Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Funday: February 23/14

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Hi there! I hope that you’re all having a lovely Sunday morning, or whenever else you’re reading this. I don’t know about you, but reading and just relaxing on a Sunday morning to myself is my absolute favourite. Of course, that didn’t exactly happen this week due to the craziness of the Olympics and more specifically, the men’s gold medal hockey game. Basically, the family was up by 6:45. It was pretty exciting.

This whole week has been really awesome, actually, but also really busy, too. It wouldn’t have been so busy if I wasn’t up way too late watching the Olympics, but whatever, it happens once every four years, so I didn’t feel too bad. I’ve never been this excited about the Games before, but I can’t wait until next year. Well, technically, I can’t wait until the Games four years from now, but you know what I mean.

As I’m writing this now, Canada has just won gold for hockey (woot woot) and the Closing Ceremony’s about to start, so hopefully, it’ll be just as spectacular as the Opening one. It’s pretty bittersweet now that we’re at the end, but it’s been an awesome, exciting two weeks, people.

Unfortunately, the Olympics had taken over my life during that time and I haven’t been keeping up with my resolutions, to say the least. I have to get myself together soon to make the last week of the month a good one and you’ll get the full report, aha, this Saturday. I’ve been planning to make a few tweaks, once again to them to improve their clarity and I can’t wait to start attacking my goals in March again. Which reminds me, how is already nearly March? Crazy.

I had both English and French last semester, so that didn’t leave very much room for me to enjoy my own books. Thankfully, now that that’s all over, I can. I got The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, who is actually J. K. Rowling under a pen name, back in October or November, but I hadn’t gotten the chance to read it until now. Guys, it is so good. I’m nowhere near done (only on page 130-something) but it’s really, really good. Here's what it's all about:

"After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this." (synopsis)

Pretty cool, right? You should definitely read it, just saying.

What have you been up to lately? Watching the Olympics? Any suggestions for books to read? Leave your comments below!

Thank you so much for reading!

- J


  1. I've been staying up for the Olympics lately, too! I watch and enjoy figure skating the most; the performances were just so breath-taking and amazing!
    I wish I could read more "real" books instead of any random ebook from Wattpad (not that the books there are bad), but studying occupies most of my time. I haven't read The Cuckoo's Calling yet, but I believe it's awesome (The author is J.K. Rowling, for God's sake!). I have a really long list of to-read books, if only I could read all of them...If you need suggestions for books to read though, I can give you loads of them!

    1. I can't believe that it's taken me so long to respond to this comment! Ugh, anyway, I'm glad that you agree that figure skating is such a beautiful sport to watch. :)

      Now that I've gotten into Wattpad, it's no wonder that you read them more than "real" books. They're so amazing, accessible, not to mention that they're free, too. So pretty much perfect. - J