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Reading Fiend

Two parallel stacks of books on blue backgroundNow that I have copious amounts of time on my hands, I’m doing what I did the last time I suddenly had copious amounts of time on my hands – reading all the books ever!

Since finishing school, I’ve read one complete book (The Bridge to Teribithia – which I read for the book club that my friend Shalu just started), started two other books (Ender’s Game and A Short History of Nearly Everything) and nearly completed another book (Born to Run). To give you a sense of how bad my ability to read for fun has been while I’ve been in school, Sarah and Dave gave me Born to Run TWO Christmases ago, and I’ve only now gotten around to reading it! I also started reading Thinking, Fast and Slow near the end of the summer, as it was a recommended book on the syllabus for my Internet Marketing class (and it sounded super interesting), but once my classes, including Internet Marketing, started, I didn’t have time to finish it. So I’ll get back to that soon!

As I’ve now returned to the land of reading things other than textbooks and Harvard Business Review articles1, I also finally gotten around to joining Good Reads, where I will track all the stuff that I’m reading because in addition to loving to read, I love to track things! So you can friend me over there is you want to follow my reading adventures, which you totally know you want to.

Image Credit: Posted by Horia Varlan on Flickr using a Creative Commons license.

  1. Not that I intend to stop reading stuff from HBR – I *love* those articles! []

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My Computer Has A First Name…

…It’s D-A-E-N-E-R-Y-S. As in Daenerys Targaryen from the Game of Thrones.

So remember that time I bought a new Macbook Pro and didn’t know what to name her? After some thought, I’ve decided that naming her after Daenerys is appropriate because my Macbook, being the 13 inch size, is little, but she’s powerful, just like the Mother of Dragons.

Can’t you see the resemblance?

Day 154

Image Credit: Posted by Silberius on Deviant Art with a Creative Commons license.

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Cheapskates Unite!

So my brother-in-common-law is setting up a pretty cool little site that I thought would be worth sharing with y’all- it’s what he describes as “extreme couponing for the Internet”. Basically, he finds combinations of deals using different promo sites that you can add up to get really big savings. Right now, he has three deals listed on his site:

Those are some pretty good discounts. He’ll be adding more deals as he finds them, so if you are cheap like me, it will be worth checking back!

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O Christmas Tree!

Apparently I am all about Christmas trees right now, because not only did I decorate my tree at home and buy an awesome set of new ornaments, but tonight I got to help decorate the tree at my sister’s place! Like mine, my sister’s family’s tree is full of ornaments collected over the years – with a disproportionate number of snowmen.

Here’s a photo of me and my sister in front of the tree:

Beth & Nancy Christmas 2013

And here’s me and my niece:

Beth & Madeline Christmas 2013

My nephew had no interest in having his photo taken1, so there’s no photo of me with him. I can assure you that he’s pretty darn cute though!

  1. My niece did the same at that age. []