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Friday, May 04, 2012

Star Wars, Wil Wheaton, Kittens

Source: via Misty on Pinterest

  • Nice review of Divergent here. This was probably my favorite book of last year and the sequel came out this week! Yay! (I found it at Walmart but decided to wait for the library instead.)
  • This is such a great blog post by Wil Wheaton on why Google+ sucks. Stop trying to MAKE us use your products, Google! I'm the world's biggest fan of gmail, and blogger, and google reader, but I hate the way Picasa is now, and have exactly zero desire to use G+.
  • Yesterday the Pirate walked home from school with his best friend. This would not be worth noting, except that I didn't know he was planning to do that and I was waiting for him on the other side of the school in my car. Fortunately, the friend's mom was cool with it and called to say that my kid was at her house. (They live two houses from school. I am jealous.)
  • I was informed this morning that if I could find a babysitter for tonight that we could go out to dinner.  Then he promptly called candidate number one and asked for a different favor. This only leaves me two options, cross your fingers for me. (ETA: As I was finishing up this post the school called to say the Pirate was sick and needed to go home. Guess no babysitter for me.)
  • My baby brother's birthday was this week. That means MY birthday is less than six weeks away! (Fun fact: One year our cat had kittens on his birthday. They were exactly six weeks old and ready to give away on mine.)
  • I wish someone would give me a kitten for my birthday.
What I Read This Week, and other Bookish Thoughts:
  • Once again I find myself with more books than time. (Don't we all.) Occasionally it happens that there are quite a few very compelling books in my stack, more so than usual. Sadly, what usually happens next is that I freeze up out of indecision and read nothing.
  • I finished up Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3) by J.R. Ward. This was easily my favorite of the first three. I was thinking I'd review them in sets of three.
  • Then I ran through Fair Game (Alpha And Omega) by Patricia Briggs in pretty much one sitting. I didn't intend to, but as I was stopping for the night the Pirate got up with a nightmare and I had to stay up with him, and then lie in his bed reading while he went back to sleep. By that point I was close to finishing, so I did. It was probably my least favorite of both the Alpha and Omegas and the Mercy Thompsons. It was still good.
  • I started First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh. I don't think I'd read any Balogh. I've read two chapters, there are a LOT of characters with no explantion of who is who.
  • The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home I'm not sure what I expect from this one, but it was there so I grabbed it. I've only read the intro.


  1. Too bad about missing that dinner. Don't you hate that? If he never asked you you would have been better off. Well, you can always have dinner some other night. Sick kids can't be helped. Hope he feels better, btw.

  2. UGH I need to read Divergent. I HAVE it. Just haven't READ it, yet. (Will do this weekend, since I am sick of missing out knowing what people are talking about. )

    As for Google+ -- I just.. It's too much and too complicated and not enough people are on it so it's just pointless at this point in time. I don't like it, either.

  3. Another kitten?! Really? Sometimes I really miss Maggie but then...

    Are you on the new blogger yet? I HATE it. Though I do like Picasa. But I don't use Picasa online, just the desktop version. But agreed--stop trying to rule the world Google!!

  4. Have you managed to get your hands on Insurgent yet?? I'm waiting to put it on hold at my library because I don't want to rush reading it. So maybe I'll wait a few months for when all of the hoopla dies down :) Were you completely freaked out when the Pirate didn't come to you right after school??? I would have been! My oldest had running club the other day for the first time and I had completely forgotten about it. I couldn't figure out why he wasn't home and then it just clicked. I NEED to be more organized :)


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