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Happiness Practice - January 18, 2019

It's time for what's making us happy this week! 
First up is Jacqueline Carey's new book, Starless. I read it over the weekend and I enjoyed every minute of it! I can't remember the last time something swept me up so quickly and completely - I stayed up too late reading it Friday night! I find I have a difficult time deciding how to rate books like this - it's maybe not even my favourite of hers - but she did a great job with the world building and the story was interesting and compelling enough that I really just wanted to languish with it. While the story was a little straightforward, sitting down with it all weekend was an absolute joy, and I guess that's about as good as it can get. Supposedly it's a one-shot, which I both appreciate a lot and am a little sad about, but it is just a reminder that she's a really great writer, and that she makes really wonderful stories! I really hope she does end up putting out that new Kushiel's Dart re-write..…

Happiness Practice - January 11, 2019

It's time for what's making us happy this week! 

Something that's been making me happy this week, and many other weeks, and really for years already, is this roasted broccoli sandwich! You guys, it's just so good? So, so good. I know it sounds stupid but really, just trust me. Just make the stupid sandwich, and then marvel at how good it is. I first made it a couple of years ago, and actually blogged about it because it was so good, and now I make it once a month or so on average. It's fairly straight forward and I frequently have everything I need on hand, or I'll just need to buy a bun, so often when I've had a long day or a rough week I'll whip it up and then savour the sandwich made out of broccoli. I know it's weird. Just try it. I delight in it and in sharing it, and have forced many people to eat them with a so far 100% conversion rate. Broccoli. It's what we make sandwiches out of now. 
The other thing making me happy this week is Miss F…

Happiness Practice - January 4, 2019

It's time for what's making us happy this week! 
This week, what's making me happy is... what's making me happy! (The first rule of tautology club...) On a couple of my days off, I finally finished back posting all of these posts to my blog, and it was fun going through all of the posts again and seeing what I was feeling throughout the year. It's been a full year since I started, now, so there were lots to look at, and lots of interesting observations both on my part and yours. In spite of the fact that things were fairly tough overall, and that I had a couple of really down moments, I found a lot of things that brought me happiness, and I think that writing these posts every single week has helped me to cultivate a better, more positive mindset. And sometimes I end up trying new things just in the hope of finding stuff to post about, which is also not a bad approach. And of course, it's always wonderful to see what's making everyone else happy! Whether o…