Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Let it snow (please?)

I'm back to my own house after a month of internet-less house sitting. And of course I'm finding this endless access to the time-suck known as the world wide web to be as addictive as ever. I haven't read more than one book since I got home and that's been all of four days...I should have finished at least four or five! lol.

Actually, what I really should be doing is paying attention to my two MBA courses that are about to finish up next week. Finals and all that. hmm. I feel like I've been skating by, paying just enough attention in class to keep my good grades but not going above and beyond to really dig in and get a lot out of it. Which is silly really because the whole point of getting the damn degree is to learn something. Gotta do better on this next semester. hmmm, mumble mumble.

The forecast is calling for an 80% chance of snow late tonite and tomorrow. Since this is Virginia and people don't know how to drive on one centimeter of snow, there would be a good probability that school (and therefore work, for me) might be cancelled or delayed. So I am rooting for the snow. C'mon...bring it on!
In anticipation of being snowed in, I went to Borders tonite and used my $5 in Borders Bucks towards the purchase of Anna Campbell's new book Untouched. Granted, I didn't read Claiming the Courtesan, but Sybil had some previews up for this book on her blog a while back, and I was intrigued. Also, it seems to be getting pretty good reviews, so I'm looking forward to trying a new author. And hey, with my discount, I paid all of $2 so even if I hate it, it won't be a total loss.

In other reading-related news, I recently came across my audio-book versions of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and Drums of Autumn. Granted, they are the abridged versions but I bought them for a steal at B&N years and years ago and they've been sitting in the boxes I left in storage when I went into Peace Corps. Fun to run across them now and give them a whirl. I love listening to audiobooks, especially at night in the dark when I'm trying to fall asleep. It's like having someone tell you a story at bedtime. Only problem of course is when the story is too engaging and you stay awake because you don't want to miss anything. Tonight I am going to be listening to Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts. My library just started having audiobook downloads (for free!) but their selection of romance audiobooks is pretty pathetic. Lots of Delinsky, Coulter and Macomber. I'm hoping that by checking out the few that are actually good, they will get good stats as to popularity and maybe they will add more to the catalogue. Go check out the selection and give me any recommendations that you might have.

If I could only get an audiobook read by Richard Armitage, I think my life would be complete. Can you imagine falling asleep to that sexy voice? Guaranteed good dreams!

I hope to awake to a winter wonderland...wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Sula, what good taste you have! I'm happy to tell you that you can buy an audiobook read by Richard Armitage: 'Lords of the North' by Bernard Cornwell, published by Audiobooks. Details may be found here:


Happy listening!

Kristie (J) said...

*whimper* I'm listening to the preview right now. Oh My!!!!!!! All I can say again is *whimper* And Bernard Cornwall even. I've always wanted to read him. I think LISTENING would be ever so much better!!!

And now for Sula: LOL - did you pick Untouched on purpose because you knew I was reading it? This is real scary you know. Of all the books of all the times, it's almost scary we read the same one at the same time so often!

Kristie (J) said...

OK - I'm back again after actually checking it out. 12 HOURS!!! 12 HOURS of listening to Richard Armitage. *whimper*

sula said...

oh wow, I think I just died and went to heaven. That man's voice!!! Thanks for the tip, anon. Now I just have to see if I can afford the audiobook. *puts it on the list*

Kristie, I think we must have been twins or something in a previous life. I've been meaning to get "Untouched" since I read the previews at TGTBTU and when I heard that it was out this week, that was the logical thing to do...go buy it. *g* I haven't opened it yet tho. Is it good?

lisabea said...

Hey Sula. My husband did his MBA in one of those crazy executive weekend courses. 18 months of hell. His final project was based on his business.But I'm thinking your final project could be much more interesting. Say on trends in men's underwear??? No? I'm was just thinking aloud here. At least the profs would enjoy reading it.

Is it snowing? Happy reading.

sula said...

hmph. So when I got up this morning it has only JUST started snowing lightly. Not enough for them to call off work/school but just enough to make driving very unpleasant. Now am sitting at work looking out at the snowflakes drift down. Knowing my luck, they will tell us to go home early (after having dragged my arse out here) and we'll have to drive on the crappy roads that now have even more snow on them. *grumble grumble*

In all reality, I should just suck it up. lol. I went to school in Minnesota for 4 years so it's not like I can't drive on snow. But dammit, I want to stay at home with my books!!! *whine*

Tumperkin said...

Count yourself lucky - we hardly ever get snow here. We always hope for a white Christmas but I can't remember the last time we had one.

Katie(babs) said...

Such cute snowmen!
And guess what? I am going to start reading Untouched also, well after another book I posted on Kristie's site. You, me and Kristie whould write our reviews about Untouched, or have another PJ chat *chuckle*
THAT Guy picture is just so... um yeah you know he is looking at Marian and thinking, "I will have you, hmm maybe up against this wall."

Kristie (J) said...

We got dumped on last night. What was normally a 15 minute drive home took an hour!!
And you realize thats in British Pounds. I'm not sure how much that would be in Canadian/US dollars. A lot I'm thinking - but THAT VOICE! THAT ACCENT