My husband got food poisoning just before Valentine’s Day so we had to cancel our fancy restaurant dinner plans and instead got takeaway from the fancy restaurant and ate it in bed, which is about a hundred times better than the original plan TBH.
We’ve also decided he’s going to trial dropping some hours at his work so he can focus better on overcoming his depression. This means that I need to find a higher paying job, which sucks balls because I love absolutely everything about my current job (except the pay). So now I need to start looking for a new job, which also sucks balls because I’ve been very comfortable these last few years in this whole let’s-not-do-stuff-that-stresses-me-out attitude I adopted. Honestly, just thinking about looking for another job almost has me in tears. I’m very lucky in that I don’t have one of those jobs where it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, and I don’t really want to trade all the good stuff in for bad stuff but a higher wage, but, well, I’m my husband’s carer and I need to be responsible and provide for the both of us. Like I said, it sucks balls.
Blogging-wise, I did an experiment this month and recorded how much time I put into blogging over the span of one week. The results were surprising.
Also, my whole ‘posting every two days’ kinda went out the window again this month, too. I mean, it’s great to only commit to posting every second day, but that’s not a reality yet. At this rate I’ve only missed 4 days out of the whole month.
In the book world there was some kind of authors vs reviewer drama I don’t really want to talk about. Suffice to say an author was particularly insensitive and insulted reviewers on the whole for not ‘getting’ their book; reviewers responded appropriately and were vilified yet again.
Let me just say that if you don’t respect your readers how do you expect respect in return?
February Wrap Up
February was Maria V Snyder month in preparation for the March 1st (Australian) release of Shadow Study! I planned on reading the Glass series as well, but I just couldn’t fit in it. Hopefully I’ll be able to do it in March or April.
- [2 Feb] Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★★
- [4 Feb] Assassin Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★
- [9 Feb] Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★★
- [13 Feb] The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
- [16 Feb] Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★
- [19 Feb] Power Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★
- [22 Feb] Ice Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★
- [26 Feb] Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★★
- [27 Feb] The Dead of Night by John Marsden ★★★★
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [1 Feb] My Favourite Book From My Childhood (21)
- [3 Feb] Top Ten Young Adult Fantasy Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet (89)
- [5 Feb] Q&A with Aussie YA author Vanessa Garden
- [6 Feb] I will do these authors the honour of not reviewing their books anymore.
- [6 Feb] Page to Screen: ’50 Shades of Grey’ Actors Hate Their Own Film, Each Other
- [7 Feb] Stacking the Shelves (108)
- [10 Feb] Toppling the TBR Pile (2)
- [11 Feb] Waiting on Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder (115)
- [12 Feb] Musing By Moonlight: Organising My TBR Books
- [15 Feb] My Favourite Book I Own (22)
- [17 Feb] Ten Book Related Problems I Have (90)
- [18 Feb] Musing by Moonlight: The Hours A Book Blogger DOESN’T Get Paid For
- [21 Feb] Stacking the Shelves (109)
- [23 Feb] Page to Screen: Better Than The Book
- [24 Feb] Musing By Moonlight: My Book Buying Habit Exposed
- [25 Feb] I Had A Pretend Sister
- [28 Feb] February Wrap Up
Films I Watched
I didn’t watch many films this month because my husband discovered the WWE Network, which has pretty much all of the regular shows and pay per views from WCW, WWF/E and ECW. It only costs like $10 a month which is fantastic value seeing as the pay-per-views tend to cost about $50 or something ridiculous like that.
This means I’ve been watching a LOT of really hot, fit, ripped, big buff guys pound the crap out of each other. Guys that are totally my ‘type’. I mean, my husband could be a wrestler. He’s got the physique. Did I mention I really like big buff guys?
(And it’s not for any reason other than I myself am a big, buff woman, so it takes a man with a special physique to make me feel ‘girly’.)
And my husband doesn’t even mind that I’m totally perving on them. Of which I make no secret and am totally unashamed. They’re my eye candy. Where else can I perv on big muscled half-naked men? (Besides the Olympic swimming team, but that only happens once every four years!)
I’m really looking forward to Wrestlemania 31, mostly because of Sting, who joined WWE in late 2014. Because I have a massive crush on him AND MY HUSBAND DOESN’T CARE.
So yeah. Lots and lots of big buff guys. All hot and sweaty and half naked and just gah. *fans self*
- Taken 3
- The Chaperone
- Horns – OMG this was an INCREDIBLE film.
- Mean Girls
- Mean Girls 2
- The Crow
- We also binge-watched two and a half seasons of 30 Rock.
- Vanessa Garden, Aussie Young Adult author took the time to answer some questions I had about her book series, Submerged Sun!
- Bloomsbury had a 40% off sale, so I bought a bunch of books that will star in the next Stacking the Shelves post.