These past couple of weeks have been busy ones! I’ve been doing the whole job search thing, and let me tell you, I am DEFINITELY ready to be working! Last weekend, my in-laws came into town and we had a fun time hanging out, eating great food, and doing fun stuff around the city. Yesterday was the Rally to Restore Sanity and we went out for that. We didn’t stay long, just because there were so many people and it was crazy, but it was nice to see that many people out to support the idea of rationality and not letting the extremes on both sides have the only say!
Today is the Marine Corps Marathon which happens to run right outside our building’s front door, so I will be at home all day. They shut down all the roads near us, so it’s impossible to get a car out. We may head down and cheer on the runners later, but mostly it’s just going to be a day of reading and catching up!
I was hoping to get some blog work done this weekend, but that’s going to be difficult because my laptop died last week! Supposedly it’s going to be fixed sometime this week, but in the meantime, I’m lost! No, really, it’s not that big of a deal because we have a desktop computer and my husband has his own laptop I’ve been using, it’s just frustrating because I have everything set up on that computer the way I want. I really hope it comes out of this mess okay - they’re going to replace the motherboard of the laptop, which is such a complicated procedure it’s just asking for secondary problems.
This week, I’m giving away a copy of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, a book I loved, so make sure you enter if you’re interested in winning!
I’ve had pretty good reading weeks the last couple of weeks. While the volume of books I’ve been reading isn’t astronomical, I’ve been reading great books, which is much more important to me. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee is one that really sticks out for me, as is Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie. I also finally finished Wolf Hall which I really enjoyed. I’m excited that Mantel is working on a sequel!
Reviews posted this week:
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