Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Total Neglect On My Part

Ugh. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had any time to get crackin on my stack of books piling up! And as the weather turns warmer here in Nashville, I'm itching to get outside, sit in the sun and enjoy a good book!

Any spare moment I get I pick up Kaffir Boy which was last month's book club pick. It is so freakin intense and not one I would recommend before heading off to bed. Even still, I'm thoroughly enjoying it and will write up a review as soon as I've finished. I don't normally pick up these type of books unless they're assigned for book club, so its good that I'm getting stretched outside of my comfort zone.
One of my huge goals this summer is to read some of the ARC's I've received over the last 6 months. I feel awful I haven't gotten to them yet, so I'm making that a HUGE priority to work on. Even just yesterday I received The Passage by Justin Cronin from Random House Publishing and I can't wait to get started on it! The cover is just intoxicating and the storyline is again not normally something I would pick up and completely intriguing. Have any of you read this one yet? I'm curious as to what y'all think?
Other books on my ARC list to knock out are The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman,
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner,
Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles,
and then finally Then Came the Evening by Brian HartEven confessing that I have these titles and have not reviewed them yet puts a huge knot of guilt in my stomach and I feel just sick thinking about it. Like just as guilty as I still feel about not sending out all my thank you cards for our wedding 4 years ago (yeah I know I suck and it eats away at me ALL the time).

As for other updates - my inlaws arrived into town last night and will be staying with us for a week! I'm super excited because it will force me to relax and enjoy some fun things! We have planned to work on a puzzle (I'm a puzzle nut and love them), head out to see the Bodies Exhibit, maybe catch a movie and then Friday I'm off work for Good Friday (you gotta love the South!)! As a special treat, my inlaws brought me a HUGE box of Myers Lemons from their tree. Myers Lemons are SO good with a glass of sweet tea and I have so many of them now that I'm going to look up some recipes to use them with. Plus Sherry recommended squeezing the juice into ice trays & freezing it to make the lemon juice last longer. Then all I have to do is drop a few cubes into my ice tea whenever I want it - LOVIN' THAT IDEA!

1 comment:

ReSoNate said...

I read Kaffir Boy years ago - I agree it's intense, but a story that needed to be told... definitely not a "warm and fuzzy" story.