Project 1/3 | Intro

Thursday, September 18, 2014 0 comments
This is my weight loss thing for the blog. I am using the same title as BrettTheIntern used while he was trying to lose weight. The 1/3 actually works great for me. In order to lose 1/3 of my current weight I need to drop about 66 pounds. (You do the math if you want to know my exact weight.) That would bring me around the right weight for a healthy BMI for my short stature.

I need to lose the weight because I am unhappy with all the extra weight I have to carry. I enjoy doing 5k and 10k races but I'd enjoy them much more with less weight. I'd even enjoy doing the half-marathon in my town every year.

To accomplish my Project 1/3 I have signed up for Weight Watchers. My meetings are on Saturdays but I will post updates on Thursdays here. I am really enjoying the support from my group leader. She not only helps us greatly at our meetings but she emails a newsletter every week to all the members who want it. There is also a Facebook group to keep us going throughout the week for motivation and questions. I am the type of person that needs this kind of support in order to lose the weight once and for all.

I am excited to share this journey with you. I am making lifestyle changes that are the best for my family and I.

[Review] Under the Dome by Stephen King

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 0 comments
Synopsis:
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

Friday Read wk7

Friday, September 12, 2014 0 comments
I am currently on page 55 of Crown of Midnight which is the second book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I hope to get a good chunk of this book finished this weekend.

[Review] Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 0 comments
Synopsis:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

Friday Read Wk6

Friday, September 5, 2014 0 comments
This Friday I am reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I hope to get this one finished today or tomorrow so that I can begin Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass series) by Sarah J. Maas.

Happy reading!

[Review] Saga Vol. 1, 2, and 3 by Brian Vaughan

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 0 comments
Synopsis:

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. 

From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. 

This specially priced volume collects the first six issues of the smash-hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make."

August 2014 Book Haul

Monday, September 1, 2014 0 comments
Here is the entire pile of books (minus one) that I got this month. I went a little crazy on bookoutlet.com because they were having a great sale on some pretty nice titles that I have been wanting to add to my shelf. 
  • Cinder
  • Scarlet
  • Ruby Red
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Emerald Green
  • The Rithmatist 


These are the books that I picked up at the beginning of the month from the local bookstore My Favorite Books. I got all these books for about $30 so I don't think it is any cheaper to get these books from there. I did enjoy going to this bookstore and browsing around. I plan to go back and maybe take some pictures of the place for my readers. It was set up a little weird to me, maybe I will go back and try it out again. 
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Sense of an Ending
  • Brave New World
  • White Oleander


I picked this lot up from the Books-a-Million here in town. These we all in the bargin bin so I paid a fraction of the costs for them. The three top books were $2 each. The bottom two were $4 I believe. 
  • The case Book of Sherlock Holmes
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea



I picked up Ready Player One and Hollow City (paperback) from the bookdepository.com and I was so excited to get these. I had previously read Hollow City and I started reading Ready Player One as soon as I could. 

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