Sunday, September 18, 2011

Suddenly Sunday + these are a few of my favorite things

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by Svea at The Muse in the Fog Book Review.

Have you ever been physically exhausted from being so mind numbingly bored?  That was me this week at work.  After an entire week of being without my computer where I control the universe handle all the needs of our assigned personnel, I got the computer back.  It worked for about 4 hours and then it pooped out again.  I spent the entire week trying to get the thing to work and then finally had to take it to the pros on Friday to get it some TLC.  Thankfully it is working now but that was an entire week of staring at the wall with nothing to do.  I think it must not have been my week technology wise.  My darling boy decided to slam the ceramic heart he made me last year down into the middle of the keyboard on my laptop, annihilating the R key which is making for very interesting times typing reviews until I can get it fixed.  I certainly have a way with computers!

Reviews posted this past week:
Coming up this week:
  • The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
  • Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
  • The Magician King by Lev Grossman
 And now for some randomness before I run off to do fun things like laundry and giving the cat a bath, in no particular order the Top 5 things I'm loving this week:

1. This blog which is completely devoted to period movies!  I have no idea why I haven't run across this before but classic movies and period movies are my faves and this blog is all kinds of awesome!  Someone posted about it on a Papebackswap forum and I am so glad they did!

2. This Guy who has hilariously reviewed Jean Auel's Earth's Children series and is now tackling Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books.  Best video reviews EVER.

3. This shop on Etsy.  Every time I start browsing Etsy I end up losing about 2 hours looking at all the gorgeous period gowns they have on there (and being extremely jealous of the talent people on there have-I can't sew to save my life!)

4. This drink from Starbucks.  I am a Starbucks addict. I lovingly refer to my morning cup of java as my anti-homicidal medicine. This is loaded with sugar and calories but it is magically delicious!

5.  This stamp.  First thought on seeing this stamp: "I so NEED this for work!"  Second thought: "Would I ever have the balls to use it?"  Third thought: "I don't care!  I want it anyway!"  Also as if that stamp wasn't enough to make me love Think Geek forever they have the best pizza cutter in the history of man.  I'm going to proudly fly my nerd flag here for a minute.  Yes I love Star Trek and have since middle school.  Captain Kirk would definitely approve of the purchase of this $30 pizza cutter even if my husband doesn't.

And now I am off to make Gilbert's fur luxurious and hopefully get some reading done at some point today.  Hope everyone has a happy Sunday!


  1. Happy Sunday, Holly. I'm looking forward to your reviews this week, especially the one for The Magician King.

    PS - I love that stamp, too. Starbucks Chai Lattes are my favourite drinks; they go perfect with a good book.

  2. I like what is coming up this week. All three of them.

  3. Love that stamp! Enjoy your reading week.