Nor have I been writing reviews. Remember my 'virtual vacation' to Italy? I've still got reviews to write for both The Enchanted April and A Thousand Days in Venice. Plus, I want to read Death in Venice before I leave.
So, what have I been doing this week? I joined Facebook. I've been talking to high school friends I haven't seen in nearly thirty years, catching up with my best friend from 5th grade (we moved away at the end of the school year), and even exchanging notes with the guy that dumped me for my roommate back in college (he regretted it within a couple weeks, and I still have the poetry he wrote afterwards to prove it!).
I seem to be one of the last people on Facebook. In fact, I've been actively resisting it for years. But finally, I caved under pressure and enlisted the help of my kids to get started. They assure me the luster and newness will fade quickly, and normal life will resume. That's happening already, but it has been a fun week.
To keep this somewhat book related... have you seen Bellezza's Japanese Literature Challenge 3? After Dark by Haruki Murakami is the book I have chosen to read. Japanese Literature is a totally new area for me, and I'm really looking forward to this experience.
There are also two awards to mention. Matt from A Guy's Moleskin Notebook has given me the Kreativ Blogger award. I follow Matt's blog very closely. Our taste is so similar, that if he gives a thumbs up, the book goes directly to my wish list (or shopping cart). Take a look at his post - I'm thrilled to be listed with the other talented bloggers he has chosen!
Reagan from Miss Remmers' Review has given me the Blog Friends award for (what else?) friendliness and commenting on her blog. Be sure to take a look over there, too. She has been busy posting a lot of reviews this week!
So, this week my goal is to refocus, get some reviews written, and READ! Do you have any goals for the week ahead?