I was a featured guest post on She Reads this week, talking about audiobooks (shocking I know). I didn't have a chance to direct you over there because it posted quicker than I expected...go check it out if you want to hear me ramble about my love for audios and Joshilyn Jackson.
I'm also on top of the world right now after a Saturday of AWESOMENESS on the part of my kids. My daughter, a ninth grader, ran Varsity for her Cross Country team, on one of the toughest courses in Florida, and had her Personal Best time. Plus the Varsity Girls took 1st place! And my son's football team remains undefeated, shutting out the other team yet again 29-0 in a field that was a total mud pit. It is so much flipping fun to see your kids kick butt.
But the biggest excitement in my tiny little brain is an upcoming trip. In the past million years, my husband has always had a quickie trip to New York City in late November/early December. I've never been able to go because of kid issues, but this year, we decided that the kid issues would resolve themselves and I've been booked on a flight to go. It is only for two days, but while we are there for two days, we are scheduled to see two Broadway shows.
The first show we are going to see is "Rock of Ages", a tribute to '80's big hair and the bands that supported the revolution. This is OUR GENRE people, and while I didn't see the movie (Tom Cruise as a rock God, no thanks), I will revel in my 6th row seats center stage. I shall bring a lighter to flick at the appropriate times, and will scream at the top of my lungs "POUR SOME SUGAR ON MAAAY (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)". And dammit, I will mean it, even though my mall hair is long gone.
The second show I will be seeing by myself while my husband does his business dinner thang. I shall be seeing..............after premiering only one week prior............THE MUSICAL VERSION OF "REBECCA". Manderley! Mrs. Danvers and Mrs De Winter! OMG! Twists and darkness and singing! I cannot stand it. I am having such a tremendous geek attack, I am not sure I'll be able to sit still in my seat. Holy crap. Anyone want to join me? November 29th, 7:00pm, Row K, seat 108. Be there.
OK, so I will talk quickly about my reading week because now I am rambling. I finished both "Bucolic Plague" by the GayGentlemenFarmersWhomILove and "One Last Thing Before I Go" by JonathanTropperWhomILove on audio, AND also "Drop Dead Healthy" by A.J. Jacobs. All in this week. I rocked the house on audio. I am now a couple of discs into "The Invisible Ones" that all audiophiles say is a must listen. I have to comment that the narrator is pretty amazing so far. I'm a sucker for British accents.
In print I plowed through "Code Name Verity" for my book club meeting on Thursday night. I have to tell you that two people didn't even finish and the rest of us had our issues. There were some pretty amazing things about this book, but it wasn't flawless. Now I am reading my beloved Jo Nesbo's newest book "The Phantom". Which releases on October 2. Plow, plow, plow.
So I am picking up my reading pace. If only I could catch up on the reviews! Ha! That will be next week's goal, although the kids don't have school on Thursday or Friday so I'm wishing myself good luck on that front. On the potential agenda is Sea World and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights.
Hope you all have a relaxing day of reading today. I'm currently headed out for some Sunday morning running before church. What do you have going on today? Any good books I need to know about?