Blogger has been positively putzy on the formatting front the last few days. Getting Estella's Revenge online-ready has been painful, but I think *most* of the kinks are ironed out now.
It's a fantabulous issue this time 'round (I know, I say that every time) with interviews from Joshilyn Jackson and Louis Theroux, not to mention Melissa's interview with an independent bookseller, articles on everything from Oprah to historical fiction, a barrage of tasty columns, snazzy stuffs, and a heap of tasty reviews.
Go see it and I promise I'll shut up.
In other news, thanks so much for all the well wishes and congratulatory words on my thesis. I know I still have a ways to go yet, but I'm thrilled to be done adding major content. If I had to write one more chapter I would've speared my eyeballs out.
Today was a positively luscious book day. I spent the morning teaching a wooonderful children's novel...Skellig, by David Almond. I then spent an hour grading quizzes and response papers before I came home and kicked back with Kitchen Confidential (Anthony Bourdain) for a bit, and then I started The New Yorkers, by Cathleen Schine. While I was lounging, another review book landed on my doorstep...Dark at the Roots, by Sarah Thyre. While I'll be releasing The New Yorkers to the ER crowd to snag, I had to take a few minutes to read a bit. Excellent so far.
Tonight, I finally celebrated my thesis semi-completion with a yummy Southwest Cobb Salad at Applebee's and a Triple Chocolate Meltdown dessert. I'm South Beaching with gusto, but the dessert was strictly celebratory. No mas carbs for mama this week.
Coming soon: a restaurant meme that Tanabata tagged me with, and a book meme from Bookfool.