Sunday…er. Monday Funday! Week in Review

[Monday] Funday: Week in Review

Ooops. It’s Monday. Not Sunday. Oh well. I’ve been sick for the past few days, so I haven’t felt like doing ANYTHING. You might have noticed I haven’t posted anything on the blog since Wednesday. I know that isn’t that long, but I feel like my blog is a little lonely and sad. So I’m going to do my regular Sunday Funday post today instead! (I also forgot to do one last weekend, so I’ll have a few things from that in here)

September 22 – October 6, 2014

In the past two weeks, I’ve mostly been working, BUT I went to see Joshua James for the THIRD time. That was awesome. He’s incredible live, so I had a blast (it didn’t hurt that he remembered me and gave me a huge hug afterward). 🙂


I also went to a wedding, to see TMR for the second time, bought some new comics, and put up some pretty displays in the library where I work.

I am so sorry, but I forgot to announce on my blog (I announced it on Twitter) that Dana (from DanaSquare) won my giveaway! Yay! LINK UP

What have I read in the past two weeks?

I finished and reviewed Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

I read Volumes 15-20 of The Walking Dead comics (which means I’ve read all the volumes we currently have in our library system. Good thing I bought Volume 21 yesterday!!)

I also read The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer (which I’ll be reviewing on WatchPlayRead this week)

I listened to the audiobook of Panic by Lauren Oliver (read by Sarah Drew) – which I’ll be reviewing on the blog this week

I read an assortment of children’s books at work, but one of the ones I really enjoyed was Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum. I read this one for my library’s preschool story time and the kids (and I) thought it was adorable. It even inspired me to draw Kiki. 🙂


Books/comics I’ve added to my shelves:

I don’t believe I have bought any new books in the past two weeks (WHAT? I know, right?) but I checked out The One and Only Ivan from the library; it looks like a fun and easy read.

I bought several new comics yesterday though – like I mentioned earlier, I bought Volume 21 of The Walking Dead because we didn’t have it in our library system. I also bought Issues #129, 130, and 132. I need Issues #127, 128, and 131 so I can be completely caught up to the last issue. I’ll probably order those three online (unless one of you lovely people has it and would like to send it to me!! – I’ll pay!). I also got Issue #23 of Saga. I bought Issue #1 of Low (from Image) and Thor (who’s a girl now! From Marvel). I’m excited to start those and see if I like them. I haven’t read a whole lot from Marvel since starting comics, so hopefully I’ll be able to dive in with Thor.

Also, I thought I’d update everyone on my Goodreads reading challenge: I set my challenge in March to read 100 books this year. I didn’t really start updating Goodreads until then (when I started my blog), and I’ve currently read 118/100 books. Haha. Yay!! That doesn’t even count my single issue comics I’ve read (which has to be about 100 at least). I think I’ll set my goal higher next year!

So what about you guys? What’s been happening in your life in the last few weeks? What great books have you read or added to your TBR? Fill me in below!

Note-able: Joshua James

So I’m going to start another semi-regular post where I tell you guys about the music I’m listening to/new music I’ve found. Other than books, music is my other passion in life. I listen to music every single day, and I love going to live shows. I am sure that at least some of my followers like music as well, so maybe we can connect over yet another thing!

Tonight I’m going to see Joshua James live for the third time. You can tell he’s a passionate singer even if you’re just listening to his recorded music, but when you see him live, it’s incredible. He is absolutely amazing live. Electric. You can FEEL his emotion. He’s so passionate about his music and this definitely comes out on stage. It is very intense. Sometimes he’s so emotional that his voice cracks. It’s such a crazy contrast between how he acts offstage. On stage he is so intense and offstage he is so sweet and humble.

Here are two of my favorite songs by Joshua James, and you can find more on YouTube or his website. Enjoy!