Yo peeps! Well, I mouthed off again about our wonderful, mid-seventies weather this week and it quickly turned cold again - as cold as Florida gets anyway. I'm sitting here with cold toes (but a warm heart). Well, it was good while it lasted. While our golf game did end up getting rained out on Monday, my regular Thursday round with my lady friends couldn't have been more perfect. Still, since the kids were home for the Monday holiday, my daughter was home sick for two days this week, and the entire day on Friday was spent babysitting electronic dudes hooking up our sound system, nothing much was accomplished.
See, I am extremely distracted by the fun of having this big ass TV and speakers and stuff hooked up in our future media room. 3D! Streaming Netflix! Streaming Pandora! iPod connectivity! Now all we need is furniture. We watched a movie last night in our lawn chairs, people. Comfort won't be ours until early March. Ahhhh! Think of the movies I will watch! The downside is that I'm focusing on DVD storage, purging old CDs, ordering blinds, and where I'm going to put my displaced cabinet. Who can read with all this going on?
Not me. I did finish "The Cypress House", which I enjoyed immensely. Then I pulled a SIBA book from the shelves called "Exposed", which is a YA novel written in free verse, and it blew me out of my flip flops. Read it in two hours, even with all the chaos in the house. Now I am languishing (in other words, reading verrrrry slowly) in "An Object of Beauty" by Steve Martin. I'm quite taken with it actually. Just need to hunker down and dig in. (Who the hell knew this man could write???)
I'm still listening to "Angelology", and I'm totally loving it. It is just LONG...like 17 discs long. I will finish it up this next week though, I'm sure. How I'm going to review it, I have no idea...cross that bridge later, with the assistance of Mr. Pinot Noir. But hear ye, hear ye! I received both "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin AND "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton on audio this week! Hello! More fun than one audiobook junkie can handle almost.
And speaking of Tom Franklin, I received the best news this week. Mr. Franklin (via publicists) has agreed to call in to the Heathrow Literary Society in April to discuss Crooked Letter!!!! You about had to scrape me off the ceiling after I got the news. I will tip my hat to the ever-connected ever-entertaining Rebecca for pointing me in the right direction on that one.
So I hear many of you are participating in Bloggiesta this weekend. I didn't see it coming, but I almost never have that kind of time on weekends. I did manage to catch up with reviews on Friday while the techies were in the house, so I guess that counts. You all did cause me to sit and think about a few goals for the year, primarily copyrighting my blog, and coming up with a review policy.
A couple highlights coming next week. First, Books Babes and Bordeaux will be meeting to discuss "The Lotus Eaters", with Tatjana Soli calling in to talk to us. (I'll post a highlight on that event.) Then my family will be staying at a Universal Studios resort for the weekend, and participating in lots of Harry Potter, rollercoasters, and fine dining, pretending we are on vacation. Woo hoo! I'm sorry in advance if I don't make it around to all your posts. I'll do my best!
I hope you all have a relaxing, productive (for Bloggiesta participants) Sunday. What are you up to today?