|Scored this owl lamp from a friend!|
-- Saturday was much better; it was Readathon day! I'll do my official post tomorrow. It will be a bit more introspective than my typical Readathon update (at least that's what I'm hoping).
-- I'd like to say that The Bronte Myth is absolutely fascinating. I am so glad I'm reading it post-Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I think this would be a great book to read BEFORE one tackles Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte.
-- I'm also re-reading The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen; I'm pleased to report that I am affirmed in my belief that Elizabeth Bowen is one of the best short story authors EVER.
-- Hey, be prepared to be beaten over the head with this -- donate money to cure pediatric cancer and I WILL SHAVE MY HEAD. Thanks to everyone who has give so far!
-- Yesterday was a busy day with grocery shopping and a five-hour long late-night shift at the library. But the afternoon was fabulous! I took the kids to a playdate at the park and we spent nearly two hours outside enjoying the outdoors.
-- Sam is super excited today because tonight he is going to see Rammstein with his friend Andrew. I am super excited because I AM NOT going to see Rammstein!
-- I cannot wait until Friday -- my birthday -- I'm going to spend the morning with Sam hanging artwork at the coffee shop and then we are off for a kid-free weekend. Plans for the weekend include: high tea, book shopping, art museum viewing, great food, looking at dinosaur bones, and two nights in a hotel (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
-- Two more quick bookish things! It is Muriel Spark week and I will be cracking open Memento Mori as soon as I finish The Bronte Myth. AND I picked my audiobook; I'm listening to Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman and I'm loving it.
Okay.... my work break is over. Time to go get back to work. Have a great week, y'all!