Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Salon: Here I Go Again

 Good morning and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Aren't long weekends awesome?  Except that this holiday marks the onset of summer, and every school day after this point is positively grueling for everyone involved.  My daughter has finals next week but my son goes for a week past that, so I'm preparing for bad moods and drama all around.  Me included.  I'm just sending out the warning.

Not much I'm going to say about this past week except good riddance.  It sucked pretty much from beginning to end, and it caused heart palpitations and eye twitches.  It picked up a bit towards the weekend with some dinners and get-togethers with friends, which is always a balm to smooth over the rough edges.

Because of the general suckiness of the week, I wasn't hugely productive with the reading.  I did finish "The Hypnotist's Love Story" and while it had all of Liane Moriarty's easy prose and insight into a woman's heart, it didn't blow me away like "What Alice Forgot" did.  It didn't seem to have much direction.  I have just started a book called "Metro 2033", a post-apocalyptic novel that was made into a video game, and something my son REALLY wants me to read.

I also finished Jen Lancaster's "Here I Go Again" on audio.  It was completely ludicrous and predictable, but I honestly had a ball with it.  If you love the movie Groundhog Day, or the book "Before I Fall", and you spent your formative years in the '80's, you really have to give this one a shot.  Funny as HELL!  I'm now maybe a third of the way through "The Fifth Wave" and am intrigued.  Them's some nasty aliens.

I know many of you are headed out to BEA in New York soon, so I want to wish you safe travels, a good time and good books.  I'm thinking it is probably going to be pretty slow around here next week.  Maybe I should just shut down the blog?  Not a bad idea.  I just might.  Hmmm...

So what plans do you all have for the rest of the weekend?  A short trip?  A barbecue?  Sleeping in and reading?  Whatever is on your agenda for the next couple of days, hope you have a great time!


15 comments:

Beth F said...

I'll be on the go! Mr BFR, however, is looking forward to a week of peace and quiet and complete control over the TV

bermudaonion said...

I sure hope this week is better for you!

I read Here I Go Again in print and really enjoyed it too. I'm glad you're reading a book your son recommended - I discovered some great books that way when Vance was growing up.

JoAnn said...

I haven't made plans to attend BEA, but now it looks like I may be in NYC for a couple of days this week anyway.

Will give the next batch of Penguin Audio downloads my best shot, but will contact you if I still can't get it to work. Thanks for the offer to help!

Carrie said...

I'm listening to Farewell, Dorothy Parker on audio - you must listen to it; it's awesome!

Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader said...

I hope the upcoming week is a MUCH better one for you! No big Memorial Day plans here, just working around the house. I made a big to-do list that had my family in a panic. Ha!

Have a great weekend!

stacybuckeye said...

I wish I was going to BEA!

Alice Teh said...

Oh Sandy... is this week looking much better for you? I had fun last weekend with my family coming to visit. I'm heading off to a short weekend trip four days from now. I'm taking Keri Smith's THE POCKET SCAVENGER with me, and hope to be "treasure hunting" for a bit in Langkawi (the island where I'd be heading to this weekend).

Jackie Bailey said...

Sorry to hear you had a bad week. I hope that the next one is much better and your daughter's exams go well. Good luck!

Ti said...

My weekend was rather suckish so I can relate. My son was in a mood. I suspect girl trouble but he denies it's that. I just can't deal with the attitude on a good day so when I am still feeling crappy, his mood stuff really sets me off.

His sarcastic "Yes, Mother" "No, Mother" is enough to make me want to ship him off to boarding school. He has finals this week and then he is out but he'll be busy with summer school and cross country and the show so we'll see if he gets any better.

Julie P. said...

We'll miss you at BEA!

Darlene said...

I hope the week is going ok and not as bad as you though it would. The end of the school year is always a nightmare.

I have The Hypnotist's Love Story on audio. I'll have to get to it soon. She has another new one coming out I think.

No BEA for me either but I bet you're right and it will be a slow week. It has been already.

Jenners said...

Here I Go Again was a hoot, wasn't it? A fun silly book …glad she found her way to writing novels as I think she was running out of material for her memoirs.

Melody said...

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day holiday and that next week will be better!

Have been slow in my reading and blogging as well... nowadays reading posts at Google Reader has been a challenge to me as I rarely logon to it but I'll try!!! I think watching too many dramas is one of the reasons, haha.

Hope you've a great day ahead!

Iliana said...

Hope you've been enjoying your long weekend, Sandy! Sounds like your kids are going to keep you super busy with end of school stuff. I wish I was going to BEA. Oh this thing call work ;)

Marie said...

We did a lot of sleeping in and reading over Memorial Day weekend. It rained in Boston for most it but we did get some grilling in by the end of the weekend!