For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Friday, March 7, 2014

Blogger ramblings…

I was busy all week with *real life* so there wasn’t any time for blogging or reading Sad smile

Kevin and I got a lot of yard work done but that has pretty much left me a scratched up, achy, allergy ridden lump.

We also took a little time for fun and saw The Lego Movie. It was really cute, with a nice message at the end.

I’m all caught up on both seasons of House of Cards. Holy cow! That show is intense. Everyone is so awful but I have to say – I have a soft spot for Claire, even if she’s basically the most evil person on the show. What an incredible character though! I remember watching Robin Wright as the sweet Kelly Capwell on Santa Barbara! & of course in The Princess Bride. This is a totally different role.

I watched The Descendants (with George Clooney). It’s a really slow, quiet kind of movie and I was bored at first but I ended up really liking it.

We bought this gorgeous bookcase. I didn’t need it – I had no room for it (I had to donate a piece of furniture to make room lol) but I’m in love. I literally just stand there staring at it several times a day. I still need to add and arrange more books but isn’t it pretty??

It’s on wheels so I could hire someone to wheel my next book selection over to me!

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20140306_090645-2Close up of my two favorite bookish gifts. The *flowers* are made from the pages of my favorite book (Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready) and the bookmark was a Christmas gift made by a friend. (sorry if you’re offended by the F-bomb bookmark – but it makes me laugh.)


Books!

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I received Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Haan from Amazon Vine for review. The Ring and the Crown from Disney Hyperion for review and bought Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop.

When I finally got a chance to sit down and read after 7 days, Figment was not amused. He hates being ignored and then proceeds to shake out his drool all over my books.

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Mom…mom…mom…                        What? was it wrong of me to slobber all over your book??          

I hope to be back with a few reviews next week but I’ll need to pick up my reading pace if that’s going to happen!

19 comments:

  1. Oh, poor you. But I'm sure your yard is all trimmed and pretty now :).

    I always love your Figment pics and captions!

    Oh, and - happy reading! (finally!).

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  2. well at least the yard looks pretty. I totally understand life getting in the way. Great books and love looking at figment :) Hope you feel better with the allergy season.

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  3. Don't you hate it when real life gets in the way of reading time? :)

    Love the bookcase and the bookish gifts so cool and I love that bookmark. LOL

    Also, I had a cat who didn't like me spending time reading. She would chew the edges of the pages. Love the cat pics, btw! :D

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I looooove your bookshelf! I want one of my own. I hope you know how much I love your WG roses!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. It wasn't even that expensive. I'll have to check who did it. She's on Etsy.

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  5. I love the shelf. I love the rustic feel of it.

    YAY for yard work.

    LOVE the paper roses.

    Yay! You liked the Descendants. I really liked the book and movie. Note: The book gets more into the mom and the affect she had on the girls and her husband.

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    1. The roses are from a place on easy. You can choose any book. It's such a special gift.

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  6. Ooh love the bookish gifts. How fun!! I've been pretty busy with real life stuff as well, so I know how it gets. I wish I had faster reading skills so I didn't always feel so behind. LOL

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    1. I read fast but I had no time. Sometimes I can read before bed but I was even too tired for that.

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  7. I love the Bookcase and awww poor Kitty just wants moms undivided attention. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the books received.

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  8. Haha I particularly liked this post, don't know exactly why but that's how it is ;)

    I'm in love with your bookshelf. I want one!! Just this week I was complaining I don't have a decent shelf OR space for a decent shelf lol Wa wa wa, don't know where else to put my precious books :(
    And remember that is my job! No hiring around...I'll be there next week -in my private jet- to fulfill my duty.

    The Descendants has that quality. I felt the exact same way, bored at first but could not for the life of me to stop watching it. It gets better and I like how it ends. A weird, compelling movie.

    You have To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before??! That books sounds great! Read it. Now!

    LOL the pictures and captions. Best part of the post.

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  9. I do love the bookcase. Where did you get it? And the flowers...VERY cool. Not offended at all by the plaque...in fact, I think I need that on a mug or t-shirt...or just a big sign. I can't wait till the snow melts and I can work on my garden again. I have plans to do more this year. Such a sweet kitty.

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  10. Aww!! Hi, Figment!! I love your bookcase, it's gorgeous!

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  11. I want that bookish f-bomb! Loving it :) great shelving as well, Karen! :)

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  12. Aw, yay! I'm glad you got your hands on MURDER OF CROWS, I can't wait for your review.

    I loved the Lego movie, too--it was super cute, and even better than I thought it was going to be. And wow, those book page rose are beautiful--I have made some myself, but they don't look as perfect as that.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  13. So stealing your bookshelf. I didn't know it had wheels! That's a new requirement know, bookshelf must have doors and wheels and be sturdy yes.

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