Yep, I’m Around Here Somewhere

Ok, I don’t think I have really given my iPad WordPress app a good college try but here goes. I am just itchin’ to post something since I have this odd sense that you (somebody, anybody) might be wondering where I am…

I have a review ‘in the hopper’ for The Uninvited Guests and had every intention of posting it last week but. BUT. I am on vacation. I DID bring my laptop – – but I forgot the power cord and it needs to be charged. So, I am stuck with the iPad. (first world problem)

I am FINALLY back to reading! this hosting family and then going on vacay messed up my routine and I couldn’t find a book to commit to so I gave up.

The fam members went home, we stayed at the boat, and I was able to devote some time to Sarah Vowell’s TAKE THE CANNOLI. I liked it. I enjoyed it very much. I will review and decide later if it was a high three slicer or four pie read. I like her.

AND?

I will try to post The Uninvited Guests before Monday. And I will review Paperback Thriller. And Cannoli. And if I can read the other book I have with me (A River Runs Through It), that, too.

Meanwhile, I miss you, too! I hope to get back home to a mailbox of books because I rediscovered bookmooch and was able to request the first two books of Harry Potter.

I just saw a trailer of The Great Gatsby and Leo has convinced me that I must know the story better before I see that flick.

And… And. Well, that’s it. Here goes. Thanks again. ;)

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32 Responses to “Yep, I’m Around Here Somewhere”


  1. 1 Kailana June 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Oh, right, you have a boat! Note to self: Go visit Care! haha Glad to see you are around. I was wondering what happened to you, actually. You were quiet, but you commented on my blog so at least I knew you were alive. Now I know the rest of the story…

    I don’t know about books, but I did send you another postcard. I have to go buy more…

  2. 3 Jeanne June 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

    In the summer (and it’s June!) I don’t worry about occasional blogger silence. It’s good to get unplugged every now and then.

  3. 5 Amanda June 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I hope you’re having fun while you’re on your vacation! :)

  4. 7 Ti June 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I just finished Gatsby last week or the week before. It was really good in a lovely way… not really an exciting, plot driven way, but you know how classics are.

  5. 9 Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) June 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Your vacation sounds so awesome. I hope you like the HP books. They are some of my favorites, but so much of that is tied into when I read them and all those sorts of things.

    I want to re-read Gatsby before the movie comes out too!

  6. 11 softdrink June 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Three cheers for vacation!

    • 12 Care June 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Hip hip HOORAY! (of course, I am spolied, my life IS a vacation. Or? All I am doing is cleaning the boat and drinking beer. What that MEANS, you can debate.)

  7. 13 bermudaonion (Kathy) June 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    It looks like the app worked well for you. When I tried it on my blog, the formatting was wonky. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  8. 15 Trisha June 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Vacation: yay! Cannoli: yay! Yep, that’s the extent of my “intelligent” thought. :)

  9. 16 Jenny June 2, 2012 at 7:55 am

    That Gatsby trailer was so cracked-out crazy. I love it. I’m not totally sure about any of the actors they cast, but I’m willing to be convinced.

  10. 18 Debi June 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Aren’t you sweet to worry about us worrying about you! But you just don’t stress about posting…just enjoy the heck out of your vacation!!!

    • 19 Care June 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Especially when a PC is RIGHT HERE and I can’t use it! Vacay is over – just returned home. I need to start laundry (and then a nap)

  11. 20 Vasilly June 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I was wondering what was going on with you! Glad to hear that you’ve been enjoying yourself.

  12. 22 Jenners June 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I just forget about blogging when on vacation. It helps me recharge my “blogging batteries.” Take the Cannoli is one of the only Vowell books I haven’t read yet. Did you listen to it on audio? You’ve got to hear her narrate her own books to get the full experience. Her voice is rather unusual.

    • 23 Care June 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

      Well Jenners, it depends on the kind of vacation – this was a few days on the boat with zero plans. which meant that I hoped to read and do whatever. If it had been a destination vacation, I wouldn’t have been so concerned with blogging, probably.

      No, I have not listened to her read but I have seen her in interviews.

  13. 24 Bookfool, aka Nancy June 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Happy Vacation! We just got back from a brief trip, ourselves. Saw a pie book and thought of you!

  14. 26 lakesidemusing June 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Lot’s of us seem to fade in and out of blogging over the summer months – enjoy your vacation. Wonder if forgetting the power cord is Freudian…

  15. 28 Marie June 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    :-) there’s lots of reasons to get distracted with blogging :-) take it easy!

  16. 30 Teeni June 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Hi! I love those vacations where no destination is planned. It is so relaxing and spontaneous. Hope you get to do more of that this summer! :)

  17. 31 Lisa June 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I heard Sarah Vowell talking on one of the NPR shows (maybe Commonwealth Club?) and that woman is really interesting. And really funny!

    • 32 Care June 7, 2012 at 8:07 am

      I’ve only seen a clip or two of her on The Daily Show but yes, she is or was? a regular feature on one of the NPR shows. I don’t listen to NPR (shocker?!) but should, I suppose. I struggle to be a ‘listener’ if I’m not in a car driving long distances, I prefer to listen to music or sports.


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