Hola friends! Small admission...I'm writing this from the blogger suite of the UCF Book Festival on Saturday afternoon. I'm not likely to be home tonight until close to midnight so it's now or never. So forgive me if I seem distracted.
This week wasn't quite as busy as the Busy Sandy week. It felt a little unproductive with all the running around. My son had to impersonate John F. Kennedy for a living history presentation, I had to take the kids to renew their passports for our trip this summer (even though the passports didn't expire until August, we still had to renew...what the hell is an expiration date for then???), and various waiting around for appointments at my house AGAIN. In the process of having a front porch built, they guys blew out our Internet cable, so that was nice. Thank God for satellite Internet.
The highlight, of course, was the UCF Book Festival, which I touched on yesterday. We had the Author Reception on Friday night, then the actual event all day Saturday. From 10:00 to 4:00 there were incredible author panels, plus there was an arena full of booths (literary t-shirts, bookmarks, and books were purchased!). There was way more going on for this humble little Sunday thing, so I will recap sometime next week. Suffice it to say, I was buzzing by the end of the day.
So what of reading? I wrapped up Michael Harvey's "The Fifth Floor" on audio, a nice quick crime thriller with lots of excitement and a great tour of the local's Chicago. Then I jumped into Jennifer Donnelly's "Revolution", and I am LOVING it. OMG. I am five discs in...sure hope it doesn't slide downhill because there is a potential here for a favorite read for 2011.
In print, I finished Alexandrea Weiss' "Recovery", the sequel to "To My Senses". And it made my hair stand up on end, in a good way. Alexandrea!!! What the HECK are you doing to me??? Ack! Then I squeezed in a little Shaun Tan with "Lost & Found", which is a collection of three graphic novels published earlier. Love his stuff. Then on to "Mercy Creek", a little southern novel sent to me by Hub City Press.
But I am antsy. Because James is hosting the Hop Along Git Along Read Along in May. Just read one Western. Now don't snicker! I'm not a Western kind of girl, but one of the best books I've ever read, "Outlaw" by Warren Kiefer, is a Western. I read it years ago before blogging, and it was borrowed from a friend. I bought myself my own used copy on Amazon and I'm reading that thing NEXT. So excited. You must give it a try, and if you don't believe me, just wait for my review!
So what is going on in your lives these days? Big plans for today? I promised my daughter I would take her shopping, so I will smile and I will not complain and I will enjoy it!