So...there's this game or something on tonight. I don't really watch football because it puts me straight to sleep every single time. But my family is all here watching. And we made some pizza and everyone ate too many chips. And I enjoyed the commercial for one car or another where the dad explained that babies came from another planet.
But really, this weekend has been about crazy concert mode for me. We had a concert on Friday night and one on Saturday afternoon and we raised almost $800 for this organization in Thailand that provides safety, education, and job training to girls and women who are victims of trafficking, the sex trade, or abuse. It was a lot of fun and I'm so proud of what we accomplished but I am ready to sit around like a bum for a day or two!
Read This Week:
By Irene Spencer
Posts from this Past Week:
Wednesdays with David: Time Train
Reviews of The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole and Lost In a Good Book
By Teju Cole
20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker
Deborah Treisman, Editor
By Tosca Lee
What are you reading this week?
I read while the game was on and watched the commercials. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
That seems like a good plan. I mostly ducked in and out - I was making some food and then I played games with some other family members who were not so into the game.Delete
I read Cult Insanity last year - very impressed with the story. It just seems so strange to live that way, made me appreciate my simple little life.ReplyDelete
Happy reading this week Miss Literary Lindsey!
Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian and Don't forget to enter to win Philippa Gregory's "Changeling"
I didn't love the book, but I can certainly appreciate how it makes us thankful for our relatively strife-free lives!Delete
I hope you have a wonderful week too!
Haven't heard of any of these! Hope you enjoy them :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sarah Elizabeth! :)Delete
Well done on the raising of $800! I'm sure the charity will benefit greatly!ReplyDelete
Book wise... I haven't heard of any of these, but it's always great to be exposed to books that you wouldn't usually pick up.
Enjoy your books this week :-)
My It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!
Thanks so much, Jade. I'm really happy with what we accomplished and I had a great time singing.Delete
I agree about Football! Love your blog! This is my fist visit. I am going to follow you!ReplyDelete
Beth @ Free Spirit Books
Yay! I'm so glad you will be sticking around. :)Delete
I'll be looking for your review of Iscariot. It's always interesting to see how authors portray Bible characters.ReplyDelete
I agree. When the publicist sent me the description, I knew I wouldn't be able to say no!Delete
Cult Insanity looks like it would be right in my wheelhouse! And great job helping to raise that money for a very worthy cause.ReplyDelete
I thought the premise of Cult Insanity was really interesting, but unfortunately the book itself fell flat for me.Delete
Thanks so much Audrey! It was a great concert. :)
The book of New Yorker articles sounds interesting!ReplyDelete
The stories are great so far and it's really interesting to see how many of the authors are really popular two years after the books was published. I think they did a good job picking some of the new literary powerhouses.Delete
For a non-football lover it sounds like you had a good Superbowl Sunday ;)ReplyDelete
I think I did alright for myself, although I got my behind kicked pretty badly by my mom and aunt in both Rummikub and Phase 10.Delete
Open City sounds absolutely fantastic--added it to my (never-ending) wishlist on Amazon. I totally missed the superbowl this year--although it's never much more than an excuse to watch commercials and eat dip for me ;)ReplyDelete
I can completely relate to your never-ending book list. :)Delete
Do you mean to say that there is something other than chip and dip consumption that is supposed to happen on Superbowl Sunday??? (confused face)
Iscariot looks like a really good one.ReplyDelete
I just finished it today. It was a great read and moved really quickly.Delete