Monday. . .

My nightstand

My nightstand

Time: // 8:10 a.m. Monday

The scene: // my living room in front of my huge bay window. It’s nice and cool out. I wish it was colder. Plus, I feel a migraine coming on.

Eating and drinking: // oatmeal with brown sugar plus I have a cup of coffee

Giving away: // the kids’ Halloween candy. I took my kids along with some older kids from the neighbor trick-or-treating. These kids gave me a workout! I didn’t know it was possible to hit up so many houses in such a short time.  I’ve been slowly but surely giving away the kids’ candy when they’re not looking.

Reading: // Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. It’s a good read though I probably won’t finish it. It’s due back at the library tomorrow. I’m also reading Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America by Jason Fagone. I started this a few weeks ago and never finished it. Hopefully, I will this time around.

Realizing: // how hard it is to get back to blogging. I’ve been reading blog posts but writing them is another matter. It doesn’t matter that my reading has drastically slowed down.

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Looking forward to: // reading everyone’s posts for Non-fiction November! I learned about it this morning over at Kim’s blog. I’m hoping to participate and add some more non-fiction to my tbr list.

Wondering: // is anyone participating in NaNoWriMo? It seems like the blogisphere has been pretty quiet about this event. I know there are a few bloggers who join every year. Are you one of them?

So:// what have you been up to? What great books have you read? What good things have happened to you lately?


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19 Responses to Monday. . .

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Nice post. Nice and Newsy. 🙂

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
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  2. Leslie says:

    Thank you for the shout out to Nonfiction November!! I can’t tell you how much I relate to your “realizing.”

  3. yogikai4 says:

    Non fiction November sounds great! I’m doing nano but not at the pace I want hoping to catch up Saturday!

  4. I thought about trying NaNo this year – for about 30 seconds before I realized that would be completely insane with my current schedule! lol

    I recently finished Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White for the first time – I loved it.

  5. bookworm says:

    Pretty nightstand! I’ve slowly been giving away my kids Halloween candy too…lol.

  6. iliana says:

    Oh gosh I haven’t thought about NaNoWriMo in forever. I attempted it once and it think gave up after day 3 or 4! haha… Hadn’t heard about Nonfiction November but what a great idea. I wish I could join but hopefully next time around. Hope you are doing great!

  7. heidenkind says:

    I thought about doing NaNo, but I just couldn’t find the motivation this year. Lame excuse, I know.

  8. At least you are reading other people’s posts even if you are not writing yourself. I am having the hardest time getting back into the habit of reading blogs.

  9. Laurie C says:

    I’m reading a lot, and not writing much either! I was planning to participate in Nonfiction November, but I’m actually reading a nonfiction book right now, called “Mom, I’m Not a Kid Anymore: Navigating 25 Inevitable Conversations That Arrive Before You Know It” by Sue Sanders, about her parenting experiences with her pre-teen daughter. Even though my daughters are both grown, I’m really enjoying it!

  10. bybeebooks says:

    I’ve got a lot of fiction on the docket for November, but I am going to work in some nonfiction. I’ve already read the new Johnny Cash bio, and Touching the Void is beckoning.

  11. Gavin says:

    I’m curious about NonFiction November and will take a look at that link. I haven’t written a blog post in months! Have a great week…

  12. I bought Daring Greatly awhile ago, but I haven’t read it yet. What did you think of the part you got to finish?

  13. I just remembered Nonfiction November this morning, so I’ve got a catch-up post scheduled to go on Friday. Love it!

  14. Care says:

    Ooooo, I have not been paying attention, I see. I need to go read more about Nonfiction November! I am sure I can find something good so I can participate.

  15. I’m reading and hugely enjoying James Tiptree Jr! Oh how wonderful she is.

    I think for nonfiction November I’m going to try to write a proper post about Joan Wyndham. She published a couple of collections of her diaries, and I love those books so, so much, and nobody has heard of her. This situation will not stand. :p

  16. Trish says:

    Such pretty flowers!! And I keep hearing the same sentiments about blogging. Of course I share those feelings…though my blog reading has been fairly limited as well. As I told Allie from Literary Odyssey yesterday, baby steps and low pressure. 😉 Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you!

  17. I know what you mean about a slow down in blogging- I did have a little burst of posts, but sometimes life just gets in the way. NaNoWriMo is on my calendar for NEXT year! And I just spotted the Nonfiction November meme and hope to participate or at least enjoy reading everyone else’s thoughts! Have a great week!

  18. Kailana says:

    Yeah, it is too cold here. I can share. 🙂

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