Good morning everyone! I am up bright and early today, and although I have a lot going on today, I’m happy that it’s Sunday. My favorite day of the week. 🙂 I’m gearing up for a busy week at work – I’m working every day (which includes Saturday, so no day off until next Sunday) and it’s going to be a little crazy. Luckily for me, they are required to pay me overtime if I work more than 40 hours, so the paycheck will be a little nicer than usual. Today is Superbowl Sunday, and we are having my sister-in-law and her boyfriend over. I am planning to make this taco dip and these cookies and order a pizza. I don’t much care about football, to be honest, so I plan to do some reading and blogging while everyone else is watching the game. We may also play a few hands of euchre. It’s bound to be a fun and relaxing evening!
I have to admit that I’ve been very, very sad this week. Everyone is talking non-stop about BEA and the Book Blogger Convention. Unfortunately, for multiple reasons, it is truly impossible for me to go. One reason has to do with finances – we just spent a LOT of money to move our lives across the country, we don’t have anything extra right now. And the other reason is work – where I work, we can only have one person off every week of the year, and someone with more seniority than me already has the week of BEA off. The finances thing I might be able to finagle something with, but the work thing is not possible to get around. So, it’s not happening. And I am SO SO SO jealous of all of you who get to go! After two+ years of blogging, I STILL have not met a blogger in person and I really wish I could take this opportunity to do so. Who else is not able to go? Please speak up so we can wallow in self-pity together. 😦
Okay, now that my crying is out of the way, let’s talk a little about books, shall we? This week I managed to get in five reviews. I wrote about Commencement, Love in the Present Tense, A River Called Time, Candor, and The Hobbit. Would you believe that with all that, I am AGAIN five reviews behind? I tend to kind of forget about blogging during the week and do almost everything on Sunday, which is how I end up in this predicament every weekend. If I could just get into the habit of writing reviews during the week… oh, well.
I’m currently in the middle of a few different books. I’m still working on East of Eden, but you’re probably tired of seeing that cover every week, so I’ll just display the other ones. 🙂
How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth edited by John Wade II – this one is a series of short essays by prominent members of society on what we can each do to make this life just a bit more heaven-like. The essays are about all different kinds of things – recycling, being more accepting of religious differences, encouraging democratic societies around the world, etc. I am dipping in and out of it because it’s so easy to pick it up, read an essay or two, and then put it down for a day or so. I’m enjoying it so far.
Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg – I just started this one during my elliptical workout yesterday, and I got about thirty pages in. I think I’m going to read it just while working out and on my lunch breaks, so like thirty minutes at a time. It seems good enough so far – an easy, entertaining read – so I think I’ll end up enjoying it.
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris – Everyone has been raving about this book, so when I saw that my library had it on audio, I couldn’t resist. I am definitely liking this read, although it’s different from what I was expecting. I will have to wait to make my final judgement on it until the end – I have heard the ending is amazing. We’ll see!
Okay, that’s about all I got this Sunday folks. I’m off to start my day – to the gym for a quick workout, then back home to tackle my endless to-do list before tonight. Happy Sunday, everybody! And thanks for stopping by today. 🙂