You've probably already noticed that ye olde blog has undergone a transformation in recent days. This is what happens when I have a day off. I sit around, play XBox 360 (Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?), and update my blogger template. Oh, and I might as well tell you, I won the million dollars on the aforementioned XBox game. Terribly proud of myself. Now I can never play it again because I've triumphed. That leaves The Spiderwick Chronicles game in my future...and Lego Batman. But that's another post!
In other news, I'm thisclose to finishing Mrs. Dalloway. In fact, I spent a good deal of time reading last night, and I was down to just a few pages to finishing time. I nodded off, woke up, nodded off again, woke up, finished the final pages, and crashed for the night. Since I have no idea what I read in my sleepy state, I'll be re-reading those pages today and posting my thoughts for my late arrival to Woolf in Winter.
In the past I've always wanted to re-read, but I rarely do. Somehow I let the mounting stacks of new books grab my attention instead, and I ignore all those old faves calling to me. Not this year! This year I vow to re-read whenever and whatever I want, and I'm starting with The Graveyard Book. I delved into it while we were waiting to sell some books back at Half-Price, and I'm loving it just as much as I did the first time through.
Also new on the stacks: Joe Sacco's new graphic novel, Footnotes in Gaza, up for review soon.
I'm off to take care of some things: have a doc appointment with the new doctor today and some other errands. And teaching, of course. See ya for Woolf in Winter!