Monday, October 08, 2007

Where on earth has Bookfool been?

Bookfool has been very busy, dashing around to various kid events. Miss me?

On Friday, after the usual chauffeuring duties, I hibernated because of a migraine and finished reading Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, which is an excellent young adult novel - Anderson has yet to let me down. On Saturday, we went to a swim meet followed by a band contest and then I reached the end of a very short children's book called Ghost Eye, by Marion Dane Bauer. I meant to write up a review of that as a short-story Sunday entry; but, alas and alack, I was just too darn tired. So, instead, I did load upon load of relaxing laundry and then finished reading The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico, last night.

I am now 4 book reviews behind. May I just say, "Argh!"? But, hey, it's been a great reading week. And, the swim meet and band events were extremely fun. And, a green dragonfly landed on my leg at the swim meet, which is supposed to be good luck, right?

To aid in catching up, I believe I'll continue to steal Dewey's book review format, which I snitched for my review of The Collection. Answering questions is just a wee bit easier than my normal method. Then, hopefully, I'll get back to my usual chatty review style.

More, later . . . at least, that's the plan.


  1. I have one scathingly brilliant question: Where in the world did you get such a flat wooden leg? That green dragonfly landed on your leg, which was lucky, right? I've gotta say, friend, I like the grain of your leg! [Don't you just love people like me?]

  2. Bonnie,

    Home Depot, of course.

    Yes, I do. :)

  3. Of course we missed you! Sounds like you had a good weekend even though it's been busy. Love the collage, how do you make those?

  4. I think it's migraine season or something. I've had my fair share lately too...3 in the past week...and I've noticed a few other bloggers with migraines putting them out of commission. Hope you're all better!

    Looks like you've been all over the place! Love all the new pics :) And glad to see that the poppets had a chance to escape out of your purse for a little while ;)

  5. I'm six reviews behind. :( All of the books are staring at me, wondering why I haven't written about them yet!

  6. I've never seen a green one like that. All the ones I've seen are black or blue-ish. That one is quite pleasing.

    At least you're having a good reading week! Since my brother visited and while waiting for a book I pre-ordered I can't seem to get into anything.

  7. Nat,

    It was a busy weekend and hot, hot, hot & humid, but fun. I felt for the kids in their wool uniforms at the band contest.

    That collage is a Picasa feature and quite easy to do, but you don't have Picasa, right?


    I think it's the fall pollen, which seems odd because it could at least *act* like fall if we're going to be socked with fall pollen and migraines!!

    Yep, we've been around. We had a great time at the swim meet and band contest, though, in spite of the heat and humidity. You can imagine how relieved the Poppets were to escape for a time. :)


    Frustrating, isn't it? I find that the farther I fall behind, the less I want to bother with any reviews at all. But, I need to get to them because I have to pass the books on and I don't send them out the door till I'm finished writing my reviews.


    That's my first green dragonfly and I thought he was beautiful. I kept chasing him down to photograph him, of course. When he landed on my leg, I was so stunned (and he tickled so) that I immediately waved him away. LOL Silly me. Pleasing is a good word to describe his bright green coloring.

    Sorry you're having a reading slump. I've been on a roll, for once. It's kind of nice. What book are you waiting on?

  8. Missed you muchly, but it sounds like you've been having a GREAT time! Busy, but good. :) Lookin' forward to your reviews.

  9. Andi,

    We really enjoy the swim meets and band contests, so we had a terrific time - exhausting, but fun. Today, I think it's finally caught up with me. I could use a caffeine IV. :)

  10. I'm really behind in book reviews fact I can't remember key points about the books! This is why I'm a good re-reader.

  11. Ugh! I hate migranes! At least you were able to read through it; I can barely stand to see light when I have one.

    I do so miss going to band events. They were the highlight of high school for me.

  12. You've been one busy Mom!

  13. It must be migraine season.

    You sound like you've been busy having fun! Looking forward to your book reviews.

  14. Orange Blossom Heather,

    I guess I have a pretty decent memory, unless a book is so dull it's completely forgettable - so it shouldn't be a problem, other than finding the time (hopefully, tomorrow). I'm too slow to reread anything that doesn't thrill my socks off. :)


    Sometimes I can read through a migraine and sometimes I can't. I'd be grateful for the mild ones if I didn't have so many of them.

    Band events are really fun, but I prefer photographing them to being *in* the band. I'm really glad those days are over, myself. I think my son has a much, much better band director and that has a lot to do with how much he enjoys it and why they have such a huge band (210 kids in a school with about 1250 students).


    Yes, I have. I could stand about a month of sleep, but it's not gonna happen. LOL

  15. Carrie,

    Definitely migraine season - the pollen is intense.

    Very busy, having fun, extremely tired. I could use a vacation. Hopefully, I'll get to some reviews, tomorrow. Fingers and toes crossed!

  16. I'm waiting for World Without End by Ken Follett. I CANNOT wait!

  17. Nancy, you are a genuinely nice person … so I am passing along the Nice Matters Award. Come fetch it from my other blog:

  18. Nik,

    I love Ken Follett!! I can see how you'd be anxious, waiting for one of his books. :)


    I've gotten the Nice Matters Award, before, and neglected to put the little button in my column. Thanks! I guess I should do that, shouldn't I? :)

  19. Don't feel too bad; I'm six reviews behind! Although I'm pleased to say that for once, my tardiness isn't my fault. (But it will be if I don't get something written soon!)

  20. You're right, I don't use Picasa. I'll have to look around for instructions on how to do that with the software I have.

  21. Coversgirl,

    Okay, thanks, I feel better. :) I'm just going to try to get to the reviews when I can and not fret. Just a couple more weeks till marching and swim seasons are over, then we can all relax a little! I'll bet you're busy with school, yes?


    If your software doesn't have a collage feature, I think Picasa can be downloaded for free - although, I'm not positive about that. I've got my eye on Photoshop Elements. Maybe for Christmas. :)


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