Many thanks to Fizzy Jill for thinking of me and sending the image above. That alone is a wahoo!
So . . . it's Wahoo! Wednesday! Many wahooey (and somewhat fatiguing) things are happening in my little world. Not many of them involve books, unfortunately, although I did happen across some books I don't need when I was dropping off donations at my library.
Wahoo! for books that have walked in:
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon (ARC)
The Taken by Vicki Pettersson (ARC)
Both were library sale finds. Yes, yes, I know you're not supposed to pay for ARCs but the fifty cents I paid goes to the Friends of the Library so let's just say I donated a whopping two quarters to them, shall we?
It is a tiny bit sad to sit at my desk and watch the UPS truck zip past. I kind of miss those little brown parcels.
Looking on the bright side wahoos:
Wahoo for consistency in the flooring at our future new house. This is a "look on the bright side" wahoo because it's actually really hideous, if you ask me. The sellers have just replaced the flooring in almost the entire house . . . and they went with a cheap laminate instead of real wood. However, they did at least put the same flooring down everywhere except the entryway and kitchen (which has nice "brick pavers" flooring). We can always cover bits of it with area rugs. And, it should last a few years. So, that's two bright-side wahoos. Here, want to see? This is the entryway:
You can see the brick in the entry and the icky fake-wood stuff in the dining room, here. Wish they'd leave that nice piece of furniture behind. Note that the resident dog left his toy lying about. So cute. The house has high ceilings, so I'll just try to look up instead of down.
My reading is understandably pathetic, at the moment. I'd forgotten how much busy work is involved in buying a house. I'm lucky to manage about 50-100 pages per day. So, I'm really only focusing on one of the books in my sidebar: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada. It's an excellent WWII book that was published in 1947. I've read a few chapters of my face-to-face book group's June selection, Into the Free by Julie Cantrell. I'm hoping to get back to Johnson's Life of London and Learned Optimism, soon. I would not advise holding your breath if you're waiting on reviews of any of those.
Crazy cat photo of the week is a shot of Isabel jumping onto my desk. I think it's very wahooey:
Something to look forward to: City of Women by David R. Gillham. It sounds like my kind of book. Love WWII novels.
Have you got any wahoos to share? Please do!