Just a musings-Monday. Happy April Everyone! Here’s a photo from the local garden store that I made my husband take me to yesterday so I would get out of the house:
And I can tell you that I got a book in the mail last week. Thank you Softdrink for sending me this after I begged for it.
I cannot decide what to read next and it is really irritating me. I think I will abandon The Invention of Clouds but every time I flip through it, I think, “OOOoooo!! That’s cool.” and it has poetry! and mentions of Jane Austen!! but. It’s due at the library. I might end up buying it for my brother as a gift. (SSSHHHHHH! Don’t tell him.)
Our book club selected The Elephant Keeper and none of you blokes seem to have read it. What’s up with that?! When I can’t find any review in Fyrefly’s book blog search, I get nervous. On the other hand, maybe I will love it and spark a blogfire of appreciation. THAT would be something fun that I haven’t ever done.
Having read the Literate Housewife’s groundbreaking project to amass a list of truly worthy (cough, not celebrity) audio book narrators, I am tempted to buy the audio of The Elephant Keeper. Roger May reads it. I have no idea if he is any good. (uh, thought – can these be sampled?) IF YOU HAVE LISTENED TO ROGER MAY and recommend, PLEASE let me know.
Or should I get the print version. Or the kindle version. OR see if the library has it? I’m in a state of paralysis and indecision.
On the letter writing year that is 2012, I sent 46 pieces of mail in March for a grand total of 181 for the first quarter. I received 35 letters, I think. I counted but can’t find where I wrote that down. (probably in a tweet!) I bought some nifty cards and stationery at Marshalls – gawd, I do love the TJX stores.
I posted my Final Summary Thoughts on Cloud Atlas and recommend reading it – if not only because it is one of those books you want to say you ‘know’. But I enjoyed it, too! It’s one of the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die…
What else. I need to make a pie maybe today, maybe tomorrow, NOT yesterday as planned, of the SuperBerries I received on Thursday. Check it out on my tumblr page.
That’s it. To recap… NO WAIT! I have a copy of Angels and Insects by A.S.Byatt to send on! Who wants? Leave me a comment here or on one of my review posts (click Angels or Insects) and tell me if you’ve ever seen a Javelina in real life!
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deadline April 7, Saturday, 7 am EST (ie, NewYorkCity)
Recap: I received Saturday in my Mailbox, I can’t decide which format to read/listen to The Elephant Keeper and I seek your advice, I write a lot of letters, Bloggiesta was awesome, I still need to bake a pie. I have a giveaway.