Well,I quit my job, and during my two weeks notice, I tried to never work in the evenings, same thing for during the week of in between jobs, and of course, for the first two weeks of my job. Now that I am in week three, I could no longer prevent myself from logging on in the evening to do some work. What does this have to do with anything? Excuses for not blogging of course!
But what have I been doing all this time???!!!
I can account for at least three days like this: purchase the first book in the Hunger Games series, go home, read the whole thing, go to sleep between midnight and 2:00 am depending on how much I was able to ignore my family, wake up groggy, repeat for books 2 and 3.
The first time I tried to buy The Hunger Games, I went to the Boulder Bookstore and looked in new fiction and couldn’t find it. It had been recommended to me by at least 2 friends like this, “It’s not normally the kind of book I would read, but I couldn’t put it down.” So I thought, “Maybe it’s too low brow for the Boulder Bookstore? Maybe I should be looking for it at King Soopers or the airport or something?” Then I looked online and saw that the Boulder Bookstore actually had 38 copies… and that they were in the Young Adult section. Ooooooohhhhhh. You know where else they had some? Right in the entryway with the rest of the bestsellers. I am just blind, apparently.
I decided to recommend The Hunger Games to my friend Chad, and that was a embarrassing as well, because apparently he recommended them to me months and months ago and I said, “meh. no thanks.” So have you heard of this series and not been intrigued? If you have 5 straight hours available, you might as well read the first book before the movies comes out. The trailer was released today. I’d link to it, but you should really read the book before you see the movie trailer.
Speaking of YA books, I have also read the first 3 Harry Potter books, and some adult books as well! State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, and probably some other stuff that I am too lazy to look up right now. That’s 8 books in 5 weeks, not bad at all!
In other news, I have also baked banana bread and a peach cobbler. And when I asked Jack if he wanted any butter on his banana bread he said, “No, just give it to me straight.”
I LOVE Richard Russo! How did you like that Old Cape Magic? I really liked the other one where he was an English professor…Straight Man.
A year or so ago I read a great YA book : The Possibilities of Sainthood by
Donna Freitas. might find that one down at the Airport too.
I’ll check out your latest recommendation.
I’m just glad people still read books! ; )
Laura, I knew you were a big Russo fan, but I couldn’t remember what your fave was. I have Bridge of Sighs out from the library. Hopefully I won’t burn out on him before I get to Straight Man. I also have Ann Patchett’s run. Not sure what is going to be my vacation read. Also, Laura I don’t recommend the Hunger Games for you though. Too traumatizing. But State of Wonder was great.