Weekly Reads 2

This will be the second week of Weekly Reads!  I've also decided to add what I'm watching or listening to the weekly post.

Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber.  Another in the Blossom Street series, although I don't know if I would exactly call it that.  So far, and I'm half way through, the only relation so far to Blossom Street is that one of the women is the boss of the character Alex who is a main feature in the series.  I haven't seen any other relations to the series, minus the fact that is has the same setting.  I like it.  A simple romance as far as I'm concerned.  I'm hoping to be done with it and have a new book to write about next post.


Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carvarnon.  I'm obsessed with Downton Abbey and really could add the show to watching, except for the fact that I cheated and watched Series 3 online as it was released in the UK.  I'm a big fan of The Subway Knits Podcast and am helping out with her Downton Abbey Swap.  We decided to also do a read-along Downton related, and after some voting, this was the book chosen.  So far to me, it's a bit slow.  I'm only 3 chapters in and it takes a while for me to get into non-fiction sometimes.  So far its more about the history and how marriage works amongst the social class of the era.  It is fun to compare parts of the book to the show!  And the narrator is great!  Venusfueri (on Ravelry), who records the podcast wrote that Wanda McCaddon (the narrator of the audio book for Lady Almina) "is the perfect balance between posh and stuffy.  This will be a slower read, since we are doing 3 chapters a week to discuss.


Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  I joined a group my friend started on Facebook, and started doing the shred video yesterday. Jillian kicks your ass!  If you want to sweat and you want to hurt, check it out.  You are supposed to do this video for 20 minutes a day, for 30 days straight - no rest days!  That is going to be my hardest challenge.  There are 3 levels, and you work each level for 10 days.  Most videos don't give you a variety.  I think it's nice that once you might be starting to get bored with the same exact thing you move up to a more challenging, all over new routine!  It's great doing this with a group because we get support from 15 others to keep at it!


  1. Anonymous8:32 PM

    I LOVED 30 Day Shred! And her Ripped in 30! And her Body Revolution! And and and (can you tell, I might just love Jillian Michaels DVDs full stop) Good luck!!! She kicks your butt but it's worth it!

    And psst, I also cheated and watched Downton Abbey as it aired in the UK...I won't do spoilers...but...I want to discuss with somebody!!

    1. You can always email me or find me on Ravelry, if you want to discuss it! I can't help it. I have to cheat! I've had to take it easy with 30 Day Shred, because of my knee. But I'm not going to stop. I'm loving it so far!


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