Monday Progress Report

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Bird & Squirrel by James Burks

What I did Last Week

Read

It wasn’t the best week for reading. I ended up adding two books to the dreaded DNF pile. I tried to finish Lord of The Flies, but I just couldn’t be bothered with the second half of the book, which is disappointing because that was the one book that stuck with me from high school. Then, I started The Devil Wears Prada, made it about half way and had no desire to keep going.

Watched

I didn’t watch much last week. I watched three or four episodes of The Golden Girls. As far as movies go, I ended up watching Ocean Waves, which was alright, but not as good as I was hoping for.

Life

I played far too much World of Warcraft last week. Honestly, beyond that I did pretty much nothing because almost all of my waking hours were spent playing the game.

What I Plan To Do This Week

Reading

I started Cress on the weekend. I am a little but further than quarter of the way through it and enjoying it quite a bit so far. My plan is to focus on finishing this one over this week.

 

 

 

Watching

I don’t have any plans to watch anything specific this week. I will likely watch more of The Golden Girls and hopefully get around to watching some things on the PVR so I can delete them.

Life

The boy starts soccer this week, so my week will be full of games. On top of that, hubby is away hiking, returning at the end of the week, just in time for my parents to arrive for a week long visit. So, I will be once again cleaning the house unnecessarily just to make the visitors happy and give the illusion of a perfect life and home. Of course, I will also be playing World of Warcraft.

Monday Progress Report

Reviews Posted Last Week:
The Empty Throne by Ru Emerson

What I did Last Week

Read

Another week has passed with very little reading done. I did get about one hundred pages read in The Battle For The Labyrinth, but that only puts me about half way through the book.

Watched

I didn’t watch much this week. I did get in the latest episode of My 600lb Life and I also watched the first episode of the new season of The Last Alaskans. For Family Movie Night we ended up watching Spirited Away. We’ve seen this movie a number of times but it’s one of those movies you can watch time and again, and it’s always a great experience.

Life

It was a semi-busy week. We spend a few days cleaning the house in preparation for the in-laws visiting this coming week. Other than that, my week my mostly spend playing World of Warcraft. I finally got to the point where I can raid and now I’m really loving it. I live to raid in games like this, so I’m finally in the zone.

What I Plan To Do This Week

Reading

No real reading plans this week. Will see how much reading I get done.

Watching

I’ll be heading to the city midweek to see Your Name in the theater. I’m super excited to see this movie since it looks so good. Outside of that, I’m not sure what I will be watching this week.

Life

Well, the in-laws are coming up to visit at some point this week, so I don’t really have any plans. Hopefully the visit will go quickly and smoothly. I will also be putting in a day of travel and shopping midweek, which will in turn play into seeing Your Name. This trip is well timed as it happens during the in-law visit.

Monday Progress Report

Reviews Posted Last Week:
None

What I did Last Week

Read

I didn’t read anything in full last week. I did start two books but didn’t get very far in them. I am less than fifty pages into Through Stone And Sea, and honestly, I’m very bored already. This one will be hard to finish. I also started The Battle of The Labyrinth, but only made it about fifty or so pages in, but so far I’m enjoying it.

Watched

I watched the entire second season of The Last Alaskans, which was short but good. I also watched a few episodes of My 600lb Life. For Family Movie Night we ended up watching Daredevil. I honestly don’t remember that movie being so long and boring.

Life

Life was crazy last week The first half was spent cooking and making dog food, a supply which should last several months. The second half of the week I ended up getting a nasty cold. This is turn led me to play far too many hours of World of Warcraft, but I enjoyed the game and have made a ton of progress.

What I Plan To Do This Week

Reading

I’ll be working through the rest of The Battle of The Labyrinth this week. I should get it done in a day or two if I can find reading time, and if this cold ends, I just can’t read when I’m sick.

After that, I’ll probably be working my way through Saga. I started the first volume last week, and nearly finished it, but never did. It’s really good and I’m looking forward to finishing it.

 

Watching

Not too sure what I’ll be watching this week.

Life

The house needs a good cleaning because the in-laws are coming up soon, so I’ll be doing that. Otherwise, I have no real plans.

Monday Progress Report

Reviews Posted Last Week:
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

What I did Last Week

Read

I did a decent amount of reading last week, managing to get through three books, though they were all fairly short. First up I read Warcraft: Legends Volume 1. While I enjoyed this, I did find a couple of issues with it. I’ll be posting a full review of this book soon.

 

 

Next up Warcraft: Legends Volume 2. Much like the first volume, I enjoyed this book but again found a couple of issues with it.  I’ll be posting a full review of this book soon.

 

 

 

Lastly, I read Murder In Minor Key. While I liked this one, I have to say it was one of my least favorite Murder, She Wrote novels so far. Like the previous novels, I highly doubt I will post a review of this one.

 

 

 

Watched

I didn’t watch much last week. I finally finished the third season of The Golden Girls. For Family Movie Night we ended up watching Wonder Woman, the 2009 animated movie, and we all enjoyed it. Outside of that, I pretty much ignored the TV.

Life

I honestly didn’t do much last week. I did some writing, but not a ton. I am ahead on my word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo, though I have failed at keeping my word count updated on the site. I did some baking but not too much. I also got sucked into World of Warcraft again. I’ve been wanting to play it for a while now, especially since Legion came out, and I finally broke down and did that, but now it’s eating up a lot of my time playing catch up since I hadn’t played it for four years. Other than that, I spend a bunch of time outside, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

What I Plan To Do This Week

Reading

I just started reading Through Stone And Sea. I only got a few pages into this one, but I’m hoping to get it done this week. However, if it’s like the previous book in the series, it may be a bit of a slog to get through.

 

 

I also plan on reading Saga this week. I just got these books and I’m dying to read them. I think reading these in between chapters of Through Stone And Sea is my best bet. I may or may not read all seven volumes of Saga this week.

 

Watching

No real plans for TV or movies this week. I will probably watch stuff based upon my mood or what I happen to find on on a particular day.

Life

I really need to get back to the house purge, so the plan is to get one room done this week. I also need to take a bunch of stuff to donate from the previous round of purging that I did a month or so ago. Writing will also be a priority, because I would like to reach my word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo early and at the rate I’m going, that will happen. The weather should remain nice this week, so I will have a chance to clean up the yard and maybe even work a bit in the garden to start prepping it for planting next months.

March 2017 Wrap-Up

With April here, it’s time to take a moment to look back at all the things I accomplished in March. Firstly, I can’t believe it is April already. This year is just flying by. Though I only read five books, I had a very productive month.

So what did I read in March?

  • The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • Illidan by William King
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
  • Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry

For the most part, I enjoyed everything that I read. Though I think my favorite was a tie between Buffalo Girls and Scarlet. On top of reading, I did a crap ton of writing during the month of March, churning out 75,000 words in three weeks. I definitely think that having a spot set up specifically to do my writing at has been a major factor in getting so much writing done in such a short period of time. I also did a bunch of baking, mostly dog treats and a few things for us as well, but it certainly wasn’t an overly busy baking month – which I’m kind of grateful for because sometimes I just need a break from it.

As far as watching things during the month, I got through the entire second season of The Golden Girls and part of the way through the third season. I also caught up on Heartland, which I had fallen behind on by several episodes. I also watched My 600lb Life and River Monsters. Movie wise I ended up watching Green Lantern, Moana (probably about 20 times throughout the month, The Day After Tomorrow, Best In Show, and Jumper.

Overall, I have to say that the month of March was pretty good. The icing on the cake has certainly been the gorgeous weather we’ve been getting, which is definitely strange because normally March is still very much winter up here. Looks like we are finally getting spring on time this year.

Monday Progress Report

Reviews Posted Last Week:
War Crimes by Christie Golden

What I did Last Week

Read

I actually managed to read two books last week, which was pretty awesome. First up, I read Violet Grenade. This was a very different book that I got sucked into right at the beginning and didn’t want to put it down. I enjoyed it and will be posting a full review closer to it’s publication date at the beginning of May.

 

 

Next, I ended up reading Buffalo Girls. This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while now and I’m so glad that I did. The story was a bit slow at first but definitely picked up later on. I really enjoyed this one and now it’s got me wanting to consume all things western. I’ll be posting a full review of this book in June.

 

Watched

This was another week where I didn’t watch much. I got almost all of the third season of The Golden Girls done, but I think there are two episodes left. I did watch My 600lb Life and River Monsters as well. For Family Movie Night we ended up watching Annie Oakley. I’ve seen this one several times and always enjoy it. Hubby liked this one but the boy wasn’t overly interested.

Life

A lot of baking happened last week. I had some dog treat orders to fill, which kept me pretty busy. Then I tried to plan out what I was doing for Camp NaNoWriMo, but n the end, I just sat around and did very little. On Saturday, I finally started to write again, after two weeks off (I did write a few words on Friday but nothing to be proud of) and while it started out slow, by the end of the night I had over 5000 words, which was a really nice start.

What I Plan To Do This Week

Reading

I don’t have any solid reading plans for this week. I may or may not read, it all depends on how much time I devote to writing and how badly I want to pick up a book.

Watching

I will finish the third season of The Golden Girls, which should be easy considering there is only two episodes left to watch. Outside of that, I don’t know what I will watch. I might try to clear a few more things off of the PVR or watch something new.

Life

Writing will probably consume most of my time this week. I like to get a head of work count when starting Camp NaNoWriMo, that way if I have to take a day off for some reason, I don’t fall behind on words.

Monday Progress Report

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

What I did Last Week

Read

I finished reading Scarlet. I found it slow to start with, but it did pick up in the second half. Though the last hundred pages or so were what really made me love this book. I’ll be posting a full review of this book soon.

 

 

 

Watched

I didn’t watch all that much last week. I did get in several episodes of The Golden Girls, but still have a few to go before I finish up season three. I also caught up on the last couple episodes of Heartland. For Family Movie Night we ended up watching Jumper, which was okay. I did watch a lot of World of Warcraft streaming on Twitch as well.

Life

My week was epicly lazy. Like, I seriously did nothing. I barely wrote anything, mostly because my previous projects rough draft is done and I wanted to take a bit of a break before Camp NaNoWriMo starts in April. Other than that, I just sat around not wanting to do anything.

What I Plan To Do This Week

Reading

I have two books on the go right now. I started American Gods on the weekend, and honestly, I don’t know how I feel about this one. It’s so weird and I’m really not sure if I will keep going with it or now. I’m about a third of the way through this one.

 

 

The second book is Violet Grenade. I got an ARC of this one and decided I better get to reading it since it’s out in about a month. I’ve only just started this one, but I’m really intrigued by it. I’ll admit that I went into this one blind, ignoring the synopsis, and while I don’t know exactly what it is about yet, I am enjoying it and looking forward to finishing it this week.

 

Watching

I have no idea what I will be watching this week. Some episodes of The Golden Girls will likely happen, but outside of that I don’t know.

Life

I should probably try to do any necessary prep work before Camp NaNoWriMo starts on Saturday. The biggest thing is to decide what I will be writing, and then do a bit of planning from there. Outside of that, I have no real plans this week. I may continue to be a lazy ass or I might find my motivation and get shit done, only time will tell.