A slightly groggy Sunday morning to you all, especially if you participated in the Spring Readathon like me. I always really look forward to these things, and usually the one held in the spring is the one where I can really invest. That was not the case this time around. On Thursday I caught some kind of ugly virus that involved sweating and chilling and exploding heads, and it was still going on Saturday morning. I had to take my son to Andre's for a workout Saturday morning, and while he worked out I spent an hour on the elliptical, and what do you know? It did sweat out some toxins. I had a girl's volleyball game after that, so I didn't start the reading in earnest until about 3pm.
The anti-readathon gremlins were still working to derail me though, even at that point. My daughter had a friend over to work on a year-end project (one of several in progress right now that would like to drive me to the bottle), and at one point they were testing their homemade mousetrap car in my reading space. They all demanded dinner at one point. My husband and son kept begging me to watch movies, and a thunderstorm was raging. But I stuck to my guns. I finished "Divergent", as well as the first in the "Fables" graphic novel series, and a decent chunk of "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis. I did not participate in any mini challenges, because that just disrupts my mojo. I have so little time to just sit and read and I totally relish in it. I crashed about 1am. I don't think I've pulled an all-nighter ever, not even in college.
By the way, I have pre-ordered "Insurgent", the sequel to "Divergent", which is released on May 1. My daughter and I are pretty darned excited about it.
As for the rest of the week, all I can say is that except for Friday, when I was home sweating and moaning and groaning, I was on the go. And I can't even tell you why exactly, it is a blur. Errands of all sorts, hairdresser, getting crap from Lowe's for these damn projects, eye appointments, volleyball, golf, school stuff. I don't know anything about writing reviews or reading blogs.
I was able to finish "Killing Lincoln" on audio, and I can't say I was overly impressed. Once I heard that a lot of this stuff was inaccurate (according to the experts) I became distracted with how much to believe and how much to ignore. I am now about halfway through "Swamplandia" which is just...strange. I really assumed I would love this, because I am drawn to anything old Florida. But it is not what I was expecting, and the narrators aren't quite right. I could change my mind before the end, though. It has happened.
In print, before the readathon, I read Wiley Cash's "A Land More Kind Than Home" and I was completely BESOTTED with it. It drew me in from the first chapter. I couldn't be more pleased because Wiley is a stand-up guy.
One irritation I've had this week is Blogger. All of my prescheduled posts have not been posting!!! I have to post them manually. Has anyone else been having this problem? I remember a couple of years ago when this happened (I was in Poland and could do nothing about it, thanks Blogger). Or is it just me?
Today we're looking at church, horse (if it doesn't rain, which it probably will) and a couple hours at the animal shelter. And sleep. And fortifying myself for what I view to be a particularly squirrelly week ahead.