Monday, July 29, 2013

Whopping BIG Monday! Still reading, of course.

This is one of those memorably BIG Mondays for me. Eep!!  (Panic squeak.) The car show we're coordinating is this Saturday. We're planning for 300 cars.  EEP!!! And 100 volunteers.  EEP!!!!  and a couple thousand people. EEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 - it's time to finish the last-minute to-do's!!
2 - I can start worrying whether anyone will show up
3 - do I have all the decorations?  Can I set out the tables TODAY?!
4 - 'cause what if I'm missing something?
5 - Huh?!  What then?!
6 - I could add something to my to-do list today. Tomorrow my brain might quit working.
7 - how many ibuprofen can I take at one time?
8 - what does that have to do with an event?
9 - it's time to read a book.

Phew! At least I can keep reading!!  Which means Monday is awesome!


Thx, Sheila @ Book Journey.  It is my pleasure to celebrate this Monday regardless of what the week holds. (eep)

The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark, #2)
On my Nook, I finished Deepest Night a few days ago. OMG. What a hauntingly beautiful... OMG. This one ACHES with a sweet, sad... star-song. Shana Abe's writing is becoming a drug that I need periodically. How did I manage before discovering her last summer?

In a Treacherous Court (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker, #1)This morning I finished In a Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener. My plan is to enjoy the series while bookblasting awesomeness come Thursday. Because In Defense of the Queen comes out on Thursday.  :-D  There's a lot I want to say about that, but I should save it for the review!

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
I'm listening to The Fellowship of the Ring in the car while running errands. I checked out an old radio re-enactment of the book and recently passed a scene that was sooooooooo.... frightening-absorbing-harrowing-gripping that I forgot where I was. In fact, I was startled to realize I was driving the car. I could have sworn that the day was dark and gloomy and there were ring-wraiths on my tail and we were crossing a ford instead of sunny rush hour traffic just outside of the city.


I had to drop off some books at the library yesterday and got sucked inside. (I was helpless to resist the vortex that is a huge building full of books.)  I came home with a HAUL... Legend, Crewel, Etiquette & Espionage, Of Poseidon, The Assassin's Curse, & Partials.  Some of these I've already read... and most of them (if not all) I don't have time to get to. But I like to encourage my library to keep stocked with good titles. Plus... once they're in my hand, it's really hard to set them down again. And I happened to have a nice carrying bag from dropping off so many books. It wasn't my fault I took more than I can read this week. Honestly. I'm innocent!!

(And maybe a little crazy!)

Keeper of the King's Secrets  (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker, #2)To remain sane this week... I'm starting  Keeper of the King's Secrets immediately. I'll find something on my Nook for late-night, low-light reading, too... and I've pre-ordered the audio version of The Two Towers just in case.

Being me requires AT LEAST three books simultaneously.

And with that thought... I'm ready to tackle this HUGE EVENT COMING UP THIS WEEK!!!  AAAARRRGH!!!!!!  (I sound like the ring-wraiths in my head, screaming down towards the water. No worries, I won't frighten the kids. They may see me laughing and think I'm nuts, but that's not new.)


  1. I never thought to check out The Lord Of The Rings on Audiobook. Even though I've read the books dozens of times I bet on Audiobook they sound awesome. Good Luck with your event. That is a pretty sweet ride pictured above. Oh and Happy reading as well.

    1. It's a different experience on audio. This old radio version has some dramatic music that makes me think of pre-TV. lol. It's an experience!! Lol.

      I'm amazed at the writing style. Some of it is so casual, like Tolkien was just hangin' out. Some of it is so.... creative. Fast-paced. Well-described. Amazing.

  2. I liked The Deepest Night too. I am just getting into audiobooks but can certainly see how a good one can suck you out of your own space and time. I really wish I could read more than one book at a time but I am pretty linear and need to finish what I start before starting something else. Come see my Monday wrap-up. Have a great reading week.

  3. Looks like a good stack of books you have there. Hope you have a great week reading!

  4. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to read LOTR but failed. I will do it one day!

    Your site is beautiful btw. I especially like the picture of the far left of your header

  5. OMG, don't freak out. Pfffff, is a CAR SHOW, of course people will show up!
    Who doesn't love cars, seriously.
    Good luck, mon amie!

    Oh, oh, you should read Gameboard of the Gods!!... I mean, if we are talking about must-reads & trips to the library, that's it (but seriously, is GOOD).

  6. The car show sounds like fun--my husband would love it!! It sounds like you'll have a crazy busy week. Your books look good, too! You got me wanting to read Michelle Diener's books now. I was going to say I will when my pile goes down, but who am I kidding? That stack is never going to get smaller--it just keeps growing! Maybe you need to do a tour for her...

  7. Good luck with the event and the co ordination and planning. About libraries no one can resist them. You go to drop off stuff and come home with towering piles!

  8. Congrats and Good Luck with the show!! Just remember to breath, relax, and have fun. I have an uncle who loves going to car shows. He gets so excited and comes back with loads of pictures of really COOL cars. With all the car enthusiasts around I'm sure you event will be a big hit.


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