Sorry I’ve been Missing

All my friends,

So sorry I’ve been missing and out of the loop.  After the holidays, I got sick with the flu.  Then I started back to school, sort of, and busy season has started at work.  On top of that, I live in MA and have been dealing with about 75 inches of snow.  So my life has been a whirlwind and will be until April 15th for work and May 15th for school.  I will do my best to drop in when I can and if you all have fun ideas for small posts I can do, let me know, but I’m pretty swamped right now and if my 2.5 hour commutes continue, I will definitely not have any time.

Until next time,
Sara

Happy New Year!

So, I’ve been lacking on the posting front, but that’s mainly because I haven’t finished any books and I haven’t made any goals for 2015 yet.  I did, however, complete my Goodreads goal of reading 25 books in 2014.  In fact, I surpassed it by 5 and read a total of 30 books.  Considering I’ve been in school all year, got married this summer and went on a honeymoon in November, that sounds pretty good to me.  Plus I work in a job that can be pretty stressful and not allow for a lot of time to read.

Since I will not be finishing my degree until next December, I don’t think I will have as much time to read this year either, so my reading goal will probably be small again.  I also won’t be participating in any challenges, although I really wanted to.  I just don’t think I will be able to keep up with the reviewing and recapping demands.

I think for school, I need to be more diligent with study plans, however, during busy season, this could be a problem. I’ll need to wait until I get my syllabus to see how the semester will shake out.

I want to become a more organized person, at home and at work so that hopefully I can have a clearer mind.  Hopefully that will alleviate some stress and make life go more smoothly.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions, please let me know!

What are your goals for 2015??

I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!

Till next time,
Sara

One Tiny review for a bunch of books…

In the last 2 weeks, I’ve finished all of the following:

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, #4)Wicked (Pretty Little Liars, #5)Killer (Pretty Little Liars, #6)Heartless (Pretty Little Liars, #7)

The Hunger Games was a re-read after watching the first part of Mockingjay in the theaters and the others are series that I am continuing.  They were are all very good and very fast reads.  I’ve been very busy, so I haven’t been able to make time for reviews or meme’s and with the holidays coming up, I doubt there will be time more them either.

The one thing I didn’t like about the four in the series is that I feel like I am hearing the same thing over and over again about the characters and then the ending is rushed.  Why can’t they just start with one chapter to wrap up the characters and then get to the action?!?

I don’t know if I’m cut out for this blogging thing right now.  I can’t seem to keep up with what feels like a demanding schedule.  I feel like the people who read are always wondering where I am when in reality they probably read as many blogs as I do and will not miss me much.  I have to remember that I am writing for me and if I miss a few weeks that’s okay.

Anyway, this is what I have been reading and I hope to read more over the holidays.

Till next time,

Sara

MIA

I know I know, I’ve been missing…This past week has been crazy!!  I got back from vacation and it was work, work, work…study, study, study.  I have managed to finish 3 1/2 books that I may or may not review depending on my amount of free time.  I am sitting in my last class of the semester though.  I finished the take home final yesterday and I think I got an A on it.  Woohoo!!!  My final on Monday was a lot more difficult but I did really well on the other things in the class, so I’m hoping to pass.

The next few weeks will be a blur with days off from work, holiday parties, Christmas and New Years.  Before I know it, I’m going to be in school again for the spring semester and tax season will be here, effectivley making me MIA for weeks at a time.  I’m hoping to get some reviews up while I’m on Christmas break and I want to participate in some 2015 Challenges, but I’m just afraid I won’t have time.  Perhaps you guys know of some good ones!?!

Until next time,

Sara

I’m back…for now

Hi Friends,

I got back from our honeymoon with DH on Saturday and has life been a whirlwind since!  Papers due for classes, crazy things at work, a seminar today and finals next week.  I have my last class tonight and then it will be study, study, study until next Wednesday when my last final is due.

This is kind of how I feel right now.    I finished my two papers before we left, but I had to revise them and the one that was due today, I literally finished up 20 minutes before it was due.  I’m pretty sure I’m behind in all the reading that I need to do for the final exams and I have a couple of classes that I need to get some notes from.

I didn’t finish a single book over vacation, but I’m okay with that because we were having a good time riding roller coasters and just spending time together.  I wish that I could figure out this whole scheduling thing on word press because I would like to take some time tonight or tomorrow and schedule out some posts for the week, but the last time I tried to use it, it didn’t post – hello Thanksgiving post the day after.

I’ll try to do some posting this week if I can, but I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to hang out and chat or write with you all while I am trying to study for my exams.  I only have two but they are two big ones.  Once these two classes are done, I only have 4 more to complete before I’ll have my Masters of Taxation degree.  Then I can add a few more letters after my name.

I hope you all are well and happy reading!

Talk soon,

Thanksgiving and MIA

So obviously, this was scheduled to post  yesterday and it didn’t.  I don’t know why WordPress and I are fighting with scheduling posts!!  It won’t post them when I want them to and its becoming a bit of an issue.  Hence why there will be no posts while I am away.  Anyway, here is what I wanted to post yesterday, just a day late.

Dear Blog Friends,

On this day of Thanksgiving here in the US, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have welcomed me into your hearts and homes.  I am still figuring this whole blogging routine out and I’m still working on a system that will work for me, but I like what I have done so far and to me that is the important thing.

I wanted to write a small post to say I will be MIA the next week – I am going on a well deserved vacation to Disney.  This vacation will also be my honeymoon as my dear hubby and I got married this summer but postponed our honeymoon till now.  We will get to see Disney in all its Christmas glory.  If you can’t tell, I’m a little excited.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you all I probably won’t be posting and to not worry for all is well; I’m just partying with Mickey and his friends.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends!!

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Glitter For Myspace

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome and wonderful people over at The Broke and The Bookish.  This week, its all about books that you’re looking forward to reading this winter.  Well for most people, its all about new winter releases.  For someone like me, who is behind on all the new releases and who is behind on her TBR pile anyway, my list looks a little bit different (in no particular order).

Dash & Lily's Book of DaresDash & Lily’s Book of Dares

Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1)Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure

Dark PlacesDark Places

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Clockwork Angel

The GoldfinchThe Goldfinch

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)If I Stay (If I Stay #1)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Orphan TrainOrphan Train

10 Things to Do Before I Die10 Things to Do Before I Die

The HelpThe Help

Seeing as how I’m usually always busy, I’m not sure I’ll get to read all of these, but they are some that I am looking forward to reading.  What’s on your TBR list for winter?  Leave me a comment below so I can come check it out and probably add even more wonderful books to my list of books to read!