Meh. The Host is not going so well. I like the story so far, but I'm finding that I don't have much desire to pick it up. I'm not sure if it's the size or the fact that I've read more fantasy lately than usual (though this title is definitely sci-fi), but I just don't have the oomphf! No reading mojo when it comes to this book. SO, as much as it pains me, I think I'm going to put it aside for now in favor of something else. I have Sharp Teeth and The Sugar Queen from the library, and of course I have a bazillion other books crammed into my TBR shelves, so we'll see which one floats to the top.
Yesterday was a bookish day in its own right. I took five boxes of books to Half-Price Books and got $72.50 for them. That's a much better showing than my usual trips to Half-Price to sell, so I was pretty happy. I turned around and bought Pete Yorn's musicforthemorningafter CD and copies of The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss and The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro off the clearance shelves. In celebration of my great haul, I took mom to The Cheesecake Factory where we had yummy appetizers for lunch (firecracker salmon rolls for me, crab rangoon for her) and we split a piece of Dulce de Leche cheesecake. Heaven! We also picked up my newly framed Master's diploma from Hobby Lobby; it looks gorgeous.
In other bookish news, I started WRITING MY BOOK this morning. I've had an idea for a non-fiction book for ages. Sort of the academic equivalent of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. Having been in education so long...from my own experiences as a student, to teaching in the public school and college/university classrooms...I have enough weird/wild/freaky stories to fill up volumes. So we'll see how it goes. I've been mulling over it for ages, and finally decided I need to JUST WRITE. Wish me luck!
I hope everyone has a wonderful reading day. I may check in later with my progress if I start a different book.