It's Sunday again, and I'm back! Barely! In past weeks, you know that I usually meet myself coming and going. Not so this week. I can boil it down to just a couple activities. Taking piggy to the vet, and feeding piggy. It became my mission this week to keep my sweet little pet alive, so I ran him to the vet to get fluids, and to get various tests and procedures. And I hand-fed him every four hours. We've explored every possible reason why he is not eating, and haven't gotten real positive answers. The vet recommended one more week on antibiotics, then she started blurting out phrases like "quality of life" and "should have bounced back by now". So I guess we will see. This whole scenario is not cool with me, but may need to make some tough calls. *gloom*
We did also have relatives in town, I did my normal yard/house/pool stuff, attended a fundraising luncheon for a community that houses adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, went to a friend's Pampered Chef party, and went to our last football game of the spring season! But all of this took a backseat to my piggy.
Because I have been spending most of my day pig-nursing, most of my blogging time has been consumed. I now am six reviews in arrears, and am behind on printed books I should be reading. And I was almost completely absent with my comments this week...I am sorry! I will be back someday I promise.
So what of reading? Well, on the bright side, I've been spending some serious time with my headphones in my ears, and was able to complete an 18-disc audio, "The Distant Hours" almost entirely in one week. I've now started Joe Hill's "Heart-Shaped Box", which is really seriously creepy!
I struggled with print however. I did just finish "Amaryillis in Blueberry", a book club pick that I THOUGHT was for April, but actually was for May. I'm so dense sometimes, I think my brain resides in my butt sometimes. This book was a real struggle for me. I think it was a really good book with great writing, but it failed to engage me. I was so relieved to finally finish it after two weeks of slogging. Now I am working on books for the UCF Book Festival and fearing that I might not finish them in time...perhaps I will just have to spotlight them with the publisher's synopsis. It's going to come down to the wire!
I am planning on participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon on April 9th. This should help me a little I hope. Not only do I have books to read for the Book Festival, but I also have a pile of review copies and stuff that have been patiently waiting for April 1st to come and the TBR Dare to be over. I've decided that this time around, I'm going to leave my computer alone and focus on reading (last time I spent way too much time blogging.) I'm so excited about this event. Are any of you out there going to be participating?
Here is to a wonderful relaxing Sunday for all of you. What are you reading these days? Anything I can't live without?