A happy Sunday to you all! I can't even tell you much about last week because I had one eyeball focused on Friday, when we were scheduled to drive up to South Carolina. A little housecleaning, a couple of volleyball games, a few workouts, and whatever. But we hit the road by 6am Friday and were in Kiawah Island by 1pm. By 1:30pm, we had thrown our bags in our room at a resort called The Sanctuary (check this out) and had rented bicycles. We decided last November in St. George how much we love exploring places on bikes, so this is what we did for nearly two straight days. This place is covered with bike paths. That and a few hundred 10 million dollar homes. Hubby and I also squeezed in 18 holes one morning as well, where gators roamed freely and in one instance, stood over one of my balls, refusing to let me have it.
A little after lunch today we will head up to Charleston for a conference. While hubby is in meetings, the kids and I are going to visit a plantation, catch a carriage ride tour through historical Charleston, and do some shopping. Will I eat shrimp and grits? It's tempting. I may need to splurge. They just don't make shrimp and grits anywhere else like they do in the Low country.
I did a little bit of reading this week, despite my distraction. I finished John Hart's "The Last Child" on audio, which was excellent. I had a few issues with some of the pronunciations of certain words...just weird little quirks that drove me nuts. This story is set in North Carolina, but some of the words sounded distinctly Canadian. I'm going to have to chat with Kathy some to make sure. Then I started Anna Quindlen's "Every Last One" which is narrated by the amazing Hope Davis (who also narrated "State of Wonder"). All I know is that "something bad happens" but I haven't gotten to that part yet. Yet I am constantly analyzing who I think is going to get the boot. It makes me tense.
In print, I took a little detour. I have a whole stack of things that need reading, but I found myself at the mall with my daughter last Sunday, stuck sitting and waiting, and waiting and infernally waiting. So I pulled up the Kindle on my phone and started "Bad Marie". I blew through that one pretty quickly - I liked it! I also read Alma Katsu's short story that supplements "The Taker", called "The Devil's Scribe". I'm now about a third of the way through "The Odds" by Stewart O' Nan. He is a great writer, but boy his stories make me so forlorn.
So has anyone heard if there is going to be a Spring Dewey's Readathon? My brain starts to stir when it is That Time, and I didn't see anything on the website. I have a hankering. I'm thinking John Green.
I haven't been doing much commenting lately. I promise soon I will be back in my groove. Also, something really wacky has been going on with Wordpress blogs. No matter what I do, even logging into Wordpress, I cannot leave a comment. It is maddening. I hope they fix this soon.
Hope all of you have a great Sunday. Reading anything I can't miss?