Weekend, books and stuff

Morning everyone!

I hope all of you had a great weekend? For me, it was very nice, mainly because I got to be home and read some!

First of all, I just need to congratulate my friends Carla and Johan with the birth of their first-born  daughter Lisha. Congrats guys! I won’t be posting any pics of her, since it is kinda creepy, and falls into the same category of posting pictures of a wedding without permission of the bride first. But let me tell you, she is cute.

Secondly, I seriously need a new laptop. Mine broke completely, and now I need one. I am surprised by how much I miss it. Suddenly I have tons of assignments to type up, series to watch, and not to mention the prepping for this blog. I am still procrastinating the buying of it, since spending at least four grand on one single item is really not appealing to me right now – I just noticed how little winter clothes I have!

On the topic of winter – can you believe it is already April?! I had no idea the time was flying so quickly. It is shocking! I really thought I would have much more done by now. But I will be travelling to Mpumalanga at the end of April, to visit my best friend Zoë for her birthday! It is going to be so awesome!

The beginning of April also means that I am fully on the weight loss train again. I have been neglecting my diet and exercising so much, under the excuse of a busy lifestyle. Well, no more! I am joining the girls at the office for our Weight Watchers type of weigh-ins, and I can tell you, the thought of weighing at work is a wonderful motivator to lose weight!

On the book front, I finally finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It felt as if it was taking ages, but when I got to the part where Voldemort returns, I just couldn’t put it down. I started this morning on the Order of the Phoenix. I suspect I will be rather sad when I am finished with all the Harry Potter books. I think I will start on Suzanne Collins’s the Hunger Games after this – I would love to read the books slowly this time.

Here are some motivational quotes for the day







Have a good one!

Book Challenge – Progress, Part 2

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all are planning to have a lovely weekend. I myself am planning to rest, enjoy the colder weather here in Johannesburg, and get some of my university assignments done.

Here is my book challenge progress so far – one of the reasons I do these posts is to keep track… it is really hard to remember everything!

Here is my completed reading list so far:

Chasing Fire– Nora Roberts

The Search– Nora Roberts

Hidden Star– Nora Roberts

Fallen Star– Nora Roberts

Captive star- Nora Roberts

Richelle Mead – Bloodlines

Richelle Mead – The Golden Lily

Richelle Mead – Indigo Spell

Nicholas Sparks – The Guardian

Stephen King – Carrie

Lewis Carrol – Alice in Wonderland

Nora Roberts – Montana Sky

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Currently reading:

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Nicolas Sparks – The Lucky One

Planning to read:

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Susan Collins: Hunger Games

Susan Collins: Catching Fire

Susan Collins: Mockingjay

Lewis Carrol – Through the Looking Glass

JK Rowling: The Casual Vacancy

Marian Keyes: The Mystery of Mercy Close

Khaled Hosseini: A thousand splendid suns

Let me know if you have other good books I should try!

And here is a quote, because I like them.