Monday, March 17, 2014

A Reading Life (12)

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A Reading Life...hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict, and also inspired by Lisa at Lit and Life--Life: It Goes a meme where we get to talk about other stuff we're doing in our lives along with reading!

It's been another crazy couple of weeks. I've another sinus infection that I'm just barely starting to get over. But we've been having fun hiking and enjoying the first thralls of Spring!

Listening To:

More podcasts :)

Books Finished:
  • Container Gardening for Dummies by Bill Marken
  • Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (I'll finish this one off for my feminist book club this week)
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers (Another book club pick)
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (This is a big and beautiful book but I'm over halfway through!)
  • Big Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre (This one is for my skeptic book club)
Looking Forward To:

We have a mini vacation coming up the first weekend in April. We are heading down to Zion's National Park to do some hiking and exploring for a couple of days with friends and their two kids. So excited! I haven't been down there since I was a kid.


The Cosmos reboot with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Caught the first one last week and will enjoy the second one tonight with the family. We also finished up the original Carl Sagan Cosmos a couple of weeks ago. Always amazing.


I made cashew chicken the other night. It was actually pretty good. My devoted husband told me to put it on the permanent list!

I also had a few girlfriends over for some cocktails and chatting this weekend and I made this for them. The Scooby Snack shot.

It was amazing :)

Grateful For:

My Utah mountains. We got some fabulous hiking in this weekend!

Our Fun Times:

We hiked the snow Sunday! I had no idea it was still so snow-packed in the mountains. Ha ha! But we were able to get to places you wouldn't normally be able to get to due to the snow. So we got to see the mountains from a whole new perspective. Just a bit sun-kissed but other than that it was a success!

Donut Falls hike in the winter!

Sunday snow hiking!

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  1. Looks like you've had a lot of fun!

  2. I'm glad that you are in the mend (again!) Jason and I have been passing a cold back and forth for a few weeks. Right now you could call me froggy! I want to read ALL FOUR of the books you are reading. Can't wait to see what you think.
    Have fun on your mini vacay. I'm trying to find something for us to do.

  3. I missed again this week. Another overwhelming week for me last week.

    I see that you finished one of the Lit Collective books. Sadly, I'm only going to get one finished. I just have not had time to read as much because of my job. I'm going to get the poll up for our author driven collective in August and this time I'm going to force myself to read them all. I think I'm going to reduce to number of books though. It's all so overwhelming!

    I just visited the website for that Cashew Chicken. That looks off the hook! I will definitely be bookmarking it and making it soon.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun on your hike. =O)

    Have a great rest of the week!

  4. Great post full of lots of good info :D Hope your sinus infection is completely gone by now? I have to go check out that shot! I'm always looking for yummy new shots


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