Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top 10 Tuesday - What I'm reading right now

You might be surprised to learn that I do have several things on my reading list right now. With the craziness of my life lately, I haven't been able to read as much as I'd like, but I keep plugging away as best I can.


1. Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (I've read all of the Outlander series and am excited about this latest entry. The prob is it's been so long since I read the last one and at least a decade since I read the first one. I'm thinking I might enjoy it more if I went back and reread the series, but, dang, that would def take a while.)

2. The Urban Sketcher by Marc Taro Holmes (I ordered this on a whim from Amazon and am beyond hopeful that it will teach me how to actually do this thing I want to do next summer in Paris.)

3. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins (One of my colleagues recommended this book to me, so I immediately rushed to download it via my Nook app. I've barely read any, still on chapter 1 I think, but I have high hopes for it. My colleague told me that it changed the way he saw reading forever.)

4. Complete Drawing and Sketching Course by Stan Smith (Ditto for the urban sketching book, I checked out this book from the library to hopefully help me be an artiste...or something.)


5.  National Geographic issues from this year. I bought the fella a subscription for Valentine's Day (I know I'm so romantically nerdy), and he's been passing them on to me when he's finished. Double win, right? I think this magazine is fascinating, but I've only managed to finish a couple of issues so far; they're stacking up on my living room table as we speak.

6. Artful Blogging. I'm obsessed with this magazine and devour it when I splurge and buy it. Plus, it inspires me to do a better job on my blog. I'm trying to find my voice and my niche, people, I'm trying.

7. Southern Living. It's a perennial favorite of mine, and I continue to renew a print subscription because the magazine is so lovely.


8. Young Adventuress -- this girl has an amazing travel blog; I highly recommend it even if you're a homebody. You could live vicariously through all of her travels. I've just recently discovered her and am enjoying the blog immensely.

9. David Lebovitz - a place for all things yummy and French. I'm a new fan, but he's fabulous!


10.  I'm kind of obsessed with the app, DuoLingo, right now, I'm using it to brush up on my French in preparation for my big trip next year. Even after two years of it in high school and two semesters in college, I'm finding this app challenging. Idk how useful it will be overall, but it's fun so far because it combines reading and listening and translating from French to English and from English to French as well as spoken translations. I'm really great at saying 'The elephants are eating black and red apples" for example. Lol!

Those are the things I'm reading these days; what's on your reading list? I'm hopeful that the upcoming time off work will allow me to do even more reading and writing and crafting...well, you get the picture. Peace out!

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