Class Orientation

I just wanted to say that I’ll be doing the Summer Lovin’ Read-a-Thon from Read-a-Thon Central and Reviewing Wonderland (which has the most gorgeous blog design, so jealous).

The Read-a-Thon runs July1-7. I’m just starting today so my goal is going to be a little less than some.

Goals:

Finish Honey Pie by Donna Kauffman and Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor.

Make significant progress on Daily Life of the Pagan Celts and Priestess of the Forest.

Read-a-Thon

The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland)

Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want too. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.

As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs.

Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!

 

Progress and Delays

I’ve been slowly coming along on my Comfy blanket. I’m up to nearly a foot worth of blanket I think. So far I really like the way it is turning out. Unfortunately, after another section I may not be able to continue until I can order the rest of the yarn I need. (See my post Miscalculation)

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Now, I’ll admit, not much knitting has gotten done because I’ve been reading a lot. I’m not yet to the skill level where I could knit and read at the same time.

Here’s some of what I’ve been reading:

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

What a fantastic book! Such an awesome mix of the real world and fantasy. It makes me want to run away to Prague to eat goulash and hang out with chimaera.

2. Days of Blood and Starlight 

The sequel to DoSaB. I loved this one even more. Seriously, I loved both of these books

3. Carolina Girl

This is a really touching romance. I’m writing a review of it soon for All About Romance.

 

I’ll leave you with this awesome quote from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Knit Night (Finally)

I finally made it to Starbucks for a knit night with the Mansfield Area Fiber Inspired Artisans (MAFIA).  Aisling (an awesome knitter I met via Twitter) has been encouraging me to go for awhile now, but my school work schedule has kept me home. It was fantastic to get out and meet some other knitters and work on my Self-fringing Bias Shawl. Everyone was really great and welcoming. I even had the pleasure to meet a local Young Adult author who’s books I have seen around the library for a time. She was so awesome in person that I had to check out her book, Texas Gothic today.

Overall, it was a fun, relaxing night and I am making some progress on my shawl. I like how it’s open yet plush. I think I’ll add some beads to the fringe when it happens.

The color on this is terrible. It is way too warm looking, but it's night time and ... just go with it. I'll post better pictures when it's done.

The color on this is terrible. It is way too warm looking, but it’s night time and … just go with it. I’ll post better pictures when it’s done.

A Little Celebrating

So a few weeks ago I got offered a spot reviewing for All About Romance. As a big romance reader, I love their site for the reviews and special title lists. The prospect of getting free books in exchange for writing reviews was too good to pass up.

My first review I submitted to them went live today. Its a different version of the review for True that I posted here. As of right now, it is on the homepage so it is very exciting for me to surf over there and see my review.