Recently I've been upgrading my room with thrift shop finds, as well as upgrading some of my dog's things. Since George has been spoiled so terribly, I bought Torrie a memory foam pillow at a thrift shop and restuffed the top of her flat-as-a-German-pancake dog bed. I also purchased some cute flannel fabric to make a cover for it. Here is Keisha, posing on the newly stuffed bed (I actually tried to take a picture sans dog, but apparently that doesn't fly in our household):
Here is the cute fabric, which the salesgirl informed me was sushi cartoon figures:
Recent Acquisitions (or the Piling of the-Piles):the-pile Additions:
The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy #1) by Brent Weeks
Even though this has virtually no female characters, I was willing to pick it up for cheap. Apparently I'm craving mantasy.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerIt was cheap, and looked to be interesting historical fiction. I bought it.
I requested these two from NetGalley and was lucky enough to get them. I've started reading The Sleeping King and I love it so far.
The Sleeping King: A Novel by Cindy Dees and Bill Flippin
Expected Release Date: September 8th 2015
The Heart Goes Last (Positron 0) by Margaret Atwood
Expected Release Date: September 29th 2015
Finished These Books:
Seven Years to Sin (Historical #1) by Sylvia Day
It was slow at times- I'm usually all for more pages in a historical romance, but this one needed less.
The Reading Wench has an interview with Lisa Van Wormer about the lack of military women's voices in nonfiction, among many other things. Also, did you know there was a program that got books into the hands of soldiers? I sure didn't.
Stacey @ The Book Adventures posts A Reader's Guide To Devon, Bath, and London.
Jamie @ Mayhem Books posts a review of her childhood favorite, Island of Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, making me want to reread it.
Bookworm @ The Bookworm's Closet has a Mini Bookworm on the Way!
Purplebook @ Way Too Hot Books now has me drooling for Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) By Anne Bishop.
Also, this TBR Calculator Tool was posted in one of my book bloggers' groups. Use it, if you dare. (My piles plus my to-read list should only take me 4 years, 9 months to finish- if I keep at my current pace).
In My Life:
My room looks like it's home to a maharaja in exile, due in part to a lovely (HUGE) colorful rug a friend of ours gave me.
Here's a look at just the pattern- it looks kind of watercolor-ish.
After falling down the stairs in July and having my butt bruised an unfortunate shade of eggplant, I realized that life's too short to have a crappy computer chair. Luckily the thrift shop had a much more comfortable one available for me at a steal of a price:
|(I also got a computer mat to preserve the maharaja's rug.)|
I also bought this 50's glam crystal lamp with marble base, as I have a collection of 50's lamps started. (The lampshade/vinegar bottle bottom is still a work in progress).