Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quick Update

Bruno Mars @ the 2011 MTV VMA's
Did you watch 'em?

This won't be a long post, as I've got to put in some time on the WIP this morning before hitting the normal get-ready-for-work routine.  Just wanted to let you guys know things have been a little strange and hectic in our household as of late, which is the main reason why you haven't seen a lot of posting here and the fanfiction hasn't been updated in, like, forever.  But my husband and I are expecting our first child (12 weeks today!), and the adjustment has been far harder than I originally anticipated.  I sleep A LOT--nap for 2+ hours in the evening, then sleep all night. However, my wonderful Doc tells me this should be subsiding within the next week-2 weeks. So, I should be up and running like normal soon, though I'm certain I'll have to play some catch-up first.

However, I've been reading quite a bit lately, though I did sneak in a few hours to watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, because I'm a sucker for live performances.  Just finished Kristan Higgins' March 2011 release My One and Only. Wonderful characters and writing, as usual, though the plot seemed to be a trifle flawed at times. The heroine was strong and humorous, the hero sexy as all get-out. And the secondary characters added so much color, I really don't know that one could've been rightfully cut without taking away from the overall feel of the novel.

So, what have you been reading? Where's your bookmark? I'd love to pick up something new next trip to the bookstore!

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,

P.S. As a treat, I figured I'd share my fave performance from the VMA's. It's Bruno Mars' rendition/tribute to Amy Winehouse's Valerie. Phenomenal. I so have a cougar crush on this kid. (By the way, this isn't the best recording; I'm sure MTV's having a field day ripping this stuff off YouTube as soon as it hits.)



Bonnie Rae said...

Currently I am reading the "Gone" series by Michael Grant. It is pretty good so far. Picked them up for cheap since Borders is closing.

Then I will be reading the "New Kid" series by Temple Mathews. It looks very interesting. Again got them all under 15 bucks (3 books) - Thank you Borders.

Actually I have picked up SO many new books because of their going out of business sale. Honestly I have books to last me till Christmas and that is not a lie.

Glad to see you posting!

Shannon Lawrence said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I remember that sleeping all the time thing (or wanting to, anyway).

I'm reading Stormwalker. It's UF. I like it so far.

Lela said...

I am still trying to finish A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin. School started in the middle of it all and I don't have a lot of time for extracurricular reading. For school, however, we are reading Holy Virginity (I know, right, sounds like something Robin says to Batman, "Holy Virginity, Batman!") for the Medieval Literature class (which I am LOVING, by the way!).

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