Thank you for all the kind comments about my hair. Today is the day that Emma gets her haircut. Her mom is pulling her out of school because the stylist didn't have any other openings before Christmas, so I am eagerly awaiting the after-school viewing.
So anyway, it occurs to me that a casual reader (or even a regular reader) would hardly recognize this as the blog of a book-lover. Other than my participation in Barrie Summy's Book Review Club, I've hardly had a word to say recently on books. Let me tell you why that is...I haven't been reading!! I haven't been reading, and I am feeling the loss. For the past two or three weeks, the only reading I am getting in is while I'm eating my breakfast or lunch alone. Once the last bite has been chewed up, it's back to work. And it's just going to stay busy all the way till Christmas. But I thought I would tell you about the books that have been read in little snippets as time presents itself.
I did just finish Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange. Quite honestly I've had enough of vampires for right now, but I was intrigued--I couldn't resist picking it up. And while it was certainly an entertaining, well-written book, it was, I think, a little slow. I don't want to post any spoilers, but let me just say that it was some time before Elizabeth found out about Darcy's secret, and in the interim, it was just life, if not normal, then at least not overly abnormal. Read between the lines if you can...
Now I have moved on and am allowing myself to switch back and forth between my meat-and-potatoes book and my dessert book (classification style courtesy of Ms. Summy). My M&P book is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, which we've had for a while now and I'm just now getting to, and my dessert book is Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison. I'm just starting both of them, and yesterday was a serious-minded lunch, complemented by The Lost Symbol, so today I chose Angus and spent the entire meal laughing out loud. Seriously, that book is hilarious. I'd had my eye on it for a while (who wouldn't with that title?), but after the Dec. Book Review Club posts, Angus having been reviewed by Barrie herself, I decided I needed to read it. Dan Brown is just going to have to wait, because I plan on lunch dates with Angus for the forseeable future.
What's everyone else reading?