This was a week of very little excitement. On Monday, we all went out for my nephew J’s birthday dinner (a little late because there had been snow delays the week before). Thursday I went out to a club with a friend – that was a bit of fun that I haven’t done for quite a while. And this weekend my nephew J has been staying with us. Friday night we discovered Galavant on Netflix. How funny! I’d never heard of it. Saturday we played a game of Fact or Crap (don’t ever play that game…boring) and then introduced J to Firefly. We unfortunately only got through the first few episodes before it was bedtime. Now he’ll have to wait a couple of weeks before he gets to see anymore.
Since I’m studying Don Quixote, I went to Half-Price Books and acquired a copy of the Cambridge Companion to Cervantes, which I’ll read once I get through that gigantic novel on which I’m making very little progress. 🙂 And because I decided that I’ll break Don Quixote up with easier reading (H. G. Wells), I got a book of essays about Wells, edited by Harold Bloom. I was then at Barnes and Noble and feeling impulsive – so I bought The Bone Witch, which I think will be quite enjoyable light reading on my upcoming road trip. I used my Audible credits on The Boy on the Bridge and Time Jumpers. The former I will listen to as my real life book club choice for April. Time Jumpers is the fifth book in a series by my favorite middle grade author Brandon Mull. Finally, my dad bought copies of the second Diary of a Wimpy Kid book for D and The Adventures of Captain Underpants for M. Both were really excited about their new books, though I think M’s book was a bit too much over his reading level. He’s only 5. But dad didn’t want to get one kid a book and not get the other kid a book.
I did almost no reading. I got about half-way through this week’s Economist, and finished the last little bit of I Stop Somewhere.
My hold for an H. G. Wells biography came up at the Library, so I set aside Don Quixote again and will work on H. G. Wells Desperately Mortal. Also moving back to Freeing Your Child from Anxiety. And I’m of-course listening to Brandon Mull’s new release. I really, really, really wish I could listen to audiobooks while driving on my upcoming road trip. J doesn’t mind the audiobooks, but they bore my dad silly. Maybe I’ll stick one earbud in my ear while I’m driving (which I’ll be doing ALL of). Or would that be ashamedly unsocial of me? I’m looking forward to being in Texas and maybe finding a walking path with NO SNOW ON IT. Wow. No snow. Just think. I love walking. Listening to an audiobook as I stroll along beside a lake….
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And I started participating in Top Ten Tuesday, because I liked the prompt.