Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts (11)

Happy Wednesday y'all!  I'm linking up with Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts over at Bookishly Boisterous today.

1.) I have purchased so many ebooks this month.  It's kind of ridiculous.  I get completely sucked into the Kindle Daily Deals and all of the $1.99 ebooks at Amazon and Barnes and Noble plus I really needed some retail therapy this month.  I finally added up how much I spent and it came to around $27; I was shocked because $1.99 here and there doesn't seem like much.  I guess I will be slowing down on that next month.  

2.) I have no more shelf space at home and no room for more bookshelves.  Our local library has been having book sales more often and the Dollar Tree has actually had some good books recently so I have added a lot to my shelves in recent months.  I just cannot pass up cheap books!  I'm going to make a concerted effort this fall to read books I own so that I can start purging my collection.  We are hoping to buy a house next year and I want to wittle down my books a bit before we move.

3.) I'm suffering some serious work burn out lately.  It's terrible timing because things are going to get wild and crazy once school starts.

4.) I'm enrolled in a course for the fall just for personal enrichment and now I have to decide if I actually want to go through with it.  Writing papers and enforced reading doesn't sound super fun to me right now.

5.) Julia and I are doing parent/child swimming 'lessons' right now and it's amazing to me how much she loves being in the pool.  She is a true water baby.  It's adorable how excited she gets.  I'm a little nervous about how she will react when they are over (Saturday is the last one).  Things could get ugly.

6.) I try to keep track of the types of books I read (ebook, library, book I own, etc.) throughout the year.  I was surprised to see that I have read almost as many library books so far this year as I did the entire year last year.  I'm kind of surprised to see that I didn't read that many library books in 2013 and 2014 because I thought I used the library a lot.  I guess I check out a lot of books that I don't actually finish.  I didn't start tracking until 2012 but I went back through my 2011 list and it looks as though at least half (if not more) of the books I read were library books and I think I'm headed back in that direction this year.

7.) I'm kind of a nerd and I love musicals.  Like LOVE them.  I've been really bored with my Pandora stations lately and have been listening to different versions of my favorite songs from musicals.  I discovered Julian Ovenden who I am now obsessed with.  His voice is fantastic plus he's pretty cute; he's also a regular on Downton Abbey so he's basically perfect.

That's all I have for this week.  Sorry for the word vomit! 


  1. I'm running out of book space , too :( It's hard to say no to cheap books! I haven't checked the Dollar Tree, but I'm ALWAYS get more books from our library book store!

  2. 4- I felt that way about Coursera classes, back when I used to take them. I'd get SO excited and add a ton, and then I'd sort of slowllllly stop doing the work.

  3. I'm running into that problem with the library this year, I check out a lot of books I don't finish. I don't know if it's the book, or me, or what.


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