Friday, September 24, 2010
Java With Jo
Wow, has it been a busy week! BBAW was a lot of fun last week and I'm still getting caught up on all of the wonderful posts that are out there. And sticking with my goal of Java With Jo, I'm posting this today. I am pleased to announce that I have finally finished reading The Passage! I did enjoy this book, but probably won't be posting my review for a couple of weeks. I'm just trying to figure out why in the world I didn't join the Chunkster Challenge this year when this is probably the 2nd or 3rd big book that I have read this year.
This has been a crazy week and next week doesn't look to be any easier. Not only has my personal life been busy, but now our entire office is moving to another building. This is already a busy time of year for me with my job, but now it will be a bit more stressful.
To add to my frazzled attitude FALL is here! I know many of you love fall...the beautiful colors and fresh crisp air...but I don't! It just makes me long for the warm summer nights and dread the cold winter that lies ahead. Many of my friends have tried to convert me into a fall loving person, but were unsuccessful. I couldn't help but laugh when I read a post over at Book Journey (who I'm thinking also does not love Fall like many others) indicating that Fall is the 'F' word. Just so you don't think I'm totally crazy I decided to focus on a couple of things that I do appreciate that come with the fall season:
Reading on a chilly Saturday afternoon
The smell and taste of fresh apple crisp
Laying down in flannel sheets on a cold evening
My book club convenes after a summer break
The colors may be pretty, but I have to confess the place where I think the colors are most beautiful to me is somewhere I pass every day...the cemetary! Now how morbid is that? But it is true, as I look across the tombstones as I'm driving by I can not help but notice how well kept it is with the colors just adding the perfect touch.
So there are a few things I appreciate about the season but I still do not enjoy it or look forward to it. I am looking forward to the weekend of October 15th, as Book Journey (yes, she is a busy lady) is planning a Minnesota/Wisconsin Blogger Get-Together in the Twin Cities! I am just so excited for this weekend because I have just been chomping at the bit to meet some of these great people, and now I will finally get to! If you think this sounds like fun and you might be in the area please check out her original post here.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Since I have finished reading The Passage I've decided to start reading our next book club selection, Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi. I might also start reading The Violin of Auschwitz over the weekend. Do you have any big plans over the weekend to enjoy the *beautiful* Fall weather? lol