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!