I’m back in dreary southern Ohio, where we’ve been absolutely bombarded with rain over the course of the week. The rivers in the area have already reached the flood stage, and everything is just soggy and damp. This is definitely a far cry from my weather last weekend. Let me pause for a moment to reflect (and cry)…
|Sun, sand, friends and books!|
While work hasn’t let up at all, I did come back from my mini-vacation refreshed and in a more positive frame of mind. I also decided I was not going to let work dictate my home life. No more working 12 hours on weekends, no more working an additional 4 hours at night. Home means home, and work means work unless there is an absolute emergency. This is my new philosophy, and I’m sticking to it!
I’ve been reading some great novels lately. The highlight this week was definitely Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it is absolutely worth all the buzz it is generating. I also shared my thoughts on Justin Taylor’s The Gospel of Anarchy, Jim Butcher’s Storm Front, and Michael Grant’s Gone. Connor was too busy to write a review but shared what has been keeping him so busy with videos of his performance at last week’s piano recital. Lastly, I dived into the phenomenon that is the multitude of giveaways and asked what people thought about all of them that are occurring lately.
I managed to finish John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces and Christina Meldrum’s Amaryllis in Blueberry this week. Expect those reviews to go live in two weeks. Other than that, I’m tackling the last of Jean Auel’s Earth Children series with her soon-to-be released The Land of Painted Caves. At 758 pages, I know it is going to take me some time to finish, but I’ll be enjoying her larger-than-life landscapes and people to the very end. As we head into the busy spring season, with soccer starting in two weeks and an increase in ballet practices before the big recital, I plan to spend the day immersed in Ayla’s world again. I can’t think of a better way to spend a gloomy and cold Sunday.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Happy reading!!
It was a wonderful break. I haven't brought home my laptop all week long. It truly helped me figure some things out – like how much my work was taking advantage of me.
So hard to keep the work from intruding on home life isn't it. I'm jealous of your mini vacation – we had SO MUCH SNOW here!
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Completely crass, crude obese man who's view on life is skewed and completely different from others? I'd say it's pretty close. One takes place in Quohog and the other in NOLA. I really liked the comparison.
I remember it was funny, but I don't remember The Family Guy in there, but, of course, I read it before The Family Guy was on TV. Maye I need to reread it to see if Peter is in there. 🙂
No, it was my fault. I forgot to finish writing the post before it went live. Oops! Live and learn! A Confederacy of Dunces is a polarizing novel. People either love it or hate it. Most of my book club hated it. I thought it was hilarious. One of my friends described it as watching Family Guy; she definitely has a point there.
Oops, sorry for some reason, I only saw the photo and not the rest of the post.
I read the Confederacy of Dunces books years ago. I honestly don't remember a lot about it, but I think I liked it.
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This was from last weekend. I really want to be back there again after all the rain we have had this week.
YAY for spring! I can't wait until it is here in earnest.
Six to 10 inches of snow here today.
Glad you're having fun, though. 🙂
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A fabulous way to spend a Sunday. 😀 The sun's come out here aswell! Spring has definitely arrived.
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