Monday, February 15, 2010

Good Morning Monday!

Well, first let me wish you all a Happy Monday and for those of you celebrating President's Day, a happy one of those too:)

I was very excited this morning after I switched on my computer to see I was one of the winners in the giveaway over at the blog of Green Leaf Reviewer Thanks Jenn :)

Oh and I woke up to a little watery sunshine, so another awesome, I'll take it :)

One of my New Years' resolutions, hopes, expectations was to give myself more time to read books. I have always been an avid reader and read every morning for 20 mins. or so with my morning cup of Tea.

I had hoped to read 2 books a month that were over 300 pages but that was a tad too ambition for the time I have available to read and so I backed off to one book a month, what is the point of sitting down with a good book if you feel pressured to read because of a silly expectation.


So, in January I read "Open" by Andre Agassi, it was a very interesting insight to a man I have watched grow up playing tennis on TV. We are huge tennis fans in our house and have followed his career, just taking him as he comes and not making judgement on him personally (but perhaps his game, occasionally) I have never thought of him as a Prima Donna but after reading this book, not so sure. It is a great read and full of details about his life.


I am on track to finish "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson by the end of February (no pressure though :)

If any of you are unfamiliar with Bryson he is a writer who travels with a twist. He has a great sense of humour, is an American who lived in Britain for 20 years and then moved back to America, he has written many books about his life experiences and always brings amazing details and random facts that inform and enlighten. Well worth the read.

On a random note, I realised as I was typing this, that I started the year with Author double "A" and moved on to Author double "B". Not on purpose, must be subliminal OCD. (He! He!)

Well, hope your week has gotten off to a great start :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

16 comments:

Handmade in Israel said...

Enjoy your reading. I go to a Book Club and am the slowest reader in the group. I am trying to read a 600 page book this month. It's a great book but it's going slowly! I'll get there when I am able!

Got It From My Mama said...

I love reading as well but don't always make the time to do it. I listened to ~Agassi being interviewed on tele about his book and that time in his life...I was a bit disappointed.

Annette said...

That is one of my resolutions too and I'm behind. I'm reading Alice in Wonderland and I don't like it! I would have been finished by now if I like it!!

Erica said...

and happy Monday to you too! I bet my dad would be very interested in reading the Agassi autobiography!

Tess Carter said...

mmmm jealous of your reading! This cold and headache is preventing me from continuing my plow through Asimov books!

Charlotte said...

I love reading too! I'm currently reading "If you have to cry, go outside," by Kelly Cutrone. She is the ultimate power women with a bad-ass attitude. I want to be more like her! She also has a show on Bravo on Monday nights. Happy Reading!

nomadcraftsetc said...

I hope you are enjoying your reading.
I am going to try and read some classics that I never got around to reading. Some Poe and Updike and such. Onward Readers!

customdesigns4ubynan said...

I used to read a lot more, too. I find myself re-reading books that I know and love, like John LeCarre and Elmore Leonard. Good for you, keep it up!

Jenni said...

I'm keen to read 'Open' too! I'll have to keep it in mind..I recently purchased 4 new books. I need a house with a library.

Kate and Oli said...

I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that your blog is lovely! Have a beautiful week!

xo, Katie
http://www.kateandoli.blogspot.com

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

what a great idea to devote just 20 minutes a day to reading. I love it. and it's so doable. I may just give that a try. I love to read, but find that I can't stop and so other things get pushed aside. The Bill Bryson book looks promising.

cabin + cub said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway.. lucky gal!
Happy reading too! I am slowly making my way through the books I got for the holidays. ;)

soulflower said...

Wow I never realised how beautiful andre agassi eyes were! Your reading plan is a good one! I used to read tons of books but now its down to a few magazines!

Almost Precious said...

Authors double A (Andre Agassi) to double B (Bill Bryson) what a coincidence. Life can be full of those little unexpected surprises.

As far as reading goes, I used to adore it and though my feelings for literature hasn't changed, I just haven't had the time in ever so long, to curl up with a good book. Etsy keeps me far too busy...that and trying to keep the house clean, don't make near enough from etsy to hire someone to come clean for me. Right now I'm considering renting a small bulldozer and just plowing through the clutter or maybe it would be easier to open all the doors and let my local fire department hose it down with one of their industrial strength fire hoses !!! =D

serenade said...

Oh to sit and read. Well it's a luxury for sure. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. You have a lovely blog. Blessings, DE

Teddy Started It said...

Ha ha ha! I love it that your OCD is so well tuned that it happens spontaniously. You're such a roll model;D