Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fortnightly Update #4: Reading Slowly and Crafting Like a Cat Lady

In the past 21 days, I've noticed a pattern of slower than usual reading- that I blame mostly on the paper books. True, I've had more anomalous nerve pain, but I think paper books also make you stop and think about what you're reading more. Not a bad thing, especially since I occasionally stumble past significant sections of books while speed-reading on my Kindle.

Recent Acquisitions (or the Piling of the-Piles):

the-pile Additions:

See my "Better World Books" Haul if interested. I got a lot of books.

the-invisible-pile Additions:

Restoree by Anne McCaffrey
This is one of her more vintage works. As I'm a fan of her novels, I like to collect any that I find floating around, as long as they're cheapish.

Currently Reading:

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs
It's okay so far. I may actually start another book (eyes pile of Ilona Andrews books) because this one's not grabbing me at the moment.

Finished These Books:

I was hoping for a little more ending, but overall, still an incredible book. 

The Autobiography Of A Runaway Slave by Esteban Montejo, edited by Miguel Barnet
I think this qualifies for the most interesting book I read in February... or even the one I learned the most from.

Okay, now I'm coveting the next book. With series love, there is no end- you just start buying t-shirts of the series when it's stalled/ended... like these:

Yep... there goes my budget.

In the Blogosphere:

So many good posts this week- I think I likely missed some, but here's a quick version (as typing with my left elbow straight is really, really awkward).

Things Romance Readers Are Sick of Hearing by Ceilidhann @ Bibliodaze. You could just superimpose a giant YES on that post because I love every word she wrote.

Cover Discover: Rainbow Colored Covers Face-Off by Becca @ I'm Lost in Books. Rainbow covers may be my kryptonite. Put a few of these pretties out on a busy road and I would be a goner.

Hardcover Lover Confessions (On Commenting Habits) by Erin @ The Hardcover Lover. A great post (and discussion) about commenting- I kind of have my own style going on.

And these are an absolute must read for those of us who want to keep blogging (even when it seems like we aren't the best bloggers):

Day 5 of BBAW: My Book Blogging Story by Wendy @ Musings of a Bookish Kitty.

Blogging Highs and Lows on a Third Blogiversary by Shannon @ River City Reading.

Simplifying my "Book Love" by Aloi @ Guiltless Reading.

Fighting Off Burnout by Heather @ Based on a True Story. (I would just click it for the clip-art, to be honest.)

In My Life (Crafting Like a Cat Lady):

I finished the two no-sew no-tie blankets to cover the two radiator shelves in the living room. From that project, there were scraps of fleece, which I braided into ropes for George to play with (they say dogs like those rope-y things, but Torrie only likes the kind made in China- and Keisha doesn't understand dog toys beyond mini tennis balls). My mom brought home a broken fishing rod for me to make a cat toy out of (think cat fishing pole) since George plays too rough with the pet store versions. I combined the two toys to make a fleece flogger-looking thing, that George has yet to break with his yanking and pulling.

(Keisha thought I was trying to take a picture of her, so I indulged her. The cat fishing rod is on the no-sew, no-tie blanket.)

Oh, and Torrie also deserves credit for supervising the cat inspector last week while I did my Better World Books Haul photos. George did not try to eat the books under her watchful eyes (lately he's been trying to eat Kleenex, Kleenex boxes, paper clips, cardboard boxes, you know, everything in his sight that looks somehow 'tasty').

Until Next Time,


  1. I hope you are feeling less pain these days. No pain would be even better. I've noticed I tend to read slower when reading paper books as well. I haven't tried Briggs's Omega series yet, but I want to. Did the first book get any better for you?

    I love the photos. Keisha looks quite comfortable. :-) I like the fishing rod idea. We've tried the store bought ones too and they never seem to last long.

    Thank you for the link, by the way!

    1. I've had chronic (and unexplainable) pain since I was 14- I seem to just keep gathering new diagnoses instead of getting less, unfortunately.
      I liked the main characters in Cry Wolf, but I was in the mood for an 'action' book- and I read a review that said the action part doesn't really pick up until halfway through. I'll definitely go back to it- I liked it better than Moon Called from what I'd read.
      I only buy from the dollar store for cat toys, so my experience may differ a little- but it's nice not to have George snap a new pole in half every time we play.
      You're welcome! I enjoyed your post a lot. :)
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Wendy!
      ~Litha Nelle


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