Monday Rambles

November 19, 2012 Miscellaneous 5

 Good morning!

I’m on vacation!

Neener, neener, neender!

In other news, Jill (from Fizzy Thoughts, Queen of Tribute songs) has a new song, this time about Edmund Dantes! (woot!) over at Estella. It’s…hilarious. And slightly mean at me. But it’s funny, so it’s okay. I kicked her ass at Words With Friends.

Are you reading along with us? I’m on page 250 or so and things are getting GOOD. I love me some Dantes. If you are reading, how are you liking it so far?

I’m also reading too many other things. Let’s see, I have my hand in Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. I kind of wish I had waiting until I was finished with The Count, but I took a peek at it and next thing I knew, I’d read about 50 pages. Hard to turn back from that.

I’m also reading Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman. Some of those old fairy tales are straight up twisted, yo! Gosh, they are good.

AND, yes, there is an and, we’re up to 4 books now, I’m listening to Because it is My Blood  by Gabrielle Zevin, one of my favorite under appreciated YA authors. It’s the second in her Birthright series. Chocolate is illegal. I mean, just, uh, how do you even, I don’t, UGH. I couldn’t live without chocolate. Seriously, I’d be in jail or something by now. It’s my nicotine. Anyhoosie, I loved the first book, All These Things I’ve Done (my review), and BisMYB looks to be even MORE fantastic. I’m a little over halfway through the book and am very glad that I’m going shopping today so I can listen some more. This is the only downside to vacation, no listening to CDs in the house. Well, I could, but it’s a pain in the ass.

Also, read Gabrielle Zevin people! Start with Margarettown. *sigh* Just go in publication order. She just gets better and better.

Oh yeah, and it’s read by the fantastic Ilyana Kadushin. And I appear to be over the fact that I immediately think of Bella Swan when I hear her voice. So that’s good.

I hope to post more this week, but I’m on vacation. I have lots of Christmas shopping and home improvement (read, Pinterest) projects I want to get to. So I’ll see ya when I sees ya. :)

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5 Responses to “Monday Rambles”

  1. Charlie

    Hope you have a good vacation, sounds like you’ve got it all planned out :) I don’t envy you the number of books you’re reading, though!

  2. christina

    Enjoy your vacay (I’m enjoying my homecation!)

    And we might have to throw down for Dante. Read the Count earlier this year. LOVE HIM.

  3. softdrink

    Yeah, well you just remember my mad songwriting skillz and tendency to write bloggers into songs the next time you annihilate me in WWF. I’d be thinking long and hard about playing those 100 pointers…

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