A New Month, A New Monday

I hate Daylight Savings Time. This is not new information for anyone who knows me or follows me on any social media. I also hate campaign season. I do love my answering machine though. I just wish I could the ringer off on the phone. I can only hope that things will go back to semi-normal after tomorrow. And that’s all I’m going to say of a political nature. Y’all don’t care what I think–as you shouldn’t. Any intelligent adult should be able to look at the sides, arguments, debates, and have enough common sense to make their own decisions. I won’t tell you how to vote, y’all don’t tell me how, and we’ll all get along just fine.

Reading. I did some of the listening variety. I hit the top of the hold list at the library for the audio version of Jennifer Estep’s lastest release, KILL THE QUEEN. It’s fantasy of the nearly epic kind with a hint of romance. I enjoyed both a new-to-me author and new-to-me narrator. I’m also in the middle of a re-listen of Nalini Singh’s Archangel/Guildhunter series because her latest released last week. Once I get through with it, I’m looking forward to a re-listen of Ilona Andrew’s Hidden Legacy series, because the new release in that series comes out tomorrow. I’ve hit my 220 book challenge on Goodreads so I upped my total to 240. I’m pretty sure I’ll read/listen to at least 20 more books this year.

Writing: Yeah…It’s National Novel Writing Month. I am making some progress. Not steady. Not good, but progress. ‘Nuff said.

TV: I’m all over the cops stuff lately: “Live PD,” “Live PD Presents: PD Cam.” I do love me some Sticks Larkin from Tulsa PD Gang Unit. *happy feminine sigh of appreciation* I need to get back into watching the series/movies/etc. that are stacking up on my DVR.

Sports: Yeah…It was a split this weekend. After beating a ranked Texas LAST week, OSU couldn’t seal the deal over Baylor this week. OU managed to hang on to their game against Texas Tech.

Have I mentioned that I HATEHATEHATE with stabbyfork hate DST? It screws up my sleep, my eating times, and the ebb and flow of my energy.

OH! One other bit of interesting book news. I’d gotten an email that I’d won an ARC of a book that I was looking forward to reading once copies hit the library. I’d read the first book as part of a contest (which is why I’m not mentioning titles) and enjoyed it. So, the other day, I get a package from Tor/Macmillan and I’m thinking, wow, that was fast. Only it wasn’t the book I one, it was an ARC if “THE RUIN OF KINGS” by Jenn Lyons, who is not the Jennifer Lyon whose books I love, and who is a good friend. This book has a dragon on the cover–always a good sign–and is being touted as the epic fantasy of 2019. At 500+ pages, it will take me some time, as it’s in print. I have no clue how I got on their radar, but yippee! Free books. And I should read more fantasy. It used to be my genre of choice.

And that’s it for me. What interesting things are you reading, writing, watching, playing, doing?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to A New Month, A New Monday

  1. Preachin’ to the choir, lady. This whole time change thing is one of the great hoaxes perpetrated on mankind, if you ask me. You know, I follow Estep on FB, but I don’t think I’ve ever read her books, so I’m not sure how I followed her. :shrug: She only posts book stuff, so it’s all good.

    Live PD (and its family of shows – PD Cam, Police Patrol, Women on Patrol) is made of awesome, covered in awesomesauce, and rolled liberally in awesomesprinkles. But where the hell did Jeffersonville, IN go? I’m missing Denver Leverett and K9 Flex. They probably dropped out, like Tulsa. Damn them.

    I downloaded some new books, but I haven’t started reading anything yet. I’m pretty much watching Live PD, animals shows, home shows, and cooking shows. Oh, and The Durrells in Corfu on PBS. As for doing, I’m frying my eyes and my brain out on edits. The deadline was supposed to be today. I woke up with 125 pgs plus edit comments to do. I will make a valiant effort, but seeing how the most I’ve managed so far was yesterday’s 40 pages, I’m pretty screwed. And yesterday wrecked me, so I don’t expect great things today. Although, I have gotten 7 pages done this morning, so there’s hope.

    • Silver James says:

      Lawyer Guy watches the Durrells. I think. And I agree on all the awesomeness. I think they rotate and departments may have put a time limit on participation. I miss Tulsa too but luckily get my Sticks fix when he guest hosts and does PD Cam. 😆

      I enjoyed KILL THE QUEEN and there was resolution, with a few dangling threads that will twist things in future books so I’ll probably stick with the series. I should follow her so I get notice when new books come out. Not sure if I’ll check out her backlist or not. I have a bunch on my reading plate at the moment, and even more on my writing plate so I don’t need any additional reading crack. 🙄

      I’m ready for DST to go away. Maybe I’ll start bugging the government. Squeaky wheel and all that… 😉

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