soulswallo: (Books-SK-Bad Moon Rising)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 10:39 pm
Hey! Yesterday's posting didn't screw up. I'm so happy about this. I have excitement! Since that worked so well, I'm going to stick with DW for a while. Yay!

On an entirely unrelated note, I'm going to have to start looking for a new job again. Or, not start. I'm going to have to find a new job. Like, yesterday. No, I haven't been fired. I'm only working part time right now and I'm sadly broke. Sadly, sadly, sadly without money. So, either I keep the job I'm currently working at (which I like) and get a second job on top of it or I find something full time. Period. Going full time would help a lot because then I wouldn't be paying my own medical. That's a killer. A kill-eh. If I didn't have that stupid bill I would still be broke just not as badly.

You know, I don't think I've ever been broke. I don't like it.

Anyway. I have some books...
Book #301 - Born of Ice (The League #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - I liked the book but it definitely wasn't up to the other books in the series.
Book #302 - To Touch a Sheikh (Pride of Zohayd #3) by Olivia Gates - Honestly, I accidentally requested this one at Netgalley. It's totally not my type of book. But I get auto approved for any Harlequin requests I make and it approved the darn thing before I realized what I'd done. That said, it was a pretty hot book. And not just because it takes place in the desert.
Teaser Tuesday - Umm... I've already read all three of these books and reviewed two of them. I kinda rock!

I'm done now.
For serious.
soulswallo: (DW-Books-Arm yourself!)
Thursday, July 14th, 2011 11:59 am
I'm alone in the office today, tomorrow and Saturday. It's not a huge deal or anything except that I start going stir crazy with no one else to talk to after a while and end up glomming onto the poor souls who venture in here with questions. Yes, in a totally creepy and stalkeresque sort of way. It's always awesome when people back away from you with a scared look in their eyes.

Anyway. I have some bookish stuff to put up. I didn't have my templates done up for two of the books I read this morning (what? I have a lot of free time on my hands.) so those reviews are only up at Goodreads at the moment. I'm not sure if I'm going to post them on my book blog, to be honest, since they're both for short stories. On the other hand, one has Zombies in it and you know how I like my Zombies.
Book #279 - Zola's Pride (Southern Arcana #2.5) by Moira Rogers - Yet another well-written short story set in teh Southern Arcana universe. I love everything Moira Rogers puts out but the SA series is one of my favorites.
Book #280 - A Girl's Guide to Falling in Love with a Zombie (Girl's Guide #1) by Richard Denney - A highly amusing short story about a living girl who can't let her high school crush go after he gets zombiefied.
Book #281 - Graham by Brenna Lyons - This story was a little too short for what it was trying to do. There was too much info on the alien customs that we never got to really absorb before the gratuitous sexing began.

I'm meeting [ profile] malkovich03 for dinner tonight before heading over to the book signing. The book signing that I'm not going to freak out at. I promise.

I think I've covered all the basics. Back to staring at the walls and reading.
Wish me steampunky monsters and a cold cider!
soulswallo: (Lost-Sawyer- F!)
Friday, July 8th, 2011 09:51 pm
I was offline pretty much all day yesterday. It's a not-so-long, slightly-convoluted story and you're about to hear all about it. I'll follow up that story with the one about how I got unintentionally felt up in a bar and now have nightmares about chairs and people sitting on me. You can thank me later.

To start things off, we've been having intermittent internet problems at work. Randomly, our internet will die, come back and die again. We've had people out to look at it, we've replaced out router and modems but it hasn't really helped. On Thursday, we lost all internet access completely in the morning and it didn't come back before I left for the day. Talk about a long ass, boring as hell day. I had no Twitter, no Goodreads, no anything. It was AWFUL!

Anyway. I had mentioned to [ profile] malkovich03 last week that I wanted to try to get together for dinner one day soon. We didn't make any hard and fast plans, it was more a "ooh, that sounds fun". Lacey text messaged me Thursday morning asking if I wanted to try for that evening. Since I had nothing better to do (woe, I was internet-less!), I said yes. I might have sent a chastising text message to Lacey reminding her that if we had planned ahead I would have brought a change of clothes and not had to wear my work clothes. She might have said that she'd be wearing her work clothes, too. I might have responded that she has the naughty banker look working for her whereas I just come across as a disheveled office worker. There was laughter at that point.

Onward. After Lacey's long-ass closing crap she does at her bank (it involved bickering and noises of disgust between two of her coworkers) we finally made our way to find a place to eat. We ended up at a little wine bar, sat at the actual bar, drank some wine, ate some snacky things, Lace saw one of her friends. At some point, a drunk chick and her handsy manwhore came in and ended up standing next to me. He kept edging her backwards toward me until SHE WAS SITTING WITH ME ON MY CHAIR. Dude. Really. Then he was groping her and I had the unfortunate displeasure of getting roped into the group grope because SHE WAS SITTING WITH ME ON MY FUCKING CHAIR. Lacey looked at me at one point and said that I looked like I was involved in an unwanted threesome. *face palm*

I really should have said something but I was a little afraid to look over at them. I was sure he was going to suck her face inside out and I'd be standing next to a bloody faced corpse. For the record, that didn't happen.

Lacey, however, got to tell all about the guy standing behind her surrounded by three drunk women. He was telling them about his trip to Africa and how wildebeests OR WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WERE ran in packs of 100 - 3 males and 97 females - and all the male wildebeests did was fuck all day. I CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP! How much game does this guy have that he's telling these drunk chicks about fucking wildebeests - literally fucking - and they're hanging on every word? There was also talk about how he hadn't had a blowjob in 10 years and when he was married he only had sex on birthdays and anniversaries. *face.fucking.palm*

You know what? I still had a good time. Because I got to hang out with my BFF and drink wine. Sweet!

Okay. I have book stuff to talk about.
Book #269 - Between the Land and the Seas (Marina's Tales #1) by Derrolyn Anderson - A nicely written, YA book with MERMAIDS!
Book #270 - The Mistress' House by Leigh Michaels - A series of three interconnected novellas revolving around a house in London.
Book #271 - Now You See Me (Poison Apple) by Jane B. Mason & Sarah Hines-Stephens - I'll admit that this was Hailey's book. I totally nabbed it for a light read.
Book #272 - Born of Fire (The League #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - LOVED this one. I adore sexy sci-fi and Sherrilyn Kenyon so this is a no-brainer.

I'm off. I have to work tomorrow and I'm praying to all the old gods that my internet is working. PRAYING!
soulswallo: (Stock-Look up and see the wonders)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 03:55 pm
I'm at work and I have a headache. I also have the air conditioning set to "ridiculously cold". Part of me thinks that I should turn it down a bit (or is that up? You know, if I want it less cold?) just to warm up my fingers but then I think about how hot my room will be when I get home and I figure I'd best enjoy it while it lasts.

So, ridiculously cold it is.

Speaking of work, since I rarely see people on Saturdays I tend to dress a little less professionally than I normally do. In my defense, Saturday and Friday are both our casual days so it's not a huge deal. Today I'm wearing a black and gray miniskirt with a purple and black shirt, purple striped socks and knee-high boots. I'm totally rocking this look!

Anyway. I have a bunch of bookish stuff to babble about.
Book #261 - The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters (Secret McQueen #0.5) by Sierra Dean - Warning: Panty-melting kiss ahead! Seriously, that kiss was phenomenal. Especially since I didn't see it coming.
Book #262 - A Taste of Magic (Magic #1) by Tracy Madison - Cute without being too cute. I liked it.
Book #263 - Giving Chase (Chase Brothers #1) by Lauren Dane - Oh, Lauren Dane writes some sexy men. Lovely. Absolutely lovely.
Book #264 - Lord Demon's Delight (Dunmore Demons #1) by Gia Dawn - I ended up liking this one a lot more than I thought I would. Mostly because of the family relationships and how they were portrayed.

I have another hour-ish of work. I want to get a good portion of my current book read before I head home to the furnace of my house. I can do it.
soulswallo: (FF-Inara-Kaylee-Lean)
Friday, June 24th, 2011 09:48 pm
I had to work today. I don't normally work on Fridays but the boss lady took the day off and I needed the money so I stepped up. It was sooooooo.slooooooow. Excruciatingly slow. The type of slow that people make up metaphors with. I rented my only vacant apartment in the morning and then spent 2+ hours without any human contact. Slow. Slow, slow, slow.

Yeah, I got a lot of reading done. That's always a good thing. And then I realize that I've read a ridiculous amount of books already this year and it's almost starting to embarrass me. Almost.

So. Books. Because I had a lot of time on my hands today.
Book #251 - Friendly Fire by Megan Hart - Sexy. Very, very sexy. I liked it.
Book #252 - Unlocked (Turner #1.5) by Courtney Milan - And this one made me cry. Lovely, sweet and sad. Not in that order.
Book #253 - The Seven Year Witch (That Old Black Magic #2) by Jodi Redford - Loved this one. Loved it. Fast paced, dark, gorgeous worldbuilding and characters that made me swoon. Oh, and it was hot, hot, hot.

I'm going to go spend time with the beastling. We're back to watching Firefly. Excellent.
soulswallo: (FF-Big Damn Heroes)
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 09:49 pm
Today was a nonstop day of people coming into the office to inquire about apartments without actually committing to renting one. It was annoying simply because I think I repeated the same thing about 50 times and have nothing to show for it. Also? It totally cut into my reading time. Isn't that awful?

I don't know if I've actually mentioned this here or just on Twitter but my mom has decided that we're going to start a home cake pop business. We had an order of 30 Cat in the Hat hats that we got yesterday for delivery today. Those were hard. My mom and I spent a couple of hours last night trying to figure out how to make them look like hats and then how to decorate them to look like the Cat's. Diff.i.cult. Allow me to show you in pictures...
Someone ask me what those poo-like things are in the backgrou... on Twitpic These are the Cat in the Hat cake pops we're making. The... on Twitpic

The first pic is my darling boy with the uncoated cake columns in the background. They totally look like poop. Naturally, that means that I had millions of jokes about them. The second pic has the completed hats in the foreground and the half-dipped hats in the background. They turned out so so so so much better than I thought they would. I was impressed with the end product.

So, yeah. Cake pops.

Anyway. Books. I got 'em.
Book #240 - Embraced by Blood (Sweetblood #2) by Laurie London - Vampires! Lovely, lovely vampires! I really like the mythology of this series. It's fun and just different enough to feel fresh.
Book #241 - Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell #1) by Jenn Bennett - This was an incredibly fun book. It just worked for me.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday (06/17/11) - The TBR pile, favorite genres and one sexy man with a bunch of sexy tattoos.

Okay. I'm off to go watch a few eps of Firefly.
soulswallo: (TW-Gwen-Tough day)
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 12:52 pm
I made the mistake last night of picking up Enclave by Ann Aguirre thinking that I'd read a few chapters before going to bed. Holy smokes, I couldn't put it down. I read it over the course of a couple of hours because I literally couldn't drag myself away from it. It was just... whoa. Like, broken cities and zombie-like creatures WHOA! I loved it. LOVED IT!

If you all recall, I had a book signing on Tuesday. One which I went to on my own since my partner in crime is out of town. It was weirdly fun. I walked a good mile, mile and a half to a coffee shop in the grotesque heat. This left me with a blister on my foot and a sweaty shirt. However, I scored a Godiva chocolate rasperry drink out of it so it was totally worth it. I then headed to the bar/restaurant next to the bookstore for something to eat since it was still hot out and it was way too early to be hanging out like a creepy person waiting for the author to show up. I drank a ginormous cider and ate some fries. That was my dinner. I'm not saying this is what happened, but I might have been a little tipsy by the time I made my way to the bookstore. Don't worry, I had totally sobered up by the time I got my books signed.

I'm not a big fan of standing in line, so I hung out reading while I waited. I ended up being the last person to meet her and I got to tell her how much I loved the covers of her books and just chat for a few minutes. It was very fun. The only downside to these events are the stupid questions people sometimes ask. I swear one girl went on and on about how she had just picked up Fallen and Torment (books 1 & 2) and she could hardly believe that Lauren Kate was going to be here for the release of book 3 and how it must have been her lucky day or something when she found out because, you know, she had just read those first 2 books on a whim. *facepalm* Dude. No. Just, no.

Anyway. I have some book stuff. Amazingly, they're reviews on teh two books I'm gushing about above.
Book #238 - Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre - This is just one of those utterly brilliant dystopian novels that drags you in and holds you down until you're breathing the same air the characters are. Gorgeous, gorgeous book.
Book #239 - Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate - The way this book was written it could have really fallen flat, but it worked. It ended up adding so much depth to the characters it's amazing.

I have one more review to write and then I get to dive into a new book or two.

Randomly, there were two accidents on the way to work this morning and it took me TWO HOURS to get here. It was awful. Terrible. No good. I told my boss lady that the only thing that would have made that commute worth it was if Disneyland was at the end of the trip. As much as I like my job, it's defintely not Disneyland.

So, there you have it!
soulswallo: (Psych-quote-the best nutshelling)
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 01:52 pm
I am journaling from work today because I have nothing better to do. Except read. But I've already been doing that most of the day and I needed a break. Yes, my life is very hard. Yes, I'm well aware of it. Yes, I promise to never complain about being paid to read at work.

I was holding out hope that [ profile] malkovich03 would be back in town for tonight's book signing, but that's a negative. She's in Arizona, therefore I'm booking it alone tonight. Besides the fact that I'll miss her witty and sarcastic comments about everything and her inability to sit still for any legnth of time, I'm not bummed out. I mean, I am, but I'm not. Does that even make sense? No. But that's the way it is. I'll attempt to be sociable on my own. *cue dramatic music* I'm really inept when it comes to talking to people I don't know, btw. Really inept. It still amazes me that I work in a job that requires me to interact with people AND that I'm fairly good at it. You'd think I'd freeze up and start drooling and batting at invisible flying things but no. I can actually act pretty decently in a semi-professional setting. It's all the other settings that get me.

Anyway. I've got a few bookish things to post about:
Book #236 - The Naked Truth (The Confederacy Treaty #1) by Lilly Cain - Sexy sci-fi is so delicious. I really, really liked this one.
Book #237 - Fresh Blood by Jennifer Colgan - Sexy vampires and the women who feed them. With a hint of BDSM and a little blood play, this is one author that I keep enjoying every time I run across her books.
Teaser Tuesday (06/14/11) - Vampries and more vampires. I'm almost done with the 2nd book, too. I'm rocking it this week!

Oh, yay! I've killed another half hour with this post. Soon I'll head out to Menlo Park where I shall drink large quantities of coffee and read a book. Which is exactly what I did this morning, I'll have you know.

Okay. I'm done now.
soulswallo: (Stock-bubble)
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 01:25 pm
I haven't seen my boss lady in a week. Since she's sick sick sick I'm glad she's not here infecting me with her cooties but at the same time, there's only so much I can do on my own. It's cool, though. I mean, the day's nearly over. Another hour to go and then I head home.

Randomly, I was planning on doing the journal thing last night I when I looked up at the clock it was 10:30 or something ridiculous like that. So I didn't. Because, you know, I'm lazy and it was late. Ish. Late-ish.

Yeah. So. Books.
Book #228 - Two Weddings (and One Near Funeral) (Southern Arcana #3.5) by Moira Rogers - I just love this series to pieces!
Book #229 - Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar #1) by Colleen Coble - Not my cup of tea. Really. I drank no tea while reading this book.
Book #230 - Kisri (...and the Beast #2) by Moira Rogers - This is one series that gives you the most fabulous happily-ever-afters.

There you have it. I'm totally ready to go home now. Totally.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 09:50 pm
Holy Hannah! The next time I get it in my head to bitch about how slow it is at work I want someone to remind me of today. Okay? Because today was busy. Busy, busy, busy. My boss has been was sick yesterday and today, which left me alone in the office. Not a big deal, really, except that I opened up our after hours check drop (which no one had been in since Saturday when I cleaned it out) and I had an avalanche of checks vomit out at me. I was like O.O and then I picked up the checks, put them in a nice little pile and attempted to forget about them. At least until the boss lady called a little later and asked me to post them to the accounts. Whoa. I'm just not used to working that hard, guys. I mean, I had to multitask and everything.

I'm scared. Hold me.

Anyway. I still managed to read a book. Of course.
Book #227 - Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley - This was a freebie from Amazon that I downloaded before work this morning. I read it quickly but I had some issues with it. Just a few, though.
More free ebooks ... Moira Rogers, Laurie London and Julie Kagawa - A few free novellas that have popped up on my fun meter recently.

Cole and I are watching the first Predator. Or at least I am. Cole looks like he's passed out on the bed. Nice. Anyway. Predator!FTW!

I'm done now.
soulswallo: (FF-Big Damn Heroes)
Friday, May 27th, 2011 08:47 pm
Holy Hannah! I made it through and entire Monday thru Friday work week. It was touch and go for a while there but I had [ profile] malkovich03 do some virtual hand holding today on Twitter and coax me thru the rough patches.

You know, I used to work ridiculous amounts of hours every week. Every day of every week. Now I can't even work a measly 5 days in a row at 6 hours per day. It's like my brain got broken or something. Or it's like ... my brain got... no, I already said that.

Anyway. I was going to recreate the Twitter conversations I engaged in today but that seems like waaaay too much work so... yeah. Not happening. However, I did tweet a picture of my red and black hair (complete with hot pink scalp) to Mal this morning...
Red and black, babies. red and black.

As a random aside, I wore really cute red plaid shoes to work today. Totally impractical with four inch heels but they fucking rocked!

Okay. Books.
Book #212 - Graveminder by Melissa Marr - I couldn't put this book down. It has this gorgeous creepy, slow-build feel to it that was so very, very captivating.
Book #213 - Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3) by Melissa Marr - Look! I'm having a Melissa Marr-a-thon. That's because I'm going to meet her next Friday. Book signings are so fun. Especially when I get to hang with Mal and be catty. This book? Awesome. Loved it. But then, I do tend to love those wicked, wicked Fae.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday - The best part about this post is my totally fictional account of what the poor model guy had to deal with during his nuded up photoshoot. Ha! I make myself laugh.

I have [ profile] malkovich03, [ profile] jenah and [ profile] kimbrchick coming over tomorrow and I've pretty much done everything I was planning on doing tonight. This includes cleaning, vacuuming and getting some of the food made. AWESOME!

Okay. Now I'm done.
soulswallo: (DW-Rose-Look to the side to see it!)
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 10:03 pm
Dudes. Day two of my Monday-Friday work week and I'm like this: O.o Now, it's not like my boss lady and I talk incessantly to one another or anything normally but it is nice to have someone else in the office to bounce ideas off of. This week? It's just me. ME. And I'm nearly at the point of talking to myself on day 2. What am I going to be like by the end of the week?

O.o O.O o.O


I even brought a flash drive with all my WIP stories on it but my computer won't recognize the drive so that did NOTHING for me. Arrgh. And I had a fucking epiphany this morning on the way to work. I rewrote a big chunk of my Epic Werewolf Masterpiece #1 in my head (which is probably much more distracting than talking on a cell phone, btw) and I couldn't get it down anywhere. I mean, I guess I could have handwritten it but... well, now I just feel silly for not thinking of that earlier.


I went grocery shopping with Cole after my after-work nap and I'm fully ready for the ladies coming over this weekend. There's going to be a whole Mexican food thing going on. I don't think I can screw up this menu too badly so I'm feeling pretty good right now. I have a hair appointment tomorrow. I'm totally ready for my epic hot pink scalp, btw. Because it always turns epically hot pink after I get it done. Yeah.

Okay. Books.
Book #208 - Tumbler by Brand Gamblin - A fun, fun sci-fi book. I haven't read a non-romance sci-fi in a while and this one was the perfect re-introduction to that genre.
Book #209 - Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane - Good GAWD! Lauren Dane can write some fabulous characters. I am seriously so enamoured of this book right now. I just have so many things I enjoyed with it.
Book #210 - Save My Soul (Preternaturals #2) by Zoe Winters - Another really captivating book. This time I got a sexy incubus and a 50 year old curse. Love!
Teaser Tuesday - Fae, incubi and the Goddess-blessed. I find it amusing that of those 3 books I've already finished and reviewed two of them. :)

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (Stock-photo-Just walk away)
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 10:27 pm
This weekend wasn't long enough. I'm used to working on Saturdays (more or less) but I'm also used to having both Sunday and Monday off. This week, due to my boss being on vacation, I'm working Monday thru Friday. That means I had one measly day this weekend to get my lazy on. *sigh* Isn't that just the saddest thing you've ever heard?

It almost makes me want to cry. Not really.

Yeah. So I did all my grocery shopping, planned out what I'm making for next Saturday's Epic Weekend with the Friends, went to Cole's football game and did laundry. My life is so glamorous sometimes it hurts. Physically. Like a sharp shooting pain in my lower back.

Right, I have this book thing I like to do...
Book #206 - Sleepy Hollow Dreams by Taryn Kincaid - So I asked Twitter for some dirty book recommendations last night and author Taryn Kincaid tweeted me back this one. It was just the right amount of naughty for what I had in mind. Thank you, Taryn Kincaid!
Book #207 - A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole - Vampires and Werewolves make for a hot combination. Also, I totally love the world created here. It's just... whoa.

I guess I should do that thing where I'm like a responsible adult and go to bed at a normal-ish time so that I can go to work tomorrow. Or something.
soulswallo: (DW-Ten/Rose-Ahhh!)
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 09:03 pm
Umm... today's dinner conversation was wholly inappropriate and involved me using my faux-Austrian accent to turn formerly wholesome Arnold Schwarzenegger movie lines into naughty one-liners.
"It's not a tumor! It's an erection!" (Alternately... it's a boner!)
It wasn't pretty. But it was pretty funny.

Btw, I watched the season finale of Castle and it was pretty awesome.
That's all I'm going to say about that.

In the realm of stuff that doesn't involve TV or bad imitations of formerly funny movies, I'm going to be working alone all next week. My boss lady is going on vacation so I'm holding down the fort. I expect to do lots of reading. No fooling.

Okay. Onto things of a bookish variety.
Book #199 - Ascension (Shadow & Light Trilogy #1) by Felicity Heaton - A whole lot of fun with a sexy, uber-powerful demon. Lovely.
Book #200 - The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julia Kagawa - Holy Hannah! I loved this one. I had my doubts at the beginning but the book slayed me.
Book #201 - Winter's Passage (Iron Fey #1.5) by Julie Kagawa - And since I loved book 1 so much I jumped right into the the follow-up novella. Loved it!
Teaser Tuesday - Fae and Vampires! I've pretty much finished both of these books already. Awesome.

I have read TWO HUNDRED books this year. That's a lot of books.

Okay. I'm done.
soulswallo: (SotD-Zombies are Love-big)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 09:44 pm
Hailey got it in her head the other day that she wanted to watch The Walking Dead. We only have the last episode left and she's all into it. I have great hopes that she'll survive whatever the forthcoming Zombie Apocalypse throws at us. Yeah, the Zombie Apocalypse. She's going to have some mad survival skills. She'll be bashing those Zombies in the head and destroying their brains before anyone else realizes that the walking dead have risen.

I am so proud to be able to write that.

In slightly less apocalyptic news, I worked hard today. I think this is the first day I've done this since I started. It was interesting. Especially when you factor in that I still managed to get half a book read at work. I kinda rock, guys. It's true.

And since I'm already talking about books, here's my itty bitty recap for today:
Teaser Tuesday - Angel Assassins, Weather Wardens and Ordinary Wizards!

And that pretty much sums up the day.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Friday, May 6th, 2011 08:46 am
My dog keeps twitching her nose at me which is cracking me up beyond all belief. It shouldn't because she does it all the time, but it's totally hitting my funny bone today.

I'm kinda at a loss on what to do today. I cleaned the house on Wednesday (and by "house" I don't mean house at all. I mean my bedroom and bathroom.) and did all those stupid little things that I've been meaning to get to for ages. Now what? I'm just... adrift.

On the work front, I've been renting apartments like mad. I think I've rented six in the past week. That's a lot. All of a sudden we have a ton of people giving notice and I don't think I like it. It's far too much work for a delicate flower like myself. *blink blink*

I shipped Cole off to school today. He missed nearly the entire week with his stomach ailments. I'm just thrilled to have the house to myself again. Of course, having nothing to do to fill my alone time puts a bit of a damper on this but whatever. I'm cool with it.

And last but not least, a meager book post.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday (05/16/11) - I talk about how my underwear has skulls on it, that I was possibly a pirate in a former life, a few favorite books, some favorite characters and post a pic of a hot, tattooed man. Lovely.

That, my darlings, is all today. Maybe I'll go plant some flowers before it gets too hot out.
soulswallo: (Books-SK-Bad Moon Rising)
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 09:16 pm
Today, I think I saw 10 people in my office. TEN. It was phenomenally slow. So I finished two books and worked my way to about the halfway point of another. I wrote up 3 reviews. I answered the phone.

Which means that it was pretty much a normal Saturday for me.

Cole's home. I haven't seen him since he barricaded himself in his room as soon as his dad dropped him off to play whatever video game has caught his attention this week. I'm so tired right now, though, that it's probably a good thing. I'd be saying nonsensical things to him if we were trying to carry on a conversation.

Which, for some reason, reminds me that I'm all caught up on The Vampire Diaries. Good golly, that show's been amazing lately. Although I could have done without the whole Mia Kirshner thing. Her acting was so stilted. Especially when she was paired up onscreen with Nina Dobrev who has such an amazing range. Poor Mia. I don't remember her being as wooden in Wolf Lake. Does anybody remember that show. Paul Wesley was in it also. Although he went by a different name. He can't fool me, though. I know it was him.

Okay. Things of a bookish variety.
Book #161 - Lucas (Black Cougar #1) by Eliza Gayle - Well, this one started out strong and then it died on me.
Book #162 - Serenity's Dream (The Sapphire Club #1) by Brita Addams - and... no. A little character development would have been nice.
Book #163 - No Rest for the Wicca by Toni LoTempio - Finally one where I didn't end up confused by either the characters or the ending. I was getting worried there for a while.

Well. I'm pretty tired. I think I'll finish watching Fringe and then go to bed.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Saturday, April 9th, 2011 09:53 pm
It was a spectacularly uneventful day at work. I read. I wrote up a review. I read some more. A few people came in. Not many. I came home. I had pizza at my sister's house.

As much as I complain about how slow work is, I actually really, really enjoy what I'm doing. First off, I get to read a lot, which is always cool. But more than that, I do have stuff I do during the day. It's just easy stuff that I whip through and then I get to work on how to make the office run more efficiently. Needless to say, I like this job far more than my last one. FAR MORE. Like, whoa.

Did I mention how I get to read at work? Beautiful.

Tomorrow I'm dragging [ profile] malkovich03 out to Menlo Park for a book signing. I'm going to be seeing Kelley Armstrong who wrote the completely fabulous Women of the Otherworld series and the YA Darkest Powers trilogy. Her newest book is coming out on Tuesday and it's a new trilogy set in the Darkest Powers universe, which is itself set in her Otherworld universe. Confused yet? Don't be. Anyway. I adore her writing and I'm super, super excited to get to meet her and get my oodles of books signed.

Since I'm already talking about books...
Book #143 - Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4) by Nalini Singh - I freaking love this series. And this book is my favorite so far.
In My Mailbox (04/10/11) - Free books, anyone? I picked up many this week.

I'm two reviews behind. Again. It's like I catch up and immediately fall behind. Ahh, the perils of reading all day while working.

Okay. The beastly boy wants to watch Terminator Salvation. I can't deny myself the lovely Sam Worthington. He's purty.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 09:30 pm
You know, for being the beginning of the month, when I'd expect to be swamped at work with people paying their rent, it's been pretty damn slow. The good news is that I get to read a lot. The better news is that I get paid for it. The bad news is that it makes my days CRAWL. Whatever. Did you read that part about how I get paid to do a whole lot of nothing? I am AWESOME!

But I did read and get caught up on my reviews. Yay, me!
Book #136 - The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens - I kinda, sorta loved the lazy feel the author was able to impart with this book. It totally worked for me.
Book #137 - Beowulf and Roxie (Wulf's Den #1) by Marisa Chenery - Umm, yeah. This was nowhere near the awesomeness of the last book.
Teaser Tuesday (04/05/11) - Highlanders, Ghosts and sexpot-stripper-wannabe-serial killers. Hahahaha. I love writing that last one.

I have things to do now. Like cart Cole off to bed and chat with people on Twitter. Or just talk to myself on Twitter. Whatever. I'll take what I can get.

Actually, I'm going to crack open the epic werewolf masterpiece and get back to editing it. I have a plan! Yay!
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 10:51 pm
I'm forcing myself to journal today because I like seeing all the days on my little calendar lit up at the end of the month. So, even though I have very little to say (because OMG! work was slow today!), here I am. Yay!

I thought that today, being the first Saturday of the month, would be busy. Boy, was I wrong. Slow slow slow slow slow. I read. I organized. I ate. You know, that's pretty much my normal Saturday so I don't know why I'm surprised. Maybe because I expected people to be in and out all day paying rent and stuff. Alas, no.

Anyway. I might have read a book or two. Okay, fine. I only read one. And I haven't even written the review for that one yet. This is yesterday's book that I was a slacker on and didn't write up until the afternoon. You know, it's like I never get caught up.
Book #131 - Embrace the Night Eternal (Envy Chronicles #2) by Joss Ware - I think this book is my favorite in the series so far. That might be because I read them out of order, though.
On My Wishlist (week 27) - The Sexy Men of Sci-Fi Edition.
In My Mailbox (04/03/11) - This is my Sunday post which I always end up putting up on Saturday night. I could change it so that it becomes the Saturday post but where's the fun in that?

Not terribly exciting, but there you have it.