So it’s been a long week.
Like I said earlier in the week, I’ve started dancing again. I think by next Friday I’ll have both my splits back. It may take months to get my centre split back, though. And my legs? Gosh I was shaking after two developes and foutee pirouettes? forget it. There’s a sprung wooden floor at my community college fitness lab, that’s where I’m dancing. And of course I cover my pointe shoes with suade, so they’re not scuffing the floor. Yay! so much better than dancing at the YMCA.
I’m pretty much at a standstill for Thunder, my latest book, and have been listening to the music that inspired it for the whole week. It’s like, I know what happens next, but I’m waiting for Naomi and Brian to tell me exactly what happens. That way I’ll get it right :-) So now I have Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore and The Little Beggarman stuck in my head.
While I’m talking music, can I just say that The High Kings are absolutely A-MA-ZING? omg. I get shivers every time I hear them. They’re Irish-Celtic-Rock-ish. Dead serious! And you wanna see some INCREDIBLE Irish tap? Dance at the crossroads. Fantastique.
My latest craft-ish project is a special item that will be given away with the book it came from. Have your heard of Birthmarked? Probably not since it’s an April release. However my review for it will be up next week I hope. So you’ll find out about that special item then :) (those of you who are in Henry Holt In Group and got the book…… do you know what it is? leave a comment and guess!)
I’ve also started to stop (does that make sense??) biting and picking at my nails. I found a pair of cotton gloves at a music store (used for hand-bells :D) and am applying a ridiculous amount of lotion to my fingers. I have like a gazillion bottles of lotion from B&BW that I’ve accumulated through the years. I figure by the time I’ve used it all I’ll have broken the habit.
However it’s very hard to stop something you’ve been doing since you were six. So please pray for me! I need it. :-)
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This week in books:
This week on the reading list (No idea if I’ll get through all these or not… but we’ll see :D)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Zan-Gah—a prehistoric adventure
Sing me to Sleep
Sons of Thunder
the received goods:
Received For Review:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (FSB)
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy (FSB)
Sing Me to Sleep ARC (yay I’m the first one to get a book from International Book Tours) **omg I'm so excited for this one!!**
The Postmistress ARC (Borrow my book tour from Bloody Bad)
Web of Secrets
Quilted Devotions (Martingale &Co.)
I’m so excited about Sing Me to Sleep!!!
traded, swapped, bought, won, etc.
The Trouble with Tulip (this one was recommended to me by my bestest friend ever: Lanelle over at Sinking Up.)
Possessed (ARC) from Tina at Fantastic Book Reviews!
Countess of Scandal (not remembering where I won this… but I won it from somewhere…)
At the Queen’s Summons (goodwill!)
Aran’s Celtics (a knitting book :D from goodwill)
The first official law enforcement cookbook (yes, I bought a cookbook at goodwill. But really with a title like that I just had to have it, at least so I could say that I did! also from goodwill.)
The Alchemist (from Random Buzz)
I love this vest from the Celtic knitting book: I love cables and bobbles and stuff and was like “AAAHH! must have that.” which translates to “must make that.”
look at all that patterning! beautiful.
So what’s up for your week?