Saturday, October 11, 2014

Beating the Funk: Looking for Inspiration (Part 1)

Beating the Funk...

Last week (or before that...)  I posted how I was in a funk of all funks.  I'm not reading, listening to audiobooks, or blogging.  And I really want to.  So I'm taking the advice that some of you left for me in an effort to get out of my funk.

I'm going to use this post series to post about my efforts to get out of my reading funk AND post about random things.  The dirty truth is I'll probably have more "other" things to say than book things but we'll see.

And I'm also going to try various ways to get out of the funk.  Maybe others are going through the same thing and we can work through it together.  Maybe it'll work and maybe it won't.  We'll see together I guess.

Looking for Inspiration...

A couple days ago I came home from work and the Hubby was playing the Xbox.  That thing is like Twilight Zone.  There is no telling when he'll escape the lure of shooting people.  So jumped in the shower, put on my PJs and headed to Barnes and Nobles for some inspiration.  It was harder than I thought.  I wanted to grab some books that had been on my wishlist forever.  I wanted something I could get excited about.  And I settled on the three books above.  They were kind of on my wishlist but not really.  I was surprised to find that I honestly couldn't remember my wishlist and nothing really jumped at me.  I tried the romance section but I felt ehhh about it.  Soon I had been up and down every aisle and the intercom was telling me that the store was closing in 15 minutes.  EEK!  So I just picked three.  Did I choose well?  We'll see.

On Book Movies.  I saw two book movies in the same day.  I saw Gone Girl, named after the top-selling book by Gillian Flynn and The Equalizer, connected to a TV series and a novel by Michael Sloan.  I enjoyed both but I seriously walked away from each so exhausted.  They were both loooonnnnggg.  And I'm sorry neither needed to be that long.  Le Sigh.  I really don't have the attention span for long movies.  Did anyone else see these?  What did you think?

Fantasy Football.  I have once again hopped on the fantasy football train.  I've joined two leagues this year after winning the only league I participated in last year.  If you've never done fantasy football, you are missing out.  I'm currently 5-0 in BOTH leagues (can you say undefeated) though I see the writing on the wall this week.  I just love beating up on the guys.  Girls are meant to rule the world and fantasy football just proves it.  Ha!  Does anyone out there play?  You should!  It'll drive the guys crazy :)

That's it for now!  Toodles.

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  1. Gone Girl is an exhaustive book, I don't blame you for walking away from it. If you want something short but still with an unsettling feeling, I recommend Dead to You by Lisa McMann. It's YA but I seriously read it within 3 hours.

    I don't understand sports, unless it's the World Cup. Haha. I was at a concert the other day and some girl was telling her guy friend that she picks her team based on how cute the players are. HAHAHA.

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

  2. I loved the Gone Girl book. The unreliable narration was a surprise, though I ended up despising the characters in the end. I want to see the movie but know I will be waiting until hits TV or Netflix.

    As for Fantasy Football, my brother has been into it for years and in recent years has gotten my sister obsessed. I personally don't follow football enough to even consider participating. Though I may catch a Giants game here and there. For all intents and purposes, that is my team!

  3. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to! - Def. checking out these new reads! I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog? keep in touch love x

    Benish | Feminist Reflections
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