** Life's been crazy and I haven't had much time for reading, in fact, there's been a few days where I never read at all. Non-reading days are just strange. But, I'm still working on The Blind Assassin, which I'm really quite enjoying. If I concentrated on it a bit, I could finish it today, or tomorrow. Question: Do you ever have a day where you don't read at all?
** I got a bunch of Printz award books from the library a week or so ago. Backlash from the excitement of starting our challenge. But, I haven't read a single one of them yet. Question and shameless plug: Have you gone over and joined the challenge yet? (I give you permission because it's a perpetual one you know... no deadlines.)
** I'm jealous of all those getting to go to book festivals here, there and everywhere! But y'all have fun and be sure to tell us ALL about it! Question: Have you been to a book festival?And if so what was the best thing about it?
** The Third Thursday Book Club was at my house last night (I know it was actually a 4th Thursday, but that happens sometimes!) The book was The Secret Life of Bees. I think everyone just liked it "okay." I was surprised at that a little. I thought they'd all love it. (I loved it when I read it many years ago. I didn't do a re-read to see if my feelings changed.) We tried to plan our upcoming schedule. Here's what we've got so far: Janette Rallison books for May, summer TBA still (thinking about picking a series of some kind), The Kite Runner in October, The Hunger Games and sequel (Catching Fire?) in November, Mrs. Mike in December.
** American Idol thoughts: I'm loving both Kris and Adam. But if it comes down to the two of them in the final... I think I'd log my votes for Kris. But I think Adam will be winning this year, no matter who he goes against in the finale. I love downloading the studio versions of their songs and have a pretty good playlist built up now. My favorite from that list at this point is Mad World by Adam, and To Make You Feel My Love by Kris. Question: If you are an American Idol fan, and Kris and Adam are in the finals, who would you want to see win?
** We recovered from our snowy weather of last week, and went back to spring this week. It's been great! The Mr. is back to motorcycling to work, and we've all shed the coats and are digging out the shorts. Question: Has spring finally arrived at your house?
** I made four batches of strawberry jam yesterday, and then some syrup, and then a strawberry dessert for book club. And we STILL have a bunch to just eat. Yum. Question: Strawberries... love 'em or hate 'em?
Well, I'm thinking that's enough rambling and questioning for one day. Oh, and don't forget to go vote on the latest Bookword... poll now up at An Adventure in Reading.