Other reading this week included the graphic memoir Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (my review) and some back issues of The New Yorker. I won't embarrass myself by telling you how many more are still stacked up!
Just past the halfway point, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot continues to keep me hanging on every word. However, my audiobook progress suffered a severe setback last weekend when the iPod ended up in the swimming pool and failed to respond to every lifesaving measure we could think of! Purchasing a new one is near the top of my agenda this week. I'm considering upgrading to the iPod Touch. Do any of you have one?
At the top of the tbr pile:
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (after many months, my hold come up at the library)
Summer by Edith Wharton
Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Other exciting news:
Amanda at The Zen Leaf is hosting a Bleak House Read-along beginning at the end of the month. The book has been on my shelf for several years and I'd already decided it would be my next Dickens. This is too good to pass up. Plus, she made a great button! Check out all the details here.
Finally, Karen from Books and Chocolate has given me The Versatile Blogger Award.
If you haven't met Karen yet, you really should. She loves classics and writes the most wonderful reviews. Food (and food writing) is also high on her list, and I have a feeling she is a very accomplished cook. Thank you so much for this award, Karen!
My task is to share seven things about myself, so here they are:
1. I left a career as a clinical pharmacist over fifteen years ago to stay at home with my three daughters. The oldest is now 20 and the twins are 17, but I never made it back to pharmacy - just too busy!
2. I was totally science-overloaded after college and turned to French Cooking classes for fun. I still love to cook and started a cooking blog with my daughter last spring.
3. I can watch sports for hours! From kindergarten kick-about (soccer) to college basketball, I've been to literally thousands of my kids games. I will watch almost any sport and wish March Madness lasted all year long. My husband likes to say I would have made some sports fan a great wife.
4. I grew up as the musician in a family of athletes.
5. I love to travel, but have lived in the same small town for 22 years.
6. Nothing complements good food like good wine. My husband is slowly transforming me into an oenophile.
7. I met my husband on a psychiatric ward, but wouldn't talk to him at first... it's sometimes hard to tell patients from staff! We will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in November.