Midweek odds and sods

No, this still isn’t a book review. There will be some more. Soon.

Today/in the last few days, I have:

– restarted the couch to 5k running program (which Verity and I started, and then I ran out of enthusiasm and now she is in week 4 and I am loitering back in week 1 again…) and enjoyed it a whole lot more when I ran somewhere – to the post office depot – rather than in circles around a teensy park.

– got used to wearing glasses. They’ve stopped weirding me out so much.

– received this excellent pile of books in the post (click to enlarge):

– been made happy by this version of Bruno Mars’ Grenade sung by all-girl a cappella group Delilah:


– survived a French university speaking test. Just the written test to go on Tuesday.

– made the most amazing stew.

– finished my first audiobook, The Tenderness of Wolves. Not bad.

– read The Borrower, for Book Talk. Started strongly, then tapered off.

– read and discarded after 100 pages my one and only James Patterson novel, The Quickie. Simile-tastic. I think not.



7 thoughts on “Midweek odds and sods

  1. Booklover Book Reviews 13 October 2011 at 12:16 am Reply

    1. That is such a quality pile of books you received – lucky you!
    2. Thank you so much for linking to that Sing-Off clip – they are amazing – listened to it like 5 times.

    • readingwithtea 14 October 2011 at 11:42 pm Reply

      Aren’t they great? I tried to find more of their stuff on Grooveshark but I assume from their participation in a televised sing-off that they don’t have a recording contract yet (can you tell I don’t watch talent show TV)?

  2. Leeswammes 13 October 2011 at 6:25 am Reply

    Well done for passing the test! And that’s a great pile of books.

    I also like a-capella singing.

    Hope the rest of your week will be great too!

    • readingwithtea 14 October 2011 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Thank you! The rest of my week was crazycrazycrazycrazycrazycrazy but not for lack of wishes that it be great 🙂

  3. Mini-Me 13 October 2011 at 10:36 am Reply

    You’ll need lots of tea to get through that pile of books! Have fun 🙂
    Yay for passing the test!!!
    And Germany won’t let me watch the video…. *pout*

    • readingwithtea 14 October 2011 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Sillly German internet rules. Come visit me and you can watch it.

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