Good morning all of you who are left out there! Lately I've been pondering the state of blogging. I love the friends I've made here, lifelong friends that I confide in and have laughs with. But I can't really call myself a blogger I don't think, if I'm only on here once a week. I guess that's OK. I'm not totally sure how many people are left out there who are reading this but I'll take the few I have. However we are now in a world where rock solid book bloggers with a history are being turned down for review copies, when newbies who gush over everything like crazed 16 year olds are getting the marketing dollars of the publishers. I don't get it. But I think my decision to take a back seat was probably well-timed.
Last week I mentioned that my daughter had done something to her back. That continued this week. She missed three more days of school before the chiropractor got her back up and moving. My son did not have school Thursday or Friday, so what that means is that I had a kid home with me all week. The three of us had a total of four doctors appointments, so bottom line? NOTHING GOT DONE! Ack! I have got to figure out how to get these doctors out of my life! It is a circle of hell, this sitting in waiting rooms.
My son and I went to see "Dear White People" at the movies, which won some awards at the Sundance Film Festival. It was a satire of race relations taking place on a college campus...very smart, hilarious but with some good messages.
My daughter convinced me to start watching one of her (many) favorite TV shows "The Killing" which is a Netflix original. My mom was obsessed with it this past summer, but I tuned it out because I don't need another TV obsession! But I guess I should have listened because it is amazing. Thus, nothing is going to get done until I finish it. I hate it when this happens.
So again, no print reading. None! It is crazy! I finally chucked "Purge", figured that was my problem. I picked up "House of Leaves" and started picking my way through it but this is a PROJECT people. It's going to take some time. For a short bit of entertainment, I then picked up the graphic novel "Watchmen", my son assuring me it was genius. I'm sure it is. I just need to walk away from these TV shows.
On audio, I finished "World of Trouble" by Ben Winters. And WOW. I cannot remember the last time I finished a trilogy/series that rocked my world this way (maybe Harry Potter?). I'm still thinking about it. You know how a scene just sticks in there, and you keep returning to it. I enjoyed all three books, but the final one is a doozy. I'm now about halfway through "The Girl With All the Gifts" by M.R. Carey. Good stuff. Kinda reminds me of "The Passage" by Justin Cronin. Apocalyptic, spooky, touching.
My son had another detail with the Orlando Police Department this morning, but he is on his way home from that. The weather is gorgeous, so I predict we will head outside to do something today. Maybe a long walk, or a round of golf. And we've got The Walking Dead tonight, which is something that makes Sundays the best day of the week. What is everyone up to? Any fall festivals? Happy Sunday!