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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Of Ramblings and Readings

Well, well, well...here it is, September, and I've finished two books in the past month. It's not that I haven't been reading, it's that what I've been reading has been slow going, and most of that blame can be squarely laid at my feet.



First I read The Twelve by Justin Cronin (see review below) and that sucker was HUGE and INVOLVED. Very, very well done but it took quite a while to move through all the layers and story lines.

Next I've been tackling:


I've been reviewing it for HNS so I can't post a review here yet. I will say that ultimately I loved it and I'll recommend it for those who love good historical fiction with a solid mystery.

Mostly, however, I've just been:


That's right, just plain old distracted. School started up August 1 and it's been a rough start with teacher evals, Core standards, and an eighth grade class shipped in from hell every day to give the devil a break. Plus high school band season is rolling and with youngest daughter in her junior year, we're as busy as ever with all that stuff. I've also become involved with an online group that writes fan fic and I am loving the opportunity to get back to writing! It's been good for me to be complimented on my writing skills and just plain fun interacting with the others in the group. 

Next up I'm going to enjoy

for review for HNS. I missed the first in the series so I hope that won't be detrimental to figuring out what's going on. This one looks super good! 

Finally, I took Thursday off to accompany K to the Country Music Hall of Fame where we went to an intimate interview with Keith Urban! You guys know I love me some Keith and he did't disappoint. Very down to earth answering the 400 high schoolers' questions and interacting with the crowd. 

That's it, that's all from me for now. What's up with you?


~taminator40

5 comments:

Stepfordmomto2 said...

My son was just awarded Squadron -Airman of the Month (received the award the same week he turned 21) and my daughter just finished up her first team tennis tournament of the year. They ended up 4th out of 16.

Taminator said...

Wow, Nancy, that is so awesome! You have every reason to be so proud of both of them. You're an amazing mom.

Stepfordmomto2 said...

Thank you.

Bookfool said...

I particularly love the little distraction image. That made me giggle. I'm having a crap reading month, myself. Hopefully, that'll improve soon, along with the speed of unpacking. ;)

Gah. Keith Urban. You get to do all the fun music stuff!

Bookfool said...

I particularly love the little distraction image. That made me giggle. I'm having a crap reading month, myself. Hopefully, that'll improve soon, along with the speed of unpacking. ;)

Gah. Keith Urban. You get to do all the fun music stuff!