Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I should probably water this blog a little bit.

YOU GUYS. Hey. Hi. Sorry, hi. Hey.

Oh, hi.

I know. I know. Absence makes the heart go yonder. But my Tall Man worked five 24-hour shifts over Christmas and it was all I could do to keep the baby alive and fed (single parents, I don't even know. You guys are like superheroes), and then Joel had a week off and we did Festive Things but mostly watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones and then spent quite a lot of time calling for people's heads on spikes.

Or for more Joffrey-slapping. SLAP HIS MINCING LITTLE FACE.

And I've read the books twice, which is great because I can explain who is related to what and who is living in exile because they've betrayed whom (usual fantasy-novel shit, you know) but it is AGONY because I can't be all like, HE IS GOING TO REGRET THAT SEEMINGLY INNOCUOUS DECISION LATER WHEN HE DIES.


Do you hear Arya Stark? Anyone.

Speaking of serieses in which a lot of people are killed, I'm joining the Harry Potter readalong: The One With All The Gifs and you can consider this my Statement of Intent post. I am going to spoiler the shit out of these books so look away if you don't want to know who dies (so far: nobody. Make with the death count, Book One). I read the books back in my first few years of college and not since so they're kind of hazy for me. Let the re-reading begin!


In completely more different news, I helped the Book Smugglers (paragons of book reviewing, those two) cap off Smugglivus, their annual Festival of Things. Head over there to get some help with your New Year's resolutions, and then check out my favorite Smugglivus tradition, the Airing of Grievances.

Scout's honor I will be back here soon. I'm feeling floppy and disorganized, but I MISS your FACES.

C'mere, you guise.

12 comments:

Reading Rambo said...

Oh! You're doing the HP readalong? Okey dokey. Good. Please start hating Sirius so we don't have to do battle.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

Awww...you used the Snape gif I was holding back for my All-Snape, All-the-Time post. Glad you'll be on board with us for the HP readalong!

Kayleigh said...

Wah to the hoo, I'm excited that you're doing the HP readalong. Please ignore Reading Rambo and join the Sirius-love team. We have cookies.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh girl I am SO floppy. So totally floppy that I went dark for the month of January, so there. I'm trying to get caught up, and trying to get my reading mojo back. We will see how that all works out.

Jenners said...

Floppy is my middle name.
And I read HP long long ago too but I'm waiting to reread them with my son. Just a few more years ...

Sarah said...

Yay HP readalong! That Snape GIF is hilarious. And the kitty one is adorable. Well done :)

AnimeJune said...

No way - coincidence of coincidence, I'm re-reading Harry Potter, too! I started the first one because i RAN OUT OF BOOKS while staying at my parents and they had Harry Potter on the shelf in my old room.

LianneLavoie said...

I've often thought about doing a Harry Potter readalong, but that would require me to not read the earlier books in a single sitting each, and I'm not sure I could put them down long enough to wait for people. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone taught me the meaning of unputdownable.

L E Carmichael said...

I highly recommend the Stephen Fry audio versions of the Harry Potter series. So fantastic.

Also, there needs to be less Joffrey slapping and more Joffrey stabbing. Seriously. (I've only read the first book but I'm loving the miniseries.)

alitareads said...

I'm not doing the HP readalong because even though it's been over a year (maybe 2?) since I last reread the books, it feels too soon to go through that emotional upheaval again. But am very much looking forward to you gif-filled HP posts.

Bybee said...

Joffrey looks like Nellie Oleson.

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