Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (91)

Well, it's Monday!

How are you faring at the beginning of this week?  Are you starting a new book of finishing one up?

Well, it's been one of those weekends around here.  And it started on Thursday, okay more like Wednesday night.  My husband took Wednesday off work to try to get some cleaning up of mud for building of our deck.  Thursday was school picnic day so we were at the amusement park until close. :) That was fun I have to say.  But I took Friday off work as well to play catch up as I knew I would be exhausted from walking on that cement all day and riding rides.  But, I ended up helping my husband work on the deck!  Yep, he had me laboring!  Then, Saturday as a few friends came over to help him I did the yard work since we where behind with him working on the deck.  Sunday I did find I had a little time to read and get online some in the evening, after I visited with my father and did the grocery store thing.  It was a full weekend for sure!

I'm really hoping to get loads of stuff going!  And reading too!

Currently Reading:
   Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas ~ I just started this one last night and only 25 pages in.

Books I Finished:
   Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre
   Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Reviews Posted this Past Week:  (click title to jump over to read review)
   Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre

Reviews to Work on this Week:
   Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Things to Look Forward to This Week:
   An Author Interview with a giveaway.  Of two books!
   Splash into Summer giveaway hop!
      Yes! TWO giveaways coming up this week.  One BIG week here at My World!  I hope you stop back by to join in. :)

I DID write a Flash Fiction Friday last week! :) If you would like to stop over and read it, please click here. I do hope you enjoy if you read.

As for my WANT list...well, I have an excuse as I wasn't on line as much as I would normally be.  Just remember that! lol.  I've added 6 books to the want list.

Books Received:
This one was on the sale rack and I'm curious about mythology.  I'm hoping to learn just a little bit. :) We shall see.
Goodreads Synopsis:
An A-Z Guide to the Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

* A comprehensive reference to the extraordinary tales and legends of the ancient world's most fascinating and beguiling mythologies.
* An authoritative A to Z of the mythical figures of two continents, with copious cross-references.
* Over 1,000 alphabetical entries describing the central mythical figures of each culture and their importance to the ancient civilizations of their day.
* Beautifully illustrated with over 1,000 images spanning fifteen centures of fine art, from the ancient world to the present day, including specially commissioned artworks.
* Superb pictorial spreads on the mythical themes and symbols central to each culture.
* Lively and informed narrative by two expert authorities in their fields
* Timeless in scope and appeal, a classic and enduring reference work

I'm still on the book buying hiatus! Well, at least I'm trying to be on a book buying hiatus.  It's kind of not working so well.  Okay so this week coming I've kind of blown the buying hiatus thing.  If only Borders and everyone would stop making it so hard for me! ;D

So, I have a few plans this week... the giveaways and to try to get some reading in.

How are you looking so far this week?  Does it look like a good reading week for you?

Here's to wishing you all the best in words and pages.


  1. How are you liking Immortalis Carpe Noctem?
    I was wondering because it's in my tbr pile. :)


  2. Wow, Chicky Poo! You certainly were busy! I'm glad you found some time to read!

    I want that Mythology book! It looks awesome and I'd love to hear all about it! Post some interesting tidbits when you can?

    What amusement park did you go to? I live in the boonies so the nearest park is 5-6 hours away :( We still go to Cedar Pointe every summer (well, we missed last summer) but that's a bit further away.
    Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Did you do any scary rides?

    How soon til that deck is done? Soon, I hope!

    Okay, nuff questions for now :o] Hugs my friend!


  3. Sheesh! You have exhausted me just talking about what you did! I love those mythology books. Usually gives just enough synopsis that is so interesting.

  4. Darkangel_1988 - Hi! Thank you for stopping by. I'm not far into Carpe Noctem yet, but it is easy to read and quick I just haven't fallen into the world and characters completely yet. But, not bad.

    Kristi The Book Faery - Hi hon! Oh, I love questions! :) I'll have to see about sharing some small pieces of the Mythology book. I really didn't even think about sharing from it, but that is a cool idea. :) We went to Kennywood, in Pittsburgh, PA. But I went to Cedar Point years ago and remember really enjoying it. :) I'm more of a rollar coaster girl myself. So I went on all the rollar coasters and they added a new one this year that goes 0 to 50 in a few seconds. And it cork screws and drops like straight down. :) It was fun though. lol. And the deck... well its been two weekends of work so far. I'm hoping my husband can find a few helpers this weekend (even though holiday) to finish it off. But it seems to take so long to get it to go together. And it is big. It's two tiered first deck out the back door is 36 feet long and 16 feet out. The second tier has stairs coming up through it but it will be a total of 36 feet long and 12 feet out (including steps). Yeah, I had to go big. :) But, it will be here forever and we don't have to redo it later. lol. Thank you for asking! I probably told you more than you were wanting to know.

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Yeah! I was exhausted! lol. Saturday I ended up sneaking a nap in but I couldn't believe it. I was hoping to get some relaxing in. Maybe this weekend for Memorial Day I can get some quality reading time in.

  5. My, you were busy! I feel like a slacker this past week - didn't even finish not one book :(

  6. That mythology book looks great. I have Edith Hamilton's book & Bulfinch's mythology, but there is something about having images accompany the info to make it that much more interesting. Hope you enjoy! I <3 mythology :-)

    I've making an unprecedented attempt at 6 books at one time. Not sure how that will work, but we'll see...

  7. Oh, I love the sound of your deck, it's going to be gorgeous!
    We did the same, our deck is actually a second story deck because we have a walk-out basement. I always wanted a 'wrap around deck/porch' and that's what I got (partially). Underneath is a large patio. It worked out perfectly! If you can, go for what you really want or you'll always feel disappointed.

    I love roller coasters! There's nothing like that feeling of weightlessness just as you're starting down the big hill or your butt's not touching the seat, LOL! I like the twirly ones, too. The big scary ones that make my hubby hurl! I haven't been able to go on any rides since I've been sick but soon, I hope!

    Sounds like everything's going great and even though your weekend was busy, it was productive and fun!
    I couldn't wish more for you!



  8. Well you have had a busy week. I've just started reading the latest Kathy Reichs and am not impressed so far.

  9. Ohhh I do love mythology so have fun with that book

  10. Stephanie D - Oh no worries on reading one book. :) I don't always get through a book a week, but I seem to be on a streak with the books I've read lately, so I don't want to stop lol. And the work, well, it's just all got to get done some how and some time. :)

    Jackie - Oh, I've seemed to be atracted to the mythology books lately. I just hope to get to reading some of them some time. :) And the prices on the sale racks, just can't pass them up! lol And 6 books! Wow! I don't think I could juggle that many books at once. Good luck to you!

    Kristi The Book Faery - Oh sounds like you have a wonderful deck as well! That was what we were going to do if we built in our original spot, deck over the cement slab as it would be a second story one. But things happen. lol. Yes the roller coasters are always fun when you feel like you are flying! :) Hopefully you get better soon so you can go on som roller coasters. :) And thank you! Hugs!

    Petty Witter - Kathy Reichs... I have to look that author up. Sorry you're not all that impressed so far. Maybe it will pick up or another book will be better. :) Have a great week.

    Blodeuedd - :) Thank yoU! Have a great week!


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