Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to Work & Bookathon

Monday!! Okay, I'm not usually a Monday person but this one saw the kids back to school after their holidays. A break is nice and likewise so is getting back to routine. And back to business for me creating and selling on Etsy. This morning I'm painting an order and packing up another to go out. I have Valentine's Day supplies at the ready - always one holiday ahead (at least) is part of this deal. And also some cottage style supplies to make things for my LolliShop.

Still figuring out the new schedule for baby Oliver who is 3 weeks old. Cranky baby was just cranky for the day so he's back to being a happy little guy. I managed to eat breakfast by 10:00 a.m. today and he's quietly snoring in his swing at the moment. Maybe tomorrow I can beat that time and actually get dressed too :o/

So stop yammering on and what is this Bookathon you speak of, is that what you're thinking. While browsing through the Etsy forums last night I came across a thread by PoshMommaStore who has decided to read 100 books by December 31, 2009 and she was looking for reading buddies. No re-reading books and at least 25 of the 100 to be non-fiction. A resolution that's actually fun! Sign me up. Anyone else interested? Her blog post is here Resolution Amendment: Bookathon

I've always been a big reader but 2008 was a busy one for us with a little stress and reading sort of fell by the wayside for me so I figure this is a great way to get back into it. Guess I'm a sucker for deadlines and accountability-and I'll get to use the heck out of my brand new library card. I'm currently reading an impulse buy paperback from the grocery store; She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.

A gadget called "100 Books" has been added to the right at the very bottom of this blog under the playlist to keep track.


  1. I am not sure I could read 25 non fiction books even in a year. lol I know I can read 200 fiction books easy. Good luck with the goal!!

  2. Yay for the Bookathon! :-D I just had a thought. I read a book by Wally Lamb a couple of years ago and now I cannot even think about what it was called. Anyhoo, welcome aboard!

  3. Wow good luck on ur reading. Wish I could sit still long enough for that!

  4. Thanks guys! I think it will be a lot of reading before bed (unless there's a Top Chef, Project Runway, or Real Housewives to watch lol) The hard part will be not re-reading some favorites, but maybe I can sneak them in between books.

  5. I read that book a while back. That book was really good from what I remember. I can't remember a whole lot of it, but I do recall not wanting to put it down in parts:) Happy Reading!