Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope everyone is experiencing the absolutely gorgeous weather we are having this weekend. Low 80s and sunny with a backdrop of all the fall colors, it is definitely a reminder of the sheer beauty of which Mother Nature is capable. I have a feeling that this is a last hurrah of sorts, so we definitely need to enjoy this while it lasts!
It has been another quite interesting week at work. We finally started some of the town hall meetings with the new owners. I still have no idea what the future holds for us, but they do seem pretty forthright. Their intent is not to screw anyone over, but some of the changes, to operating systems and some of the benefits, are definitely going to take some adjustment time. Granted, two of the gentlemen/upper management who mediated the town hall meetings were from Ireland, and even the most uneducated/guttural Irish accent is lyrical. It does help ease some of the pain of all this to hear them talk.
Connor is still going strong with cross-country. He actually achieved a personal record yesterday, coming it at 13 minutes exactly. Of course, being extremely competitive and hard on himself like he is, he was actually upset at that time, believing that he could have done better. I think he finally realized that a PR is a big deal by the end of the day. It will be interesting to see how he does on his final run next Saturday.
Speaking of next weekend, the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLiBA) trade show is next week already. I have been anticipating this since I came home from it last year. My goal is to not come back with as many books as I did last time. I am looking forward to seeing some faces from last year and meeting new booksellers, authors, and publishers, as well as getting the chance to catch up with Jen from Devourer of Books again. I’ll be sure to share all the goodies when I return!
My reading has really slowed down lately. For the first time in a very long time, I actually ran out of finished books to review.
I am trying to make up for my lack of print books finished with audiobooks. Case in point, I reviewed three different audiobooks this week. That’s a lot of audio. Sadly, they’ve been better than the print books I’ve been reading lately.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (audiobook)
- Death Masks by Jim Butcher (audiobook)
- The True Memoirs of Little K by Adrienne Sharp
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audiobook)