Tuesday, September 28, 2010

McFatty Monday on Tuesday

I sucked at posting this yesterday. My WW week doesn’t official end until Wednesday so I might change when I post this.

I’m doing pretty good with the Weight Watchers thing. I lost another two pounds as of yesterday but have until tomorrow for my WW week to end.

I haven’t been that great this week. We went 4wheeling this weekend and I ate a smore (oh no!) and a regular hot dog. And then we had Mexican on Sunday even though I limited my chips. I still have a lot of my extra points left but I’m trying not to use them in case I miss something/don’t calculate something right.

I NEED to get on my treadmill. I was doing so good! And then I had surgery and can’t seem to make myself get on. And it won’t be happening tonight because I’ve gotta fix something to eat then take a quiz for class. (Thank God I’m finished in December. Two Master’s degrees and I’m done ya’ll. So tired of school.)

Beautiful Creatures Review

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Oh my goodness, ya’ll. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. I’ve been putting off reading it for a while. I think I’ve downloaded the audio book from my library about 5 times before I actually listened to it.

Description from Goodreads:

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

Thoughts:

I read a few reviews that said they didn’t like Ethan’s “voice” in the book – maybe it was because I listened to it and the guy reading it was like sex on a stick but I loved him from the moment I started listening. I loved the history behind it about the South and I loved some of the characters. Lena’s uncle, Macon, was such an interesting character and I loved every scene he was in. I totally bought into the Lena and Ethan relationship and did want the book to end even though I went back and forth between listening to and reading it so I could finish it faster.

I will be picking up the second book in the series, Beautiful Darkness, when it comes out October 12th!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

In my mailbox was started by The Story Siren and reviews the books that you received that week.

I got a few books this week and a couple audio books.

Audiobooks:

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I already own these books in hardcover but I LOVED Mockingjay and thought I could get through Clockwork Angel faster by listening and reading at the same time. I got them for free through Audible since they were offering 2 through a promotion on Amazon.

Library:

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Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Marked (Book #1 House of Night series) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Wicked Appetite looked interested and I’ve heard good things about Evanovich. I’ve been wanting to read the House of Night series for a while so got it from the library.

Monday, September 20, 2010

McFatty Monday

Holy crap, ya'll. I love my scale this week!

I'm down 7lbs!

And that is with me not starting Weight Watchers until Wednesday. I know the first 10 lbs or so will come off pretty easy then it gets a little harder but I was still happy when I got on the scale this morning.

Sunday was kinda a bad day. I ate way to much at Mexican and used extra points (which I've been trying not to do). So I'm back to being good today. Cereal for breakfast and a Smart One for lunch. Going out with a friend after work but will look for a salad or something reasonable.

I also got back on my treadmill yesterday after taking a week off after my surgery. I was still sore and might need to look for a better sports bra tonight but I did it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

The idea of In My Mailbox comes from The Story Siren. Every week it gives readers a chance to post what we have received that week to read and find out what others are reading.

Library:

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I heard about this book through my online book club. The author was giving away packs of promotional stuff so I emailed her to get some for the library and then the public library got the book. I grabbed it up before anyone else could but I’m going to read it this week and put it back.

Bought:

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I have been wanting to read these books for a while. The covers are gorgeous! And it seems like something I would like. I found them in hardcover on clearance for $4 a piece so I scooped them up.

Monday, September 13, 2010

McFatty Monday

Well, this is my first time posting for McFatty Monday. It was started by Blair over at Heir to Blair. It gives readers a chance to talk about how they are dealing with their weight loss and encourage each other.

I actually ordered Nutrisystem last week to try it but it made me really sick so I sent it back. Stomach cramps, sever headaches - not how I can spend all day at work. So I think I'm going back to Weight Watchers. I've used WW before and lost around 10lbs on it before I quit. So, here goes nothing.

I've also been exercising the past few weeks. I'm doing the Couch to 5K program and really love it. I was doing really good up until my surgery on Friday. I'm gonna give it a few more days then put on a good sports bra and get back at it.

My goal is to lose about 30 lbs. hopefully before Christmas. I have a dr. appointment Nov. 11th with a RE so I would like to have most of it gone before then. We shall see.

See ya'll next week!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

The idea of In My Mailbox comes from The Story Siren. Every week it gives readers a chance to post what we have received that week to read and find out what others are reading. This is my first week participating and I've got lots of books!
Bought:
I am so excited about this book! I loved the Mortal Instrument series and this book is a prequel to those. I'm not very far into it but definitely should finish it this week.
From the library:

As some of you might know, I am getting my Master's in School Library Media. This year I am working at a middle school whose library is combined with the public library. I've gotta say - I LOVE my job. I love working with the public library and I LOVE the amount of books that are at my disposal. Incarceron is something I picked up on a whim. I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Forest of Hands and Teeth even though it seems like it might be a little bit scary. I might have to wait and read that on the weekend when S is home. And the last two books, Life As We Knew It and Unwind were recommended by the public librarian so I’m gonna give them a shot.

That’s it for this week! I doubt I get through all these with the class work I have to do but we shall see!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Update and Mockingjay

So, I definitely did not stick with the 365 Project. I was doing good until vacation and never caught up. Oh well. I'll probably try it again in a few months. Right now work and Grad school has started back and I have no time.

I did however have time to read Mockingjay last week. I can't begin to explain how much I love these books. The characters are great and the concept behind them is not something I have read before. Collins did a great job of ending the series with this book. There were parts of it that was hard to read but overall I LOVED THIS BOOK. I'm doing a re-read of all of them now (well, listening to them) and love them just as much the second time.

One last thing before I go: Carol over at Carol in Print is giving away a bunch of ARC's and signed books. Go check them out. You have until September 6th.