- Buy BEA and plane tickets
- Pay some bills
- Straighten the house and fold a mountain of laundry
- Finish up a tailored resume for a possible job opportunity
- Grade some papers for online classes
This week I have some bigger work and personal projects on tap, and I'm just feeling sluggardly and tired. BBAW was amazing and energizing, but with all this real life stuff stretching out in front of me, I think I'm gonna unplug for a few days to get my ducks in a row.
But I can't not do any celebrating or reflecting on this blogiversary. One of the things I love most about blogging is the ability to look back over a good chunk of my adult life and see what was happening in my personal and reading life, so today we're celebrating by looking back at what I was reading and loving (and not) in 2005.
- The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood - Loved it. Want to re-read.
- Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner - Left no lasting impression.
- The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf - One of those formative women's studies reads.
- Bust Magazine - I would love to revisit this and see if I still love it.
- Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie - One of my all-time favorite romances.
- Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - Another book I'd like to re-read.
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt - Yet ANOTHER book I consider a fave and would like to re-read.
- Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates - Favorite! Oates does the best creepy atmosphere.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - My least favorite of the series, but a less-than-perfect HP book is still pretty damn good.
- The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman - I usually love Hoffman, but this one didn't stick with me much at all.
- Gilead by Marilyn Robinson - DNF!
Happy Sunday! Happy reading!