The pie at right is a pie-cosahedron. You can read the explanation for this ingenious mathematical pie-struction at Mathematics & Statistics at Williams College.
For today's Sunday Pie, I'm going to participate in a meme that's been going around. Most recently, I read and enjoyed Wendy's version. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Instructions: Using only books you have read this year (2009), cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title.
Describe Yourself: Nothing but Trouble (Susan May Warren)
How do you feel: Sometimes My Heart Pushes My Ribs (Ellen Kennedy)
Describe where you currently live: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts (Neil White)
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Offworld (Robin Parrish)
Your favorite form of transport: Monkey, Monkey, Monkey (Cathy MacLennan)
Your best friend is: SLOB (Ellen Potter)
What's the weather like: A Summer Affair (Elin Hilderbrand)
Favourite time of day: As Shadows Fade (Colleen Gleason)
What is life to you: I Choose to be Happy (Missy Jenkins)
Your fear: Vanishing (Candida Lawrence)
What is the best advice you have to give: Don't Shoot! We're Republicans! (Jack Owens)
Thought for the Day: During My Nervous Breakdown I Want to Have a Biographer Present (Brandon Scott Gorrell)
How I would like to die: On the Run (Bill Myers)
My soul's present condition: Christianish (Mark Steele)
I haven't managed to post about BBAW because of time constraints. This is a priority issue and has nothing to do with my desire to participate. I missed out on BBAW, last year, and was really looking forward to this year's events. In fact, I signed up, was nominated for a few categories (but not short-listed - many thanks to those who nominated me!!) and have been looking forward to visiting other blogs. However -- and this is a huge however -- my son is a senior and we're in the midst of his last swim season ever. His shoulder is keeping him from competing well (which is actually driving him crazy, but we've found no solution) and he doesn't plan to continue swimming competitively after the season ends. Also, I'll be an empty-nester in 2010.
For those reasons, I feel like swim season has to take priority over Book Blogger Appreciation Week (and blog-hopping, for now). I'd rather spend my time at the pool, hanging out with a great bunch of teenagers and snapping their pictures than miss out on the last chance I'll ever have to do so. I'm going to really miss the joy of swim season when my son goes off to college; the swim parents and swimmers are among the friendliest and most open people I've met in our area. Plus, they don't mind if I get crazy and snap photos of things like this:
At least . . . I hope they don't mind. I will continue to post book reviews, as I'm able.
Just finished reading:
Bundle of Joy by Diana Orgain
Walked into my home, this week:
Bleak History by John Shirley (via Paperback Swap)
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marsha Pessl (via Paperback Swap)Troublesome Creek by Jan Watson (via Paperback Swap)
The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LeZebnick (thanks to Hatchette Books - see my drawing post, here)The Treasures of Venice by Loucinda McGary (surprise from Sourcebooks)
Century (Book 1): Ring of Fire by P. D. Baccalario (ARC, thanks to Random House)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
One of my favorite photos of the week, taken at the local El Sombrero restaurant:
I usually refuse to take my son to a restaurant directly after swim practice (because, among other reasons, he needs to immediately ice down his bad shoulder) but on that particular day I forgot to eat lunch, so we were both starving. I had the camera with me because we drove straight from practice and to stave off boredom I was snapping the lights, the tile, the coke glasses . . . you name it. Along came the waiter and he said, "Cheese." So, I turned the camera to him and he posed. I love it when people do that! And doesn't he have a terrific smile?
Off to read! Wishing everyone a fabulous week!
Bookfool, savoring a quiet moment in the house