2009 at 12pm Posted by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
I got all crazy last Sunday and actually put on real pants and left the house, so I’m feeling the need to make up for it today. Hubby was up early for rowing practice, which left me with a chance to sleep in, but since we are keeping my sister’s ginormous (and very sweet) yellow lab this weekend (his name is Angus, and that makes up for a lot), Millie decided that 7am was right for playtime. So I’ve been up for a while.
But I’ve also had a nap on the couch, one of hubby’s famous grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch, and made my first batch of pumpkin bread for the season. It’s nearly done, and the smell is so amazing. Wish I could keep it in the oven all day long and just enjoy the aroma. But alas.
This week was heavy on non-book review posts because, though I’ve been reading, I just haven’t had the time to write reviews, what with cleaning out and organizing the spare room that is soon to be my home office. This week, I brought you guest posts from authors Allison Hoover Bartlett and Thomas Trofimuk, a book review of The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery, and, in two installments, the long-awaited guest blogs from my husband Bob.
I’m hoping to get my act together and finish a couple reviews in the coming week, but the main event will be the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon next Saturday. It’s my first time, and I’ve decided that rather than making a reading list ahead of time, I’m just going to go with whatever I feel like reading. You know the TBR piles are high enough to allow for lots of flexibility.
But the flexibilty will only come, of course, after I complete THE HORRIBLE DARE IN WHICH I READ A NICHOLAS SPARKS BOOK. I figure I don’t want to give up any of my regular reading time, so I’ll just start off with The Last Song as my first read of the read-a-thon, then I can move on to the stuff I actually WANT to read. I’ll be tweeting and blogging throughout the event, so keep an eye out for my #IHeartTheSpark hashtag to follow along.
This afternoon, I’m hoping to finish Vera and the Ambassador and get started with Last Night in Twisted River, the upcoming novel from John Irving, whom I just adore.
Tomorrow is my last official day of work at the bookstore (though I’m staying on part-part-time to help with events through the holidays), then I take over duties for my new job on Tuesday (though I won’t be traveling to the company’s HQ for training/orientation for another few weeks, so I’m anticipating that it will be a bit of a soft/slow start). I’m excited about the change, and once I pick a paint color for my home office (I love bright, bold colors and can’t decide if I want to go with a purple or an orange), all will be right with the world.
What have you been up to this week? Is the wintry weather—if you’re having it—making you lazy this Sunday?