First, to lighten the mood, a photo from home, which I cheezeburgered or lol'd (not sure quite what to call it -- click on photo to see the whole thing, since it doesn't fit quite right):
moar funny pictures
Reading News: Nil. Nada. Zero. Zippo. Zilch.
Kidding. Actually, I am finally back to reading and I did manage to complete 2 books since I last babbled:
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz (Really!!! I actually finished it!!!) - Not quite sure what I thought of it, though. It was by turns brilliant and exhausting. I had to set it aside frequently, just because the author's style overwhelmed me a bit. And, yet, I just had to know what was going to happen, so I kept returning to the book until I reached the end. Kookie loved it. You should read her review. I'm a little too pathetic to do it justice, at the moment.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine - By the author of Ella Enchanted (which I have not read). The least courageous of two princesses must suck it up and go in search of a cure for the Gray Death or kiss her beloved sister goodbye. I absolutely loved this young adult fantasy/adventure. In fact, I loved it so much that I wanted to share it and knew just who to send it to, when I finished. But, first, I asked my son to please hurry up and read it because he kept picking it up and making "Hmmm, interesting," noises. He whipped through it in one night and I popped it into the mail.
Speaking of mail:
Now that I'm home I need to get rid of a few books, so stay tuned for a future drawing post.
Goodness, gracious, it's wet out there:
We went downtown to see the crest of the Mississippi River in Vicksburg on Saturday. It was a stunningly beautiful day, cool and dry with temperatures in the lower 70's. I'll share photos of the flood water, tomorrow, because I can't seem to add extra photos and move them beyond my lol pic.
Many thanks to all who have sent or posted supportive messages. I'm so glad to be back to the Bloggy World.
Big, Smoochy Hugs,
Bookfool, very, very glad to be home