Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Love List


Sweats
Wings
Steak
 Coke Zero
Going to the movies
Hanging out with Tai and Houdini

Knitting
Empires & Puzzles
Instacart


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.


I love this series. Looking forward to this one.

Every time I read more Yolen, I say I'm going to read more of her books. I saw this one on the shelf and had to pick it up. 

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.

Monday, February 5, 2018

January Goal Update

  • Hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail. I did talk to a coworker and nailed down what part I want to hike. She wants to do a hike in a near by area so we talked about doing it together. 
  • Learn to knit and crochet. I meant to watch a video to learn to knit but didn't. The same hiking friend offered to show me how to crochet.
  • Learn to use the sewing machine I bought. I'm attempting to recruit the same hiking friend to show me how to sew. She sure is useful. 
  • Get rid of 1000 items out of our house. I have 2 boxes of stuff to take to the thrift shop. 
  • Watch 12 pre-2017 movies. I watched Mulan. I'd never seen it before. I liked it. 
  • Get 90,000 steps at least one week a month. I was sick most of January so I didn't get close. 
  • Finish cleaning out the garage and move my car inside. Need to get more junk out of the house so I can bring the camping stuff in. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

January Book Tally

Skating with the Statue of Liberty by Susan Lynn Meyer
The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins
Let's Pretend We Never Met by Melissa C Walker
Hawkeye vs Deadpool by Gerry Duggan

I read some good books this month. Not as many I would have liked but that's ok.

Books read this month: 4

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I heard good things about this one.

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Bookish Goals

Last year I had a hard time meeting my book goals so this year I'm not going to sign up for any challenges. As a friend of mine said, now I read like a normal person. I'm looking forward to just reading whatever I want to read.

I did sign up for the Goodreads challenge. I'm hoping for 100 books this year. Last year was the first time in seven years I didn't succeed in my Goodreads challenge. I like to try to read a 100 but if it doesn't happen, it's ok.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Library Loot


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.




I've checked this one out before but returned it before I could read it. I'm hoping to get to this time. 

I heard good things about this one. 


What did you get this week? Share your loot below.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Oops. I forgot to finish this series!

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

December Book Tally and 2017 book goal wrap up

Rat Queens vol 4 by Kurtis J Wiebe
Quick & Easy Korean Cooking by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee
Cook Korean! by Robin Ha
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
Bull Trout's Gift by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Rabbit's Snow Dance by James Bruchac
Secret of the Dance by Andrea Spalding
Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Deadpool vol 7 by Brian Posehn
Something New by Lucy Knisley
Pretty Good Number One by Matthew Amster-Burton
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy by Alessandro Ferrari
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales by James Bruchac
Take a Walk by Sue Miller Hacking

I tried so hard to meet my Goodreads goal. I read more books in December than I read in any other month. And I still didn't meet it. #bummer


Book Stats:
Foodies Read: 3 (Cook Korean, Pretty Good Number One, and Quick & Easy Korean Cooking)  YTD: 9
What's In A Name: 1 (Rebel Rising) YTD: 2
Read Harder: 0 (None This month) YTD: 5
Total: 93

2017 Book Goals Tally
-Participate in Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge.
I did but only read five. Challenge not completed.

-Participate in Foodies Read Challenge.
I successfully completed this challenge!

-Participate in What's In A Name Challenge.
I only completed 2 categories. Challenge not complete.

-Read 125 books.
I amended it to 100 part way through the year and still didn't complete it.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cook Korean! by Robin Ha

Lately our household has been into Korean food. One of my coworkers in Korean and is always giving me tips and recipes. I spotted Cook Korean on someone else's blog or instagram. I'd love to learn to make more Korean food. I've made Kimchi and we have bi bim bop a couple of times a month. We do love Korean food.

I loved how Ha created a character and uses graphics to show you how to make each dish. The colorful pages really draw you in. I wish more cookbooks were drawn this way. I made it more fun learning to cook.

I didn't have time to make anything before I had to take this one back which was a shame. But I saved some recipes and plan to make more Korean food in 2018. Others who shared their thoughts on Cook Korean!: The He Said, She Said Experience, Blogging For Books, and Cooks Without Borders.
This is my seventh read for the Foodies Read Challenge.