Wednesday, February 29, 2012

hello!? anyone there?!

oh my goodness.....these past few weeks have been crazy!! first the kiddo was down with a cold, then hubby got it, then this cold took it's vengeance out on me! i was down for a good week!! they were good only after about 2-3 days max. and now i feel like it's coming back on! on monday i was able to attend a field trip with my kiddo and although it was a great fun day, it was super windy and freezing!!! we were close to the ocean, so we got more wind and it was just bitterly cold and over cast the whole day. we learned that back home it poured and even hailed! so glad that didn't happen on the field trip tho. but now with that cold weather, my nose is back to running, i'm coughing again and just feeling like poo. hopefully it won't fester like that last cold did.

during the past few weeks i've been on a little YA kick in my reading. i've recently read the following books and i do recommend each one! all were very well written and entertaining.

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead

Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty & the Beast
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1)
Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1)
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1) by Beth Fantaskey

these next two books i devoured!!! on the kindle editions were $2.99 and $3.99 and i'm so thankful i could just buy the second one immediately because the first one was so great! i didn't have to wait on a library list or search for it somewhere locally or even wait for it to be sent from online.

Inescapable (The Premonition #1)
Inescapable (The Premonition #1) by Amy A. Bartol

Intuition (The Premonition #2)
Intuition (The Premonition #2) by Amy A. Bartol*

what i love about YA books are how easy they are to read and most of the times you don't need to deal with too much complexity. emotions are high and at times anxisty but still pretty simple. and when they're well written YA books, it makes it even better. but at times the main characters, even tho they are 16-17, they deal with very adult issues.

i'm still pushing through The Games of Thrones, hubby is pushing me to read it faster so he can read it on his ride on the train to work. and i'm really trying....really. it's great! the characters are developing and i'm loving learning about them and looking forward to where they will be going. it's much book!! but i'm getting there. according to my goodreads challenge list, i'm 4 books behind schedule on making my goal this year. looks like i need to get reading again!

in other news.....i've joined my local YMCA. i've started a kick boxing class and tried one other one. so far so good. tho yesterday i think i over did it, so i'm taking today off. i'm looking forward to being able to work my way up to taking other classes.

well, i hope to be back to blogging again! i've missed sharing bits of life with people!


1 comment:

  1. I love YA books, too! Sarah Desden is one of my fave YA authors.