Good morning and a happy long Labor Day Weekend to you all! It has been a busy week here at the Nawrot house!
The first bit of fun was on Monday night. I met up with Jackie from Farm Lane Books for dinner while she was visiting here from England with her family. Jackie and I have been following each other almost since the beginning of our blogging careers, so it was really nice to finally meet her in real life! I got to meet her adorable husband and children as well. I've said this before but it is kinda amazing when you do a blogger meet-up...it feels like you've known them forever.
We also had a back-to-school night at my daughter's school on Wednesday, which is a three hour ordeal. I brought my husband this time so he could see what he was paying for. It was at this event that I learned that there is a long waiting list for student parking spaces. So that dream that in three weeks, when my daughter gets her license, my troubles are over? Nope. A little piece of me died when I found that out. I can't even think about it.
The husband was out of town later in the week, on his annual trip to Chicago. I got my first turn in getting both kids to school in the morning! Hee Hee! (That would be my maniacal cackling.)
If we are going to do a glass half full attitude though, I am KILLING the audiobooks. I finished up "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz, which really pulled me in but overall had some issues. I won't go into the specifics but the link will connect you with my Goodreads thoughts. I then quickly flew through the fifth installment of the Kate Burkholder series "Her Last Breath" by Linda Castillo. This series will never be a mind-blower, but is fascinating because it takes place in Amish country. A very treacherous Amish country it seems...I'm thinking more murders per capita there than Chicago. Then just yesterday I finished up Rob Lowe's second memoir "Love Life". While I didn't totally love this one as much as his first, it was entertaining albeit a bit scattered. Inspired by someone (I'm sorry I can't remember who), I decided to start the Swedish crime series by Camilla Lackberg, "The Ice Princess". If I enjoy it, there are six or seven more installments to pursue.
In print I read the short but devastating "The Colour of Milk" by Nell Leyshon. Then I turned to "Wool" by Hugh Howey. This one is going to take longer. It has some amazing world building I must admit, I just haven't been settled enough to really sit down and dig in. Maybe this weekend.
So before I sign off, I just wanted to let you know that Ti at Book Chatter and I will announce a fun project tomorrow that we hatched a few weeks ago. You know how those e-mails go...you start talking about something and before you know, it spirals into a Thing. Just earmark your October. Stay tuned!