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Cabin Fever

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The cemetery disappeared in fog all day yesterday and I’ve been nursing a severe case of cabin fever the last couple of days. I had the day off Wednesday of work and I kind of just wondered around the shops in town. Most of the time I can handle being couped up in the house but after several months of it my brain just cannot handle much more. It happens every year. It’s just part of life living in Michigan I suppose. (Or anywhere with heavy winters.)

I’ve been slowly working my way through the first book in the Wheel of Time series, The Eye of the World. I’m enjoying it but my brain isn’t letting me read it for any extended period of time with it’s current state of cabin fever eating the fun out of everything. My husband even bought me this great new reading lamp for V-Day and I can only sit still for an hour.

Next week is something to look forward to. Not only is it meeting time for book club, I’ll also finally be seeing Ignited Moth and getting to exchange Christmas presents and celebrate her birthday. (She’s old.)

What do you do when cabin fever hits you?

 

 

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C&M’s Book Blogging Confessions

I am unapologetically stealing Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek’s idea to confess his blogging sins. That boy is quite the sinner and we’re both unashamed assholes, so who better to inspire listing all the reasons why I’m kind of a prick?

  1. I swear a lot. Although now that I’m thinking about it, I think I might not swear enough on the blog. IRL I could challenge sailors to a profanity duel.

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2. Also like Drew, I don’t blog every day because….

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3. I trash books I hate and I don’t feel bad about that. Not one shred of guilt here.

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4. I think some of the publishing companies that give away ARCs on Netgalley have stupid rules. But I may not even match that rule, I’m just paranoid that I do and it’s holding me back from a book I really wanted.

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4. Sometimes I pad posts with memes and/or gifs because me brain no worky right first thing the start of day.

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5. This is my most guilty confession: if you mostly review romance novels, I do not follow you back. There is no way I’m ever going to read that review or have a single thing to say about it, so why pretend?

 

I can’t say that I feel cleansed now. I think I’m snuggling with all my sins because I’m completely okay with them. 

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Coffee, Books, Life.

Mmmm, coffee. I’m pretty sure it makes the world go round. I’m not a tea fan. I’ve tried a couple different kinds and it mostly reminds me of hot dirt water. Green tea may be the exception, but I’ve only had it iced from Panera. To be fair, I think black coffee tastes like dirt water too. Mine is filled with creamer and sugar and that’s the way it will remain.

I haven’t baked a thing yet this year. While I was feeling bad about that, I realized that I will be baking my proverbial balls off in the next couple of months. First, I’m throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law. I’ve never thrown a baby shower, I don’t even like babies. I have room for like, 5 children in my life and when these twins are born, they’ll occupy the last 2 spots. Second, birthday season at work is approaching. It’s three months straight of birthdays and I’m pretty much always picked to make the desserts. So, I guess I’ll be making up for that soon.

I’m currently absorbed in and loving, The Crimson Campaign. I read the first book in the trilogy YEARS ago and just neglected to continue because as I’ve said before, I have series ADD. I received another approval via Netgalley and I still have to squeeze in that children’s book before my free month of Kindle Unlimited is up. I need more spare time!

Add to that, should my coworker fail to be able to go, I’ll be going on a business trip for work at the end of February. My spring suddenly became so busy.

Anywho, I was just having a morning of coffee and contemplation. What do you think about while waking up with a cup of joe or hot dirt water?

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Err Day I’m Killin’ It.

It’s half way through the first month of 2018 and I’ve been killing it in the reading department. (That’s why there have been less sassy un-book-related posts.) It helps that it’s unbearably frigid outside so I try not to leave the house other than to go to work or take the dogs out to go to the bathroom.

I was immediately accepted to read a book I had requested on Netgalley (The King of Bones and Ashes) and now check daily to see if I’m lucky enough to get accepted for some big releases for this year that I’ve requested. (Iron Gold, Burn Bright and Scourged) Currently, I limit my requests due to paranoia that they’ll all get accepted at the same time. Controlling myself is hard. The excitement I felt after getting accepted for one book is addicting. I’m a fiend for that next thrill.

I was also asked by a Goodreads friend to read and rate/review their book. I said yes before I really looked into the book and it’s a children’s story. Not really my department but it’s free on Kindle Unlimited so I’ll keep my word and squeeze it in before my month is up.

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How has 2018 been treating you thus far?

Currently Reading Tag

Well hell, I’ll fit in one more blog post before the end of the year. The lovely Mischenko tagged me in this fun little questionnaire, and if you have not checked out her blog yet, you should. I mean it’s called Read Rant Rock & Roll., why wouldn’t you follow her??

How many books do you usually read at one?

At maximum, two. Most of the time I only read one but sometimes I’ll have a physical book and then a Kindle book going at the same time. Anymore than that and one book isn’t getting finished for a very long time.

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C&M 2018 Evolution

I’ve been considering a few things about the blog for a couple of months now and I will be putting them into action in 2018.

First – I will be changing my book review format for a more professional approach. That’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time and just never got around to it.

Second – I joined Netgalley. I’m hoping to get approved for some pretty awesome books but since I currently am at zero reviews and feedback on the site, I may have to start with some not so awesome or at least requested less ARCs. It will be an adventure nonetheless.

Third – I joined Instagram with the intent of it being a Bookstagram at least 90% of the time. I can’t promise that the animals won’t make an appearance here and there as they are freaking adorable. I’m still not entirely sure what I’m doing on that website yet but you can follow me (and I’ll follow you in return) anyway: C&M Bookstagram

I’m really excited for these new ventures in blogging and social media and hope to really grow this blog in 2018. (Quickly approaching 350 followers as it is. You guys are amazing!)

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The Christmas Tag!

I freaking LOVE Christmas. I LOVE giving people presents. Ignited Moth posted this tag and I’m totally doing it too.

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1.) What is your favorite Christmas film?

Home Alone, Home Alone 2, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

2.) Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Real. We were going to buy a new fake one but turns out, decent ones are pretty expensive. So this year it will be real and next year we’ll invest in a new fake one.

3.) What is your favorite Christmas song?

Ooooo. I’m not actually a huge fan of Christmas songs. If I did have to pick though it would probably be Jingle Bell Rock.

4.) Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

Like a child, I still go to bed early and get up at like 6 am. My husband hates it but I run through the house with the dogs Christmas morning, banging on doors, waking people up to open presents. >:D

5.) Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

YES. One small present each.

6.) What tops your Christmas tree?

A lit up star.

8.) What is the best thing about Christmas for you?

Giving people presents and hopefully seeing an expression of joy on their faces when they open them.

9.) What is your favorite festive food or treat?

Hmmm. I really enjoy all the chocolate peppermint things that come out this time of year.

10.) What is top of your Christmas wish list this year?

Ignited Moth’s wish is also mine lmao.

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Everyone: Feel free to participate if you like! Free will and joy to the world and all that jazz!

Snuggle Pups

It’s been a very dark few days here, my husband’s grandmother is losing her battle with cancer, so the pups have been working overtime trying to cheer us up. They don’t normally snuggle, or hold still long enough for me to take a picture so this is a one in a million shot. Of course my phone decided to use flash when it usually never flashes and by the time I turned the flash off the moment was over lmao.

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Fur Covered Sofas = Home

Since we bought our house in June, we’ve been operating with a recliner in the living room and the entertainment center. That’s about it. I mean, it’s not like we had a ton of money when we decided to buy a house, then we had vehicles problems until we recently gave up and got a lease. So, half a million things were more important than a couch but, HOLY HELL IS IT AWESOME HAVING A FUCKING COUCH AGAIN.

Some serious coffee drinking, reading, blogging, and let’s be honest, napping are about to happen on this new gray beauty.

Dog approved. Which is good because we bought it with them in mind. Just like we bought the house with them in mind. I mean if reincarnation was real, I would want to come back as one of my dogs.

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Frost & Flurries

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If I’ve mentioned it once, I’ve mentioned it a thousand times. Michigan is always drunk when it comes to weather. We can have all four seasons in one day. This morning I woke up to the first full frost of the year. I have a feeling we’re in a for a nasty winter since last year’s was so week. (It rained and was cold the whole winter. It maybe snowed twice and neither time did it stay for longer than 24 hours.) My dad texts that they’re about to get hit with a snowstorm tonight, less than two days before we venture up to where I grew up in Northern Lower Michigan.

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I’ll make the trip up north, snowstorm or not because I haven’t been up there in over a year and a half. We deserve a mini-vacation. Plus, when winter does hit, I fully intend to become a hermit and never leave my house except for work and food. (It will probably be my busiest blog season yet! Cabin fever is real thing.) I look forward to an awesome Winter of Epic Fantasy once the snow descends.

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