his I haven't read. I'll add M. Pax to the list. Thanks!

  2. I too have been reading an inordinate amount of romance. Right now I'm beta reading a romance novel for a friend. With you saying that, I realized that what I really want to read is this book "The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor" but people keep emailing me romance ebooks. I'm supposed to read Laura's "New Pride." Sigh. I wonder how I got signed up for all the romance reads. *scratches head.

  3. I'm on a romance kick too. Ah well.

    And I don't do resolutions either. I make weekly goals.

  4. I like to make big goals in January. January somehow just holds a certain freshness about it.

    Like your house tour. :)

  5. Some of my favorite scifi/fantasy authors: (Did you know your blog favors British spelling? I should say favourite and favours, dash it all.) Connie Willis, Brandon Sanderson, Diana Wynne Jones, of course Isaac Asimov.


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