February Chit Chat

I’m knee deep in revisions and am completely brain-dead so what better time to have a Chit Chat post? *g*

001(Here’s my current collage for my August book, What Happens Between Friends)

Chit Chat is a page on my website where I share what music I’m listening to, what books I’m reading, things I’m currently loving, what I’m watching, what I’m looking forward to and what yummy treat I’m craving. 

 
Here’s what I’m currently…
 
…Listening to:
 
“Twenty Years” by Augustana
 
“Lonelily” by Damien Rice
 
“Letters from the Sky” by Civil Twilight (all of these songs are so perfect for my WIP!)
 
…Reading:
 
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte (Tawny got me this for Christmas and I LOVE it!)
 
RITA books *g* Sorry, can’t disclose their titles but I’m having fun reading them!
 
…Loving:
 
My new favorite drink: Ultra Spice Chai tea made with half apple juice/half water. Yum!
 
Hockey! So glad the season is back on and that the Pittsburgh Penguins are kicking butt :-)
 
…Watching:
 
Last weekend we watched Mumford and Sons at Red Rock and Ballerina, a documentary about Russian ballet dancers.
 
Recent movies include: Sleepless in Seattle and Jumanji *g* 
 
…Looking Forward To:
 
Spring! It’s cold here :-)
 
 …Craving:
 
Pizza and a Blue Moon (beer)

Tell me what you’re currently:

Listening to
Reading
Loving
Watching
Looking forward to
Craving

Comments

26 thoughts on “February Chit Chat

  1. 1
    Barb says:

    is he coming

  2. 2
    Barb says:

    Listening to
    Not really listening to anything …. I like quiet

    Reading
    Suzanne Ferrells Bella’s Touch

    Loving
    Suzanne’s book

    Watching
    Hubby is watching a aussie programme similar to Miss Marples… while I am reading lol

    Looking forward to
    Lunch out tomorrow with Helen and fellow romance readers in Sydney at Darling Harbour

    Craving
    Chocolate

  3. 3
    Anna Sugden says:

    Great post, Beth – I love your chit-chats!

    Listening to – catching up on my hockey podcasts – The Puck Podcast and Talking Red – the Devils’ Podcast. Music-wise, I have a running playlist which is bouncy and keeps me cheerful, even if I can’t run at the moment.

    Reading – The Truth About the Sullivans! Really! Saved them up for after my revisions. Just finished and loved Unravelling the Past and just about to start On Her Side.

    Watching – The Following, Call the Midwife (a lovely BBC drama based on the book about a group of midwives in London in the 50′s), Castle and White Collar. Also just finished watching the final series of the Danish crime show The Killing. Awesome!

    Loving – the fact that hockey is back and my boys have had some afternoon games, so we can watch them live!

    Looking Forward to … Atlanta and seeing all my pals! Also seeing the cover of my first book soon!

    Craving – popcorn! Hot buttered popcorn.

    • 3.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Reading – The Truth About the Sullivans! Really!

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked Layne’s story. Let me know what you think about Griffin in OHS *g*

      Call the Midwife (a lovely BBC drama based on the book about a group of midwives in London in the 50′s)

      I’ve caught parts of this and it was great but I didn’t want to get sucked into a series. I’ll have to see if it’s on DVD!

      I won’t be able to catch all of the game today when my Pens take on your Devils but I’ll be watching them go at it again tomorrow night! Wish we could watch it together!

      I can’t wait to see your cover!

  4. 4
    Kaelee says:

    Listening to ~ Nothing

    Reading ~ Champagne Kisses by Zuri Day

    Loving ~ My 3 phalaenopsis orchids my husband got me as an early Valentine’s present. My brother bought me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas and it now has three stems and 16 flowers.

    Watching ~ The Grammy awards on Sunday

    Looking forward to ~ Chinese food today with my brother and my husband’s sister. One day early for Chinese New Year.

    Craving ~ Fried Clams

    • 4.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Hey, Kaelee!

      My 3 phalaenopsis orchids my husband got me as an early Valentine’s present. My brother bought me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas and it now has three stems and 16 flowers.

      They sound lovely!

      Chinese food today with my brother and my husband’s sister. One day early for Chinese New Year.

      Although I’m craving pizza, Chinese food is my favorite take-out! Now I’m really hungry *g*

  5. 5
    melody may says:

    Listening:

    Maroon 5~ Daylight
    One More Night
    Train~50 Ways to Say Goodbye
    Drive By
    Lumineers~ Ho Hey

    Reading:

    Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
    and few others

    Loving:

    not sure yet, but I’ll find it

    Watching:

    The Big Bang Theory
    waiting for Game of Thrones to come back on.

    Looking forward:

    for Spring. I want warmer weather. Also the new releases on books.

    Craving:

    Nothing really.

    • 5.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Melody, I have a Shannon Stacey book in my TBR pile. I’m looking forward to reading it as I haven’t read her yet *g*

      I’m with you on the warmer weather. I’m freezing! I’m just so glad we have heat – I can’t imagine what those poor people on the coast are going through w/o power!

  6. 6
    catslady says:

    Listening to: Adele
    Reading: I’m doing 3 books for judging (not the Rita’s of course lol)
    Loving: Firefly DVD’s
    Watching:Castle, NCIS, and Big Bang
    Looking forward to:Spring
    Craving:Sunshine

  7. 7
    Connie Fischer says:

    Listening to: I like to listen to the Elvis and 50′s stations on Sirius radio.

    Reading: “Ashton Park” by Murray Pura

    Loving: Playing with my sweet 6-month-old kitten

    Watching: “House of Cards” on Netflix

    Looking forward to: A cruise to the Caribbean next month with hubby, son, DIL and 2 grandchildren :-)

    Craving: Some quiet time to myself to read

    • 7.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Hey, Connie! I have A Little Less Conversation on this book’s playlist *g* It always makes me want to dance!

      Looking forward to: A cruise to the Caribbean next month with hubby, son, DIL and 2 grandchildren

      How fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful time!

  8. 8
    Helen Sibbritt says:

    Beth

    They all sound good and sounds like you are very busy

    Listening to

    Nothing special but I always have the radio on so what ever they play
    Reading

    At the moment I am reading Christmas Eve at Etford Park by Erin Grace and loving it
    Loving

    The photos my son is putting on facebook from New Zealand he is on a cruise with Jayden and Hayley
    Watching

    Not much although I did watch the first rugby League game for the year as the season starts next month and I know then that the weather will cool down
    Looking forward to

    As Barb said I am so looking forward to the romance reader lunch today we are meeting at The Lindt Cafe and then deciding where we are going to have lunch YAY
    Craving

    Chocolate at the Lindt Cafe which I will have today LOL

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • 8.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Hi, Helen! It’s a good kind of busy which makes it easier to deal with *g*

      The photos my son is putting on facebook from New Zealand he is on a cruise with Jayden and Hayley

      How fabulous! Hope they’re having fun :-)

      Enjoy your chocolate!

  9. 9

    Hi Beth! What a fun insight to what you’re up to at the moment. Great idea for a blog. Like a snapshot!

    Listening to: ABC Classic FM Weekend Breakfast Program. Always a pleasure.
    Reading: What I wish I was reading is Tawny’s SEAL book and Nancy’s Renegade. What I’m actually reading is a really dull book called THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH ARISTOCRACY. A yawn a minute – and it’s 800 pages long!
    Loving: Cooler weather after a very steamy January
    Watching: Sherlock Series 2
    Looking forward to: Seeing Driving Miss Daisy this afternoon with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones. Use the Clutch, Luke!
    Craving

    • 9.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Anna, hugs on the dull (and LONG) book! But yay that you get to see Driving MIss Daisy! I love Angela Lansbury – haven’t seen her in anything since Nanny McPhee!

  10. 10
    Jane says:

    Hi Beth,
    Listening to Beyonce and Keane. We saw Keane in concert last week and made me want to check out more of their songs.
    Reading Mallory Kane’s “Death of a Beauty Queen.”
    Loving the Popcorn, Indiana’s Movie Theater Popcorn.
    Watching Banshee, The Following and Spartacus: War of the Damned.
    Looking forward to Game of Thrones season 3.
    Craving chili.

    • 10.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Jane, thanks for mentiong Keane! I’m looking for new songs for the book I’ll be starting next week and they might just have a few that’ll fit the bill *g* How cool you got to see them in concert!

      Chili – yum! Now I’m craving it and some cornbread *g*

  11. 11

    Listening to White Room by Cream and lots of CASH by Johnny Cash…love how haunting his voice is on these songs.

    Reading The Racketteer by John Grisham and undisclosed RITA books

    Loving Just edited Lyndsey’s YA Steampunk, A City In The Air. Love the story and characters. Can’t wait until she finishes book 2 in the series for me to read/edit.

    Watching Rehab Addict, Ripper Street, Justified, NCIS.

    Looking forward to Dreamin In Dallas conference in March, Baseball season to return, releaseing my next book, CLOSE TO THE EDGE

    Craving Sloppy Joes. yea, every so often I just want some messy sloppy Joes.

    • 11.1
      Beth Andrews says:

      Suz, my husband and I love Johnny Cash! Even my daughters have one of his songs on their iPods – Don’t Take Your Guns to Town *g* Not sure why that’s their fave but it is!

      Craving Sloppy Joes

      LOL. Little Sis makes great sloppy Joes and my husband asks for them ALL THE TIME. I have to put my foot down and explain that we are not eating them once a week :-)

  12. 12
    Pissenlit says:

    Listening to: Sherlock(tv series) soundtracks, Andrea Wittgens, Tom Waits, Rhea’s Obsession, Great Lake Swimmers

    Reading: Avery Aames’ The Long Quiche Goodbye and Rhys Bowen’s Evan Help Us

    Loving: The song “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, this knitting webcomic that I recently came across http://worstedforwear.com/

    Watching: Death in Paradise, Republic of Doyle, Bunheads, Murdoch Mysteries, Bones, both NCISs and rewatching Thunderbirds(Supermarionation! Woo!)

    Looking forward to: The new Die Hard movie and Doctor Who starting up again

    Craving: Oysters…*SHRUG*

  13. 13

    Listening to : Movie Soundtracks – Emma and Tangled. Throwing in a little Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro.

    Reading : Just finished Victoria Alexander’s The Importance of Being Wicked and it was an absolute delight!! Funny, sexy with a heroine and hero who each give as good as they get. Also reading The English Landed Estate In Nineteenth Century England : Its Administration. A bit dry, but actually a fascinating read.

    Loving : The fact I am off work tomorrow!

    Watching : Season One of Criminal Minds. Next up – Beauty and the Beast (I need something happy and lively after the day I had at work!)

    Looking forward to : My week long vacation in March. Not going anywhere, but hope to get lots done around the house and relax with my furry buddies.

    Craving : My Mom’s Chicken and Dumplings. The ultimate comfort food!