I'm off work today!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited? In fact, I was off on Friday, too, so if you're wondering why you haven't seen me, I took the opportunity to "unplug" for most of the weekend. Thus, I'm just getting around to The Sunday Salon.
The family spent some time swimming, grilling, and watching movies the last few days, and I'm feeling delightfully recharged and as ready as I'll ever be to get back to work tomorrow. This term promises to be a challenging one. I'll be teaching at 7:15 every morning, and working 10 hour days with Fridays off. It sounds good in theory, but we'll see how it goes.
I spent my morning today getting the new issue of Estella's Revenge E-Zine online. I hope y'all will enjoy this first issue back. There are some really great essays and reviews and an interview with historical fiction author, Elizabeth Chadwick. Go see!
I've been dipping in and out of By Fire, By Water, by Mitchell James Kaplan, for the last few days, and I'm not having much luck. That's not to say that I'm not enjoying the book--I am!--but I think I need something a bit shorter to keep me going and out of a slump after The Passage.
I'm not very far in, but so far I really like the narrator's voice, and I can tell her story is going to be one to pull at my heartstrings. I'm hoping I can spend some quality time reading today while Greyson is napping and hopefully go ahead and take a big chunk out of it before the term madness starts on Wednesday.
So tell me: what books have you read lately that were so good they could keep you out of a slump?