The Sunday Wrap-Up{55}

Posted April 6, 2014 by Stormy in Books / 8 Comments

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My Week

My week was. . . oh, I don’t want to say horrid, but I had a pretty crappy week. TONS and TONS of stress at work, and Wednesday I had a day so bad I felt it was made for the sitcoms. I got caught in the rain without an umbrella, scratched my eye while removing my contact, spilled tea on my first, and had to call maintenance for an urgent issue. Oh, and I found an ant in my Welch’s fruit snack(doubling as a PSA. . . ). So not the best. It did start to turn around on Friday, though, and it wasn’t all bad, so here where the GOOD things in my week:

  • I started Camp NaNoWriMo and wrote 5,000 words towards my goal of 25,000!
  • I had a really good work day on Friday.
  • Friday I went out to dinner with some friends and it was really fun. We then browsed target + the bookstore. I didn’t buy any books, but even being in the bookstore after a stressful week just made me feel better. Also, I’m really tempted to buy the penguin horror editions of some of my classics. Have you seen them? I really want the one for The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
  • I binge-watched the entirety of Firefly. This was both magical and saddening. I actually was a reluctant watcher. I was really NOT a fan of the pilot. The pacing was soo slow. The second episode was okay. By the third, I was hooked. I then watched 10 episodes in three days.
  • I had a super busy, super fun Saturday afternoon. A friend and I went to a few events in my town. My city has exploded with food trucks, and there’s a Greek one we really wanted to try. They were having an event in the park where all the food trucks came to the same area and were selling treats for dogs as well. They were billing the event as “a picnic for you and your pup”. I saw so many adorable puppies. My friend and I both tried a beef/lamb gyro and it was delicious. A little on the expensive side, but I totally plan on going back.
  • After lunch we went to the annual farm day that a non-profit in our town puts on. The organization runs a farm to support hunger relief world-wide. They experiment with new energy-efficient ways to grow crops and if they work the organization will take them to partners in various countries. They bring out the animals and all the educational materials for farm day. That was also quite a blast. I got to pet some angora rabbits!
  • After the farm day my friend and I decided to check out the exotic pet store in our town because they have baby hedgehogs that will be ready in 4 weeks and I’ve been wanting a hedgehog for years. I don’t think I can afford to buy one right now but it was still great to see them in person. It was definitely an eventful Saturday!

On Book Blog Bake

Monday I shared my 5-star review of Dear Killer. I definitely feel like the positive black sheep with this one, but I’ll take that title!
Tuesday I wrapped up March. (How is it already April?)
Wednesday I reviewed A Mad, Wicked Folly. I wasn’t such a fan.
Thursday I shared a guest post by Jessica Verdi.
Friday I reviewed The Summer I Wasn’t Me.
Saturday I shared another I Rec’d it post! (These are quickly becoming some of my favorite posts to write).

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I actually did not read at all this week. I know! All that Firefly watching and Camp NaNo writing took up all that time. I’m currently reading Tease.

 

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On Sequels @ I Believe in Story
Fun fact: I’ve been writing most of my life, and I’ve never had a story idea I wanted to turn into a series. I don’t think my writing brain works that way. That being said, I found this post on I Believe in Story about writing sequels really intriguing.

Dear Blogosphere, I Love You @ Oh, the Books!
Asti at Oh, the Books! writes a very heartfelt post to the blogosphere.

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8 responses to “The Sunday Wrap-Up{55}

    • Stormy

      I’m so glad I finally watched it! So many people pressured me & I think in this case I fully support the peer pressure. 🙂

  1. Firefly is and forever will be my favorite TV show, I’m so glad that you enjoyed it – Browncoats for life! I’m so hooked, I even plan on buying the comic book series Leaves on the Wind 🙂

    • Stormy

      I’m really glad I gave it a second chance! I watched the pilot & wasn’t impressed. I had to drag myself to watch the second episode, but by the third I was HOOKED. Hooked, I tell you. All I wanted to do was watch it again(and I watched the pilot again too since I had been so hard on it the first time).

  2. Good job on your word count so far! You’re chugging along better than me, though you also have a slightly higher word count goal than I do.

    So glad you ended up enjoying Firefly!

    And that cover for The Raven! I want it!

    • Stormy

      Thank you! I’ve learned I do better when I can first-draft fast. Otherwise I get tired of the story.
      I’m so glad I gave Firefly a second chance. I really loved it!
      I LOVE The Penguin Horror editions. I have some Amazon credit from selling my textbooks & I’m seriously considering just buying the 3 Penguin horror editions.

  3. My girlfriend really like hedgehogs, and for some reason I didn’t think people could really have them as pets (minus maybe a few fringe people). Now I know! I don’t think we could ever get one because I doubt my cats would react well (or, you know, politely), but I love the idea!

    • Stormy

      Hedgehogs are just adorable! They’re actually increasing in popularity as pets(from what I’ve observed–I know national geographic just did a story on exotic/unusual pets & they used a hedgehog as their cover photo). There’s a few states that don’t allow them, but most do.

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