Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update Thursday #28

Update Thursday #28

Welcome to Update Thursday, my own personal meme of sorts where I post an update of the goings on at my blog, with reading, with writing, and beyond. Feel free to borrow the idea from me for your own bookish musings.

Reading, Writing...

Books I finished this week:
~Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives Vol. 3 by Ellen Schreiber

Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~Virals by Kathy Reichs
~Portal by Imogen Rose
~Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett (ARC)
~Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (Off The Shelf challenge)
~Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (NetGalley)

Off The Shelf Reading Challenge Progress Link (2 of 5 finished) ~ends 12/31/11

Trying to get ahead on my book reading for the sake of my writing in November. It will be hard to manage both, so I'm putting an extra effort in on reading until the end of the month. Plus, while browsing through my Nook, I discovered that I can access those NetGalley books after all. I did an update and BOOM! they popped up no problem. So I gotta rush through those to read them in time before they expire.

My current writing project is going to be at a standstill, unless I hit some sort of random inspiration and need to get that perfect next scene in there. In between reading and work I'll be outlining my novel for NaNoWriMo. I think I finally decided on the story I want to do.

And Otherwise...

For some reason, my video game skills have fallen by the wayside over the last two years with having to work. At certain points I'd pick up a controller and take on some Smash Brothers, but only for a day or two. But I decided to restart Paper Mario for the N64 (which is one of my favorite adventure games). I've probably played it all the way through 10 times (even though my brother says it was more than 10), so I know all the shortcuts and how to beat every boss. It's so much fun. I feel like a kid again.

After a whirlwind weekend of exhausting fun and insanity at work (I am a serious believer in the full moon bringing out the worst people and the worst IN people, and this week was no exception), my mom and I are going shopping. I so need shopping right now. Browsing through stores, buying crap I don't need... Ah... already relaxing...

See you guys later!



  1. Ha! I've been playing old Mario games lately too. I don't know all the secrets but it's still fun. I'm excited for your review of Wanderlove.

  2. After getting a few chapters in, I'm glad I was finally able to get it working on my Nook. It's really good so far! I hope to be able to post a review by next Saturday. :)

  3. Glad to hear you've started outlining for your NaNoWriMo project. I was supposed to do heaps of it this weekend but managed to get nothing done :( I haven't played a video game in ages unless you count turning on a shoot 'em up on the Wii whenever I feel like taking my frustrations out on a digital zombie!


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