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TSS: Ending Bloggiesta

So, after all my excitement and progress on Friday, my fervor for bloggy improvements more or less died out on Saturday and continued dying today.  I just didn’t want to spend the entire weekend on the computer.  I’ve written most of my outstanding reviews, but that’s about all I got done, so I’ve only spent about five hours total on my blog.  But the big event did give me the impetus I needed to make the important change of moving my blog over to its new domain and fixing all the links, which was what I really needed to achieve anyway.  Thanks to Natasha at Maw Books Blog for hosting the event!

I appear to have focused on reading instead of blogging; I did manage to finish The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews.  I’m about to start The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner and I’m really looking forward to it.  I doubt I’ll read the whole thing today, but I definitely want to have a couple of hours with it this evening.  I also got a few things done around the house and we watched the USA vs England game.  I’m not really into the World Cup – or soccer – too much, but we figured since one of us was American and the other British that we should put forth effort.  Typically, it was a draw, probably disappointing people in both countries, but at least in my house we’re still even.

We’ve also given up the battle against the TBR around here.  Last week I purchased my very own TBR bookcase which, unsurprisingly, is already full.  Keith likes to think that I won’t buy new books until there’s space for them on there, but I think we all know what’s going to happen.  I can finally see all of my books since for the first time they’re not shelved double.  I officially have about 150 books here that are unread, which leaves a very scary number still at my parents’ house in the US.  I’ll be getting at least a few of those back here in July and it’ll be interesting to see just how many we can squeeze on there.  I’ll show off the bookcase in my next library loot post, coming probably on Tuesday!  I finally managed to read a few library books so I can head back there again tomorrow.

That’s all for me this week; I have a more contemplative Sunday Salon planned but I think I’ll save that one for next week.  I hope some good reads are ahead for you this week!


7 comments to TSS: Ending Bloggiesta

  • I don’t blame you for being distracted from Bloggiesta. I didn’t even try to participate because it’s too nice outside and I knew my stepdaughter would want me taking her out and about!

    I probably have about 150 unread books here too–possibly more. My husband always tries to rationalize with me when I am buying new books but it never makes a difference!

  • I got a TBR bookcase (well, actually I ‘m using a stepladder!) and I am so much happier having a place where I can collect them and see them and access them. Although, I must admit, even with using both sides of the ladder, I still have a table top completely covered. So what I have done is, the ladder is my TBRTBR and the desk is my SecondaryTBR!
    .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Author of Gringolandia, on “Categories and Boxes: YA, Adult, and the New Crossover” =-.

  • Gah, how do you read so much in one weekend???

    I’m not that into soccer, either, although I will say it’s at least more interesting to watch than football.
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..Revelation =-.

  • I totally don’t blame you for not wanting to spend the entire weekend on the computer! I get in certain moods for working on my blog and I’ve now been working for six straight hours. These long stretches work for me, but I know they certainly don’t work for everyone!

    I hope you liked Shiver!!! I just read Linger and really loved it.
    .-= Amy @ My Friend Amy´s last blog ..The Sunday Salon — Why I’m Not Reading and Getting Excited for Comic-Con! =-.

  • I get how you could not want to spend the entire weekend at the computer! The Bloggiesta is fun but it’s also work, and sometimes it just doesn’t fall on the days where one would want to sit and work on the computer continually. Plus, you got a lot of reading done, so you could always say that your Bloggiesta’s work was to read some of those books on the TBR pile! ;)

    And I’m sure your TBR books look really nice in their new shelf!
    .-= kay @ Infiniteshelf´s last blog ..Filling the Shelf – 19 =-.

  • I think the most important thing is making the most out of what you did do as part of Bloggiesta. Be happy with what you got done and your TBR bookshelf (even if we all know the truth – LOL!)

    I’m curious to read your thoughts on C.W. Gortner’s new book. I’ve had an ARC for a while now, but I’ve not been able to get to it. If you love it, that might change my priorities. :)
    .-= Literate Housewife´s last blog ..Spilling the Beans ~ My Bloggiesta Round Up =-.

  • I had every intention of participating in Bloggiesta this time, but it just didn’t happen. Oh well, next time! I am looking forward to reading the Gortner book. Hopefully it will come into the library soon.
    .-= Marg´s last blog ..100 All-Time Best Historical Fiction Books =-.