Hello! It’s a beautiful morning here in Virginia, a little hot, but still bright and sunny after the torrential rain we had yesterday. It’s been a busy couple days with all my roommates moving in and getting re-settled in the new house. I woke up this morning to cat pee in my bed, which was UNPLEASANT. To say the least. But I’m hoping it was just moving frustration from one of our cats? I don’t know.
I have graduate school orientation on Thursday and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll let you know how it goes!
I read Skim by Mariko Tamaki, and it was one of the best graphic novels I have ever read. The pictures are gorgeous and the story is so wonderful. In many ways I was Skim when I was in middle school, so I might be a little biased, but I think Tamaki captured perfectly what it means to be young. I will have a full review of the book coming soon, but for now, just know that it comes highly recommended.
I started reading the new section of 2666, The Part About the Crimes and so far I’m feeling back in the groove of 2666 after being extremely underwhelmed by Part III. This part is much longer, so I’m glad I started it a little early. Anyone else start reading The Part About the Crimes? What do you think of it so far?
Book Blogger Appreciation Week is almost here! I am chairing two committees, so I’ve been finding hundreds (literally!) of new book blogs to read. It’s crazy and my Google Reader is out of control, but I don’t mind at all. I love seeing all the great work you guys are doing. I’ve loved helping out, it’s been a blast. Of course, all the work isn’t over yet, but I’m seriously having a ton of fun. A big thanks to Amy from My Friend Amy for organizing everything!
The National Book Festival is only ONE MONTH AWAY! Is anyone else out there going to this? I’m going to be there and I’m more than excited. I keep going to the website to see if they’re going to add new authors. You can go to the National Book Festival website and sign up to get text message news announcements! That’s probably the dorkiest thing I’ve done in a while. I’m really excited to see: Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Paula Deen, Junot Díaz (!), John Irving (!), Sue Monk Kidd, Mark Kurlansky (!), George Pelecanos, and most of all – TIM O’BRIEN (!!!!!!!!!).
I’m hyperventilating a little bit just thinking about it.
Coming up this week @ RegularRumination:
- Review of Skim
- Review of One Day the Soldiers Came
- Poetry Wednesday?!
- Graduate school update!
- Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!! (A real one, this time)
How was your week? Did you read anything interesting?