2016 Update and Reading Goals

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2016 – Hard to believe, we are now well in to the new year.

I have been graced with a four year old. That fact alone is kind of blowing my mind and that was before the year started.

2016 started with a bang – literally.
My kid was throwing up all over me (and her bed) That is how my year began.
It then went through the entire house but we made it through.

It’s a scary thing when a child that small is sick.
I may have scar tissue forever but that is part of the parenting life.

I have also finally shut my doctor up and gotten my first physical done since having a baby.  (Because where the hell do I have time for that? lol)
Nothing too out there came out of my physical – a couple referrals for small things and I was finally able to get my hand looked at.

I have a cyst on the tendon of my left index finger – right at the knuckle bend. So we are watching that for growth.
I can not tell you how annoying that can be to have a cyst there. The vein is pulled over it, so it looks blue. I thought I had something lodged in my finger.
Good thing, I ignored the people in my life telling me to slice my finger open and take whatever it was out.  (Yeah… like I was going to do that. Eeek)

I have been reading despite the serious lack of posting here.
Christmas holidays, and the stress of traveling (and the extra drama) just left little time for everything else.
But we made it.
The proof is in the 6ft cardboard castle in my living room 😉

I read the first four books in the Sword Of Truth series.
Do yourself a favor, and stop at three if you read it.
The first three were great. I loved them. 4 made me hate the author and never want to purchase another of his books – ever again.
*His books, spawned the television series Legend of the Seeker – which is AMAZING.

Watch the trailer here.

I am going to need to do another re-read just to get over what book 4 did to my heart. If you seen me tweeting that book than you know my anguish.

I have also read

Living Remnants cover

Living Remnants


STARCROSSED by Marc Johnson.
Both are short stories.

(Those covers, seriously! Love them)
I haven’t read many short stories, but I can see the appeal to them. Especially in between books when you have no idea what you want to read next. Or when you are trying to avoid falling in to a book rut because the last book you read, you hated.


I actually received a gift card for the bookstore as did Kiddo during the holidays. I have yet to decide what books to spend them on. I would really like to take kiddo to the bookstore to pick out her own books unfortunately, they are way too high for her to be able to do so.

One of my reading goals this year – was more variety. I tend to get very stuck in my genres.
I also do a LOT of comfort reading. You know, curling up with a book you have read so much that you have the book memorized. (Every person who’s ever read Harry Potter, knows just what I mean!)

I am going to try to throw myself out of my comfort zone (and genre) a bit more this year.

I’d like to get in to reading some biographies – but I don’t want to read something too dry because then it drags and I end up putting the book down and can’t make myself pick it back up.
I love life stories – especially done in a a journal or letter writing way.
Like: Love & Salt
love and salt

or This Star Won’t Go Outthis star wont go outIf you know of a biography or journal/letter style book about someone interesting share it with me in the comments!
What are your reading goals this year?