Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts (Jan 17)


‘Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts’ is hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous. It’s just a round-up of bookish and other things from the previous week or so. Share a link there if you want to participate.

1. It’s a New Year and so far so good. I posted a few thoughts at the start of the year about my goals and they are going well. I’ll keep revisiting it from time to time and see how I’m getting on.

2. I signed up for a bunch of reading challenges again this year and am looking forward to getting some diverse reading done this year. I also pledged to read 75 books at GoodReads and the 50 Book Pledge.

3. The above picture is some free book mail I received today. The Shane Peacock book is from Early Reviewers at LibraryThing. The other two are a couple I won through one of last year’s reading challenges (Full House Reading Challenge 2017). I’m waiting on another one to come from that challenge.

4. Our Christmas was fairly quiet, once the crazy busyness of our work was over. Our daughter was home from university for a couple of weeks, which was great. We didn’t do much or go far, but stayed in and watched a few movies, caught up on some TV, did some reading, and played a few board games. It was a nice relaxing time anyway.

5. I’m still keeping up with my bookstagram stuff on Instagram. I enjoy joining monthly challenges there and playing along with some of the tags. I’ve made some new ‘friends’ and met some interesting people.

6. Thanks to one of my friends in Elliot Lake I got a couple of free tickets for a Leafs game last month. So my son and I got to see the Leafs beat the Sharks in a shootout at the start of the month. It was an exciting evening.

7. I’m looking for something to binge watch on Netflix now that I’ve finished Stranger Things and This Is Us. I started watching Friends, as I have never ever watched an episode of it before. It seems to be OK, but I’m thinking of binging on Fargo next, as it is back on Netflix in Canada again. There’s also a bunch of movies that have been added that I might need to check out. Speaking of movies, we went to the theatre during the week between Christmas and New Year to see The Last Jedi. I wasn’t disappointed.

Posted on January 17, 2018, in blogging, bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts, books, Christmas, Elliot Lake, family, goals, hockey, Instagram, life, movies, Netflix, New Year, NHL, reading, reading challenges, Toronto Maple Leafs. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is my first year with NO challenges. Going from a lot of challenges a few years ago to none…well, it feels freeing. LOL.

    The last two years I did one involving Reading the Books I Buy…and while I’m not doing it formally now, I’m still focusing on that goal.

    Enjoy your week…and here are MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS


    • One year I took on too many challenges that I ended up not enjoying them. I gave them up for a few years and only started do8ng them again last year. Now I’m trying to keep them down. Thanks for visiting and I’ll be sure to check out your post too.


  2. Glad to hear your goals are going well. I am participating in a few challenges focused on whittling down my TBR pile. Leafs against Sharks shootout sounds like fun. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Bruins in action live.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.


    • The TBR pile just keeps on growing! I don’t get to many hockey games, so it was a real treat. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll drop by your post soon.


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