after a long hiatus....

I thought I should get back into blogging. I certainly love READING blogs well enough, and while there isn't necessarily anything super interesting going on in my life, I should still get the word out to all my adoring fans (see: my cat) what's going on in el Casa del Arielle.

So here's the skinny, party people.

Books I adore lately:
"Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal. (Half way done with this. Can not put it down! It's fantastic! Beautiful! Makes me want to eat everything in sight! AND it's set in my home state, so bonus.)
"My Boyfriend Threw Up In My Handbag... And Other Questions You Can't Ask Martha." by Jolie Kerr. (A book about cleaning? Who wants to read that? Oh wait, I do. Because it's absolutely hilarious. Also, her upbeat chatter about the joys of Scrubbing Bubbles inspired me to go out and by some, and then clean my bathroom. If you know anything about me, you know this is a rare occourance. So this is a gem of a book.)
"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. (Listening to this one, actually. It's read by Jim Dale, a.k.a the guy who narrates the Harry Potter books? It's fan-freaking-tastic so far. I am 3 discs in.)

Shows I'm hooked on:
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. (Season 3 just came up on Netflix. You bet your ass I'm all about those cocktail dresses and fascinators.)
Longmire. (Cowboys plus Katee Sackhoff plus the beautiful scenary of Wyoming? Yes puhleeze.)
Vikings. (I kind of have to be in the mood for this one, but the music is pretty, the costumes are great, and everyone is just gorgeous. Plus... Vikings!)

This weekend's plans: Most of Saturday was taken up with working (#SaturdayLibrarian) but tonight, I'm going over to Miss Dezra's for a little D&D goodness. Tomorrow, I suspect, will be spent not moving for vast periods of time, and watching TV.

How is your life, gentle reader? Please tell me everything.