Monday, October 26, 2009

Busy Busy Busy... Kinda

Life continues in Indiana. It was "warm" all last week with of a high in the mid 60's (18-ish for you metric folks). That's NOT warm! *sigh* On the plus side, no ice on car ! On the down side, it rained for most of the week.

Haven't been online much or reading much (must read The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie *nervously checks calendar* *panics*). Instead I have been knitting and just completed my very first sweater, mostly - still need to assemble it. Pictures will be forthcoming once I actually assemble it. And as I have yet to figure out how to read (a bound book - e-books are easy since you can turn pages with a touch and don't have to keep them open, and now am seriously thinking about buying a e-reader since reading on the computer is a bit awkward) and knit at the same time, the reading hasn't been going well. And the TBR continues to grow!

Some review to be written... soon-ish... really...

A quick run down:
  1. Meljean Brook's Demon Forged was excellent! (Can't believe what she did to poor Michael... wondering how CJ/KB will rescue him so that he can continue to "dust" their cabanas).
  2. Nalini Singh's Blaze of Memory was fabulous. Nalini continues to please! Loved it. Of course I'll need to get an official copy when it get out on the 3rd of Nov. (still giggling over Rom and Jules's jealousy).
  3. Anthea Lawson's All He Desires was good/okay (B-/C+ still trying to grade it). I'm thinking it was a mood thing since I read it after Demon Forged (which had the reading bar set really high and had me thinking of knife wielding, heart devouring heroines *sigh*). She's a new author with promise and her book will hit the stores in November (see here for an excerpt). Come by the Island next month (11-14) to chat with Anthea!
Now, back to my knitting... must make mittens for winter (which they tell me is just around the corner... I'm still making people laugh at my indignation about the weather). On the plus side knitting has made me some new friends at work. Now I'm teaching four people how to knit!


Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

*raises hand* I would go down to hell an rescue Michael any day!

Still have to read Blaze of Memory!

Ohh I wish I could knit. You are so crafty :D

Wendy said...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news - but yeah. 60s in late October IS warm. Hell, it's positively tropical.

orannia said...

Good luck with the knitting! I have knitted a scarf before, but that's about it. I can't wait to see the photo :)

Oh, and as for an eBook Reader - Dear Author has just (yesterday?) reviewed those currently on the market, if that helps. I can't give you any advice as none of them sell, bitter? Whatever gave you that idea? I will probably end up buying an iTouch, because that is the closest I will get to an eBook Reader and iPhones retail here for NZ$1000! I love NZ, but it annoys me how often manufacturers ignore our existance. Sony sells all sorts of appliances here, but their eBook Reader? As if!

Oh, and I finished The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie on Friday - I loved it! It broke my romance avoidance phase :)

JennJ said...

Hi Shamyless! Cool on the knitting I'm sorry the weather has been so blah for you it's been unseasonably cool here so far this fall I hope that isn't meaning a bad winter is on the way.

*And hon come on over to my place for a little surprise!* ;)

orannia said...

(((Aymless))) Am guessing things are very busy for you ATM. I hope you have time to read :)

Out of interest, do you know whether Lusty Reader has picked a book for November's Shaylmess Aymless Romance Book Club. I very much enjoyed Sarai's choice - The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - BTW *grin*

Take care x

Sarai said...

So Wendy is right 60 is golden today we were at 70 and I had the house open it will stay open until it hits 40. Get use to it LOL!
Its so cool that you knit make sure we can see the pictures


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