Friday, 8 October 2010

Discussion Point - What are your current obsessions?

In my house you are either a born reader or you develop a love of reading some where along the line. As the years go by and I develop other interest, always at the top of the list is my reading – there is nothing within reason that I will not drop for my reading…
You remember those sunny days of summer -  I can remember a few that I was curled up in the sofa catching upon my reading.
There were even the moment when the kidlets drive me up the wall -  I just grab my ereader or my latest paper back and head off to the shed... and me going to the shed is very extreme because that’s where a bunch of feral cats live, they use the back of our shed as a sex pit… I am sacred of those things.
My point today is that the Dewey 24hrs Read-A –Thon is tomorrow until Sunday and I was seriously thinking about missing it because my current obsession is my huge bottle of ribbons and buttons.
I am a crafter and any decent crafter worth their salt have a bottle of odds and bits lying around, this is my bottle and button collection. 

Bottle of ribbons – still adding more and more as the days go by

My Mom is getting married and I am doing a wedding album – the preparation freak in me is starting to get scrapbook pages organized. However everything I do seems to end up with buttons and ribbons. Obsessed much!!!
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One of my many boxes of buttons – these are the dark buttons.
Anyhow back to the read-a –thon, after looking at all the books I have that just needs to be read I am going to put in a few hours here and there during the 24hrs to get at least two books read.  I have earmarked
Backstage Pass – Olivia Cunning, because Fiction Vixen raved about it so much…
The Iron Duke – Meljean Brook,  since I have been watching for it for a while now and Smexy Books –gave it a high thumbs up.
 
As the weekend is  upon us – what are your current obsession?  is it cooking for those of us who cant resist that new recipe, or gardening now that the time is getting cooler, I know quite a few people are out capturing the autumn colours on their camera.
Is there anything at the moment taking you away from your reading?

12 Speak To Me:

Stephanie Julian on 8 October 2010 at 17:42 said...

Olivia's book is wonderful! Enjoy.

And I just started The Iron Duke. I loved, loved, loved the prequel in the Burning Up anthology and cannot wait really get into this.

Erotic Horizon on 8 October 2010 at 17:48 said...

Another recommendation Stephanie..

Now I am definately going to hide from the kids and settle into these two...

Saturday morning in bed is sounding better and better now...

:)

Leontine on 8 October 2010 at 18:05 said...

I definitely recognize all the jars full of items, my sister is a crafter and she has wool all over the place to do her knitting (currently she's knitting a bed duvet) she creates 3-d cards, does needlepoint and god knows what else. My current obsession away from reading is playing with Artisteer, a blog design program...it's my way of releasing my inner creativity :)

You've chosen 2 excellent books. I'm going to start BACKSTAGE PASS tonight and anxiously waiting for the arrival of my copy of The iron Duke ;) Have a fantastic read-a-thon hon!

Erotic Horizon on 8 October 2010 at 18:17 said...

There is really nothing like all our bottles and boxes - I don't think us crafters could survive..

I even have a atg gun - that my kids refuse to stop playing with...

Isn't Artisteer just the best - I have had it for a while - but love my blog template so much, I just can't be bothered to change it... I agree it is a neat way to release all that creative tension..

I am so looking forward to these two book - it's nice to be reading books where there is a buzz about them..

:)

Val on 8 October 2010 at 23:25 said...

I collect buttons, too, but I never do anything creative with them. I just like to pour them out of the jar and look at them ever so often. I think it's my hoarding instinct! :)

Chris on 9 October 2010 at 03:06 said...

I have a couple jars of buttons... :)

I'll cheer you on if you do the read-a-thon, but since missed/disrupted sleep is a migraine trigger, I won't be joining you.

hagelrat on 9 October 2010 at 09:28 said...

Hmm, I have a fairly obsessive personality so everything I am enjoying is an obsession for a time.
Good luck with the readathon!!

emeraldfire on 9 October 2010 at 15:18 said...

I tagged you: http://emeraldfiresbookmark.blogspot.com/2010/10/tag-youre-it.html

Erotic Horizon on 14 October 2010 at 20:59 said...

@Val

I think it's my hoarding instinct

Definately hoarding instinct but I love your choice of material to hoard...

There is nothing like pretty buttons...

:)

Erotic Horizon on 14 October 2010 at 21:00 said...

@Cheer...

Those must be really secure from those two demons of your....

Well as long as they dont sparkle you should be fine drom May at least...

:)

Erotic Horizon on 14 October 2010 at 21:02 said...

@Haglerat..

I get you on that one hon..

Sometime I get tunnel vision on my new toys as well....

Hope you are having a great day hon...

:)

Erotic Horizon on 14 October 2010 at 21:03 said...

@Emeraldfire..

Thank you hon.. sorry for the delay..

I will be by in a bit...

:)