Happy post-Thanksgiving! I've finally recovered from the turkey hangover and life marches on. This morning I've been helping my mom put up Christmas lights on the house, and I've been feverishly grading papers and discussion forum assignments for my online classes. I need to check in on my grad classes but....I don't want to! So there ya go.
All the while, the two books I'd really like to be reading--The Sugar Queen and You Lost Him at Hello--are sitting next to me. I can almost hear them laughing that I don't have time to read at the moment. I should have everything squared away by later in the afternoon, and then it's heavy duty reading time. I have a party at a friend's house tonight, so I've gotta get this reading thing on if I'm gonna.
So have you ever felt like you have a veritable whirlwind of books floating around your head? I'm there! Like all overzealous reviewers, I have a lot of catching up to do. Near the top of the stack is this little (huge) lovely that arrived on my doorstep last week:
The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb's newest book in....well....ages! Ages I tell you. I've heard a mixed bag of reviews about this one. Lots of tragedy, lots of depressing content, etc. I'm excited about it, though, and the cover is great isn't it?
I'm OK with that.
In completely un-book-related news, you may have noticed that suddenly my name on my profile is "A. Estella Sassypants." I'm applying for full-time teaching jobs and I'm doing this online dating thing, so I'm trying to make it just the tiniest bit harder for people to find me because of the vast political content here and, well, all the cursing. We'll see how that works out. I hope nobody will be Googling andi(dot)miller(at), etc.