Just to let you know, this is one of those posts that is going to meander...just about everywhere *grin*
Last month I was thrilled to discover that I had won second prize in the Trapped In A Restaurant Meme hosted by the lovely and very talented author of Mind Games - Carolyn Crane of The Thrillonth Page! Thank you so much Carolyn! Second prize was intended to be US$50 towards dinner at a restaurant to celebrate the release of Mind Games and the fact that one of the characters (Sterling Packard) hasn't set foot outside the Mongolian Delites restaurant for 8 years. Unfortunately, our respective locations being what they are, the logistics were rather complicated. The lovely Carolyn therefore very kindly agreed that 'mind food' was an acceptable alternative, and thus forwarded me an Amazon gift card! I have to be honest, I had the gift card spent almost instantaneously! Anyway, I thought I would share with you what I bought:
*The Archer's Heart (Astrid Amara)
* Fallen from Grace (Laura Leone)
* Fragile Eternity (Melissa Marr)
* In for a Penny (Rose Lerner)
* Radiant Shadows (Melissa Marr)
A rather eclectic groups of books, yes? I'm an absolute fan of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, which explains Fragile Eternity and Radiant Shadows. And I kept hearing amazing things about In For A Penny, plus it contains two of my favourite historical romance tropes - marriage of convenience and estate rehabilitation. Fallen From Grace completely intrigues me...I can't wait to read it. And last but by no means least (because this book was actually the first book I ordered) is The Archer's Heart (Astrid Amara). What can I say- m/m plus fantasy in conjunction with an stellar review by the amazingly brilliant Kris from Kris 'N' Good Books had me exceptionally eager to read this book. It's taken me a while to purchase it but soon... *rubs hands with glee* Oh, and any m/m fantasy suggestions more than welcome *grin* And yes, the gift card covered all those books (I covered the postage). So THANK YOU Carolyn! *hugs*
As of last Monday, 9 months to the day since I started my healthy eating plan, I am 100 g (0.22 lb) away my goal weight of 57.5 kg (126.5 lb). Can we say frustrated? Almost there! Trying to find the silver lining, I have lost 16.2 kg (~35.5 lb) in the last 9 months - I had to go and purchase some new jeans last weekend (Levis - I always wear Levis :) So, 100 g to go. I am so going to reach my goal!
Also, exactly two months ago today I became the proud owner of my first house! Yes, I am a first time house buyer. It...needs a lot of work, but it's all mine...well, mine and the bank's, but mostly mine!
I've also just finished watching Season 1 of Criminal Minds...can I just say I hate cliffhangers...and that I love my best friend, the wonderful Starfire from Songs & Spinnings, who is going to lend me Season 2. The question is...how much of a delay before I race around to collect it is reasonable? In the interim, I'm watching the new Stargate Universe episodes...so much plotting.
So, what's been going on in your life of late?
Edited to add: Healthy eating plan data. I can't believe I forgot to include it originally!