October 31, 2017

The One Where I Wander Back in the Sphere


It's been a busy three weeks for me and though I'm mostly exhausted by the end of the day, I've never felt more energized.

  • Work is exhausting. If you'll allow me to gripe for a little bit, it's so hard to be effective and effecient in a job that doesn't inspire you. I'm looking for a new one, but with the holidays almost here, the search is becoming a challenge. So I'm "sucking it" at the moment.

  • So to relieve some of my stress and aggression, I decided to join the gym and I'm sore in places I ever knew existed! It's not fun to be out of shape and the only advice I can give to my younger self is: STAY ACTIVE! 

  • Fall is my favorite season and my social calendar is relatively busy with social outings. We went to two beer fest, the last one being the Bacon & Beer one. This is by far our favorite because, hello! ALL YOU CAN EAT BACON (and a few bacon infused dishes)! And because it won't be Fall without a pumpkins we also went to a pumpkin and chili fest last weekend. 

  • My knitting have also vastly improved and I've finished a leg warmer, working on starting the right one soon.

  • And oh, I got engaged! So we've been busy doing our rounds, visiting and celebrating with friends and family.

The bookworm in me is feeling guilty for neglecting my bookish duties and that includes blogging. That said, with the weather getting cooler everyday, I'm hoping I'll find the time to curl up with a good story versus just stealing an hour or two here and there. Meanwhile, below is an abbreviated view of my book list:

  • Tumanbay S2 (Podcast): I absolutely love this podcast, it's radio drama at it's finest! The best part is the show releases an average of two episodes every week so it's easy to keep up with the story. The cast and sound effects are perfection and the plot is fast paced. It's definitely worth listening to.

  • Anna Series by Kendare Blake (Audio | YA): After being so enamored by KBlake's Three Dark Crowns series, I realized I missed out on Anna. Everyone's told me this is an amazingly terrifying series. Although it wasn't as horrific as I thought it would be, perhaps the audio softened up the imagery, Anna and Cas' unconventional love story won me over. This is the perfect Halloween series, maybe next year I'll dress up as Anna. 

  • Jasper Dent Series by Barry Lyga (Audio | YA): Another series that I've always wanted to finish. This series is brilliant, clever, frustrating, and utterly captivating. Someone should turn this into a series, definitely.

I aslo read, The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine which is deliciously devious; The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace is weird, earthy, and extraordinarily tragic; The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart id easy and romantic; The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis is hard to peg but a totally fantastic read; and currently working on The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlaine, it's a little slow but I'm hoping the story will eventually come together. Hopefully I'll find the time to post a more lengthy review for these books because they deserve the attention even if my spotlight is small.

I hope you enjoy your candies and costumes today, be safe and stay warm folks!

Talk Supe


  1. Glad you are back and doing well! I love this time of year as well. ;)

  2. Well hi there stranger! Lol. Congratulations on your engagement!

  3. Good luck for everything. I'm looking for a job too now that I finished my Ph.D

  4. Congratulations on your engagement!

    I'm picturing you walking around with one leg warmer all winter lol

    For What It's Worth

  5. Lots of good things going on it seems including an engagement. :) Love seeing that knowing you've been wanting a solid relationship for a while.
    Wishing you well on the job hunt particularly one that will bring satisfaction at the end of the day. :)

    Glad to get an update, Braine!

  6. Girl you have a ton on your plate, don't even stress about not being on here! <333

  7. I am so not a Fall fan, muddy and rainy

  8. Nice to hear from you and congrats on your engagement!! How exciting!!

    I really want to read the Jasper Dent series; it sounds fantastic.

    I've been really enjoying all the fall outings and activities too; so much to do!


  9. Congrats on your engagement, sis- so happy for you!!! ♥ I totally feel you on work; I've been coming home completely spent and lacking the motivation to read, blog, etc. Sounds like you've gotten some good reads in; I really liked Anna Dressed in Blood, and I'm not a horror person at all, LOL. I still need to check out Three Dark Crowns.

  10. When you give an update, you really grab our attention Beautiful Braine! I'm thrilled to hear about your engagement!!! I love, love, love bacon for any reason, so kudos for getting to hang out a little to enjoy that! Hugs...RO

  11. Braine Congratulations!!!!!!! Love the pic
    I love fall too for the exact same reasons and congrats on the gym visits and I feel your pain LOL
    thanks for checking in occasionally I love seeing your posts

  12. OMG, Congrats!!!! I feel like I know so many people getting engaged! It's crazy.

  13. Welcome back darling. I surely have missed your sweet self. And EEK ENGAGED? I am so so happy for you darling. That is just awesome. Such an adorable picture too.

  14. I've been slacking hard with blogging so I'm behind on the news ...... YOU ARE ENGAGED!! CONGRATS! Omg, I remember your posts about dating and the duds. So happy that YOU happy.

  15. Just peeking in to say hello and see how things are going in your world. Hugs...RO

  16. I really want to read The Last Mrs Parrish soon myself, lots of good reviews for it.
    Oh wow!! CONGRATS on the engagement , how exciting :D I hope you have fun wedding planning

  17. Happy New Year Braine! Hugs...RO

  18. Just peeking in to let you know that I've been thinking of you and wanting to hear news about what's going on in your world these days. Hugs...RO


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