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!