I've been breaking my own rule about blogging with no more than four days between posts. Our computers have been freaking out on us and so it just has not been enjoyable to even turn them on lately, because even when we do something terribly frustrating happens. There must be a wicked gadget fairy in our house because it seems that all of our gadgets are pooping out on us. Isn't there a spray or an extermination guy I can call to get rid of this thing?
I must confess, this book is not my type. And I started reading it last year when Matt had checked it out from the library. (Really I checked it out for him because he had mentioned it and then I brought it home and told him to read it.) But I didn't finish it. I lost interest. This time though, my book club was reading it, so I did to. I tricked myself into reading it by figuring out how many pages I had to read a day in order to have it read by the meeting. So I read 29 pages a day and then I got to put it down and read something else. My problem is that there is no plot. Books with out plot are really hard for me to get through. This is not to say it wasn't very interesting, because IT WAS. I recommend it. It gives you insight into human nature from Satan's (and his minions) point of view. And it is pretty comical. There were quite a few eye openers for me too. But I'd have to say that the best part was going to book club to hear what everyone else had to say about it. I loved hearing what my friends got out of it. People - If you enjoy reading - join a book club, or start one. As someone who feels like reading is very therapeutic, talking about what I read, and hearing about what others got from reading the same thing is so awesome! I can't wait until next book club!
Miracles of Santo Fico is so good! I loved this book. There is great character developement and I totally felt like I knew where each was coming from. It's about a small Tuscan town in which many are living with regret and wishing their lives were different. Some are even looking for "a sign". The plot is excellent and the story moves along at a good rate. I was so happy with the resolution and the end of the book. I liked this book so much that I am going to recommend it to my book club. If any of you decide to read it,or have already, let me know so we can talk.
The week hasn't been that busy, but it has been strange. Sam had Type A Influenza, so I didn't go to work all week and so my routine has been a little skewed, thus no blogging. How is it that a kid with a 101 degree temp., which got up to 103, can walk, run and scamper around the house like nothing is wrong? He wouldn't sit still. And every time he moved around too much or got too loud he would go into coughing fits. No amount of explaining to him what was causing these fits could convince him to sit still. The first day on the cough syrup he was a bit stymied. But not for long. I do think it helped him sleep better at night though. Today, which would be day 11 of the whole drama, he slept in until 11am and then was back to sleep by 2pm. We woke him up around 3:30. Now I am just praying he will go to bed tonight. The plan was to put him down early, around 7, so he could be ready to go back to school tomorrow. He hasn't had a fever for almost three days, so we think he is ready. I must admit though, it has been nice staying home with him.I am so looking forward to summer.
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The other day while I sat on the bed stalking people through their blogs, Sam sat next to me with our "wedding album". He was very quiet. I said, "Aren't those pictures pretty?" He said, "Yeah." and pointing at the picture, which happened to be the traditional shot of the rings- you know, where she puts her hand on his and you know it's love - Anyway, he points at the picture and says "Yeah, but your hand looks fat in this one." Later, THAT SAME NIGHT - he's sitting on my lap and he's looking at me with a bemused expression and I'm thinking: Aww, he loves me so much. And then he laughs and says, "Ha ha, you're growing a mustache!"
Did I say he's sweet? I think I meant what a little jerk face!
Gilda did not disappoint! She is so cute, funny and likeable. She has a psychic adventure in her new school, a private school she gets a scholarship to. When she goes to the school with her mother for a tour, she immediately recognizes that the place is full of secrets and decides then to attend. Her spunky personality and crazy antics contiue at school and home as she tries to run off her mothers boyfriend. The letters to her deceased father seem to play a bigger part in this book than they did in the last. They are still very touching. I highly recommend this book. Go to you local library and check out a Gilda book - They are hilarious.
Big Boned is a book written by the same author as The Princess Diaries. I didn't know this when I picked up the book from the library, but I read it on the inside cover. This book follows a former pop star who now lives an ordinary life - if you can say that being the assistant director of the DEATH DORMS of New York College ordinary. She narrates the story, which ends up being a bit of a mystery, and at first her rhythm is a bit confusing and disconcerting but once you get used to it, it flows nicely. I laughed out loud at several parts of this story. (And sometimes I couldn't stop.) There is quite a bit of sex talk in this book, this is a warning. Overall I enjoyed it.