Monday, September 20, 2010

Unintended Hiatus

Wow. I haven't logged onto Blogger for about two or three weeks. School started and life immediately disappeared. I'm slowly getting a decent schedule, three weeks in, and shall hopefully be back into updating this very soon. I'm glad to have that schedule fixed now; it will make updating much much easier.

Along with lack of updating, I haven't been able to do much non-school related reading. Which is just awful because I bought a bunch of books with my excess aid that I've been really wanting to read. And now they're just sitting there.... 

I'm working this week on getting caught up in some classes and ahead in others. Hopefully by next week, I'll be ahead in all of my classes (or at least the ones where getting ahead is a possibility). Once I reach this goal, doing fun things -- like reading, knitting and blogging -- will be more possible.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Craftie Allie is OPEN!

Click the picture to go check out the beanies I currently have for sale. I"m already in the process of making/designing other things but I wanted to get some custom orders completed first.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I was going to buy Mockingjay tomorrow after I got my excess aid. I went by the education department's library at my university today and look what was there, ready to be check me! (I love being the first person to check out a book!)

...I'm a lot more excited that I appear, promise. Murray was trying to get my attention.

SO! I'm off to go read now! SO EXCITED! I've been avoiding book blogs because of this book, haha.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

The Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read

  1. Pride and Prejudice :: Or really, classics in general. I love reading but I have such a hard time getting through this book and others like it. I'm under the impression I will have to audio book these classic novels someday, just so I can check them off my list.
  2. 1984 :: I've started this numerous times, I've just never been able to get into it. One day....
  3. The Hobbit + Lord of the Rings :: Again, these are books that I would consider a Must Read for anyone who loves literature. 
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :: I've read the first chapter. It's amazing, or so I've been told, but I don't see it. 
  5. The Vampire Chronicles :: These are books I've heard about for my entire life. I've read other work by Anne Rice and was able to get through it, but these books are just too difficult. Actually, it isn't the books that are difficult. Louis is difficult and I refuse to read the rest without reading the first. I'm currently working my way through Interview With a Vampire. Very slooowly.
  6. Anything by Mark Twain :: I don't know how I've gone twenty-three years without encountering a novel, but I've somehow succeeded. Everyone else I know had to read at least something for school, but I somehow missed out on it.
  7. The Fountainhead :: I include this only because I've been wanting to read a Ayn Rand book for a while now and just never had the chance. I found this one for $.50 at Goodwill once and bought it. Maybe one day I can knock this one of this list.
  8. The Jungle Book :: I feel like this was something I should have read years ago. For someone who loves literature as much as I do, I've really missed out on a lot of things....
  9. Memoirs of a Geisha :: I've owned this one for years. It just keeps getting moved from shelf to shelf as I move from place to place without ever being picked up.
  10. Jane Eyre :: I've talked to a lot of people who do not necessarily enjoy "classics" but love this book. Maybe I should give it a shot instead of trying to jump headfirst into the classical genre.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Murray Monday

I've decided to make Mondays Murray Mondays, which will feature pictures of my baby and any information I would like to write about him. For the first entry, you get to see his sleepy side.

Today, we took a trip about 1.5 hours away to visit with my mother. She wanted to see her new granddog, plus had some things to get me and I needed to get tags for my car. So I packed up a towel, two or three toys/things for him to chew on, food and water and off we went!

Until I got on the interstate, he was incredibly annoying. I've driven with him before and he's always been rather well behaved. Today, not so much. At least while we were in town. As soon as we hit the interstate, he fell asleep on my leg and I eventually moved him to the passenger seat where he slept the rest of the trip away.

Mom fell in love with him immediately, as did everyone else who was working in her office today. He's just too lovely for a person to not completely fall head over heels. 

My mother and I grabbed lunch and ate in her office and, once our meal was completed, he fell asleep in her arms. And then he slept the rest of the way home. And then he slept all day in the house. Puppy enjoys sleeping. A lot.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: August 20 - 23, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question comes from Libraryscatbooks!

How many blogs do you follow?

On blogger, I follow 32 blogs. On LiveJournal, I follow over 40 blogs (plus probably about as many communities). On Tumblr, I follow over 90 blogs. I don't read every blog every day. In fact, I've been having issues with LiveJournal for a while now and probably have a week's worth of entries to read. I read the blogs when I have a chance. 

I enjoy blogging, though I'm not very good at it, and I enjoy being part of a community of people (on various host sites) that also enjoy it. And I'm always looking for more book blogs to help inspire me to make this one better. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quick Life Update

I set up a weekly schedule in regards to updating this blog, hoping to get in some form of a habit. I had planned on starting it this week but I have a little distraction....

Meet Bill Murray, though we just call him Murray. He's a purebred pug that we were able to get for free! He's nine weeks and two days old, so he's demanding a lot of my time currently. We're busy house training, crate training and leash/collar training. He's taking his 50th nap for the day, so I'm hoping I'll be able to start my new schedule either today or tomorrow, though I may just wait until next week. Depends on how things go tomorrow. Today wasn't so bad, though Murray is not a fan of all of the rain we're currently receiving.