Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan was a 4* book for me.

The blurb from says ...
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

I really liked so much of this book. I will say I kinda wished that the 2 Will Graysons had more time of interaction in the book but I understand why they didn't. My favorite character was probably the first WG that we meet, he just seemed most likeable to me. WG 2 isn't like anyone I really know so I had a bit of a hard time seeing where he was coming from. (Though he does sort of redeem himself in my eyes.)

I don't know that it is a book I will ever re-read but I did enjoy it quite a bit.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Check-In

Well how about an update on my yearly goals?  
1. Read 50 Books (I have already started my tab up top to keep track of my books.)I am currently reading # 35 for the year and I have started doing book reviews here on my lovely little blog.

2. Run in 3 racesI'm all registered for 2. The marathon relay at the end of April and a color run 5K on June 2nd. I'm also planning on the zoo run run again (sept 23rd) and a hot chocolate 5K with some friends in November.

3. Start (and stick with) another method of exercise besides running. Maybe yoga?
Well I'm running and doing my sit up and plank challenge. I have also added in a push up challenge. I haven't run in a week though because of my stupid strep throat and cold.

4. Organize my life, and our home better.

5. Make 2 new recipes a month.
This month I made a freaking amazing chocolate cake to celebrate a few birthdays. I found the recipe on The Country Cook.  I also made Panera's Mac & Cheese recipe. It was really good. not quite the same, i tasted too much four but I didn't have any hot sauce so I'm thinking that would have covered up the flour taste. I also made a Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole that J LOVED. Next time I'm going to use noodles instead of rice as I think I will like that better.

6. Be a better friend.
I actually haven't done too well with that this month. I'm in a bit of a funk. I need to snap out of it.

7. Be a better wife and mom.

8. Be happier.

9. Finally re-do our bathroom.

10. Take a vacation with J. Just J.

11. Learn more about photography.
I took a photography class I had a groupon for and I really enjoyed learning a bit more about my camera. I still have a long way to go though.
12. Work harder (in all aspects of life).

13. Work at starting this business I have had in my head for too long.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Obsessed...

I think by now you might be starting to realize how book obsessed I am so here are 2 things to push you over that edge to know I am totally book obsessed.

1. I participate (almost daily) on a board that discusses books. All about books, pretty much anything to do with them. I have gotten a million good recommendations from the women on this board and I am forever grateful for it.

2. One of the awesome women on this board is hosting an incredible book giveaway (that I would LOVE to win, obvi) You should totally check out her blog, Imperfection is the New Pink. (Um, can I just say how much I love her tagline? Mother, Reader, Cupcake Eater. Those are 3 awesome things in my mind!) 

Here is a link to her awesome giveaway. If you go check it out you will see that she has met all these amazing authors. Can we say Jealous???

Go check out her blog you won't regret it!