Friday, April 03, 2009

tidbits...

*Seriously behind on blog reading again. Actually I think this has just become a perpetual problem.

*After a break from "depressing" reads, I seem to be right back into it. Almost done with Fax from Sarajevo. Very good, but very, very sad.

*Annie is very excited about Teen Book Festival tomorrow. She's taking a friend with her, and then we're all going out to dinner, and then coming home for special dessert, and then the girls will be watching Marley & Me, and then will undoubtedly be up all night giggling in that oh-so contagious preteen sort of way. It's sort of like the beginning of a week long birthday celebration for her. Though I'm still secretly (well, not so secretly now, I guess) in denial that Annie is soon to be 12-years-old.

*Now at 75 pages in, I'm thinking that Jane Eyre may just be my surprise read of the year. I keep telling myself that I've got a long way to go, and that I shouldn't get my hopes too high, but thus far, I just can't get over how pleasantly surprised I am by this book!

*I'm so excited...I convinced Rich to join Herding Cats (hope it's not too late), and from what he told me his picks aren't even going to all be nerdy science books. ;)

*Am hoping that everyone has a wonderful, glorious weekend filled with things that make you smile!

22 comments:

Amanda said...

Jane Eyre is so so good, and it gets much better as it goes! It was my surprise read from last year.

Grad said...

I love Jane Eyre. It is one of the books I've read more than once, and always find something in it I'd missed before. I adore the brooding Edward Rochester - hunka, hunka burnin' love there.

Louise said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been around your blog for a long time. I haven't been blogging much myself, but I just wanted to drop by and say hi, wish you a good weekend and a nice Easter (if you celebrate that) and apologize for being scarce.

I am finishing my Master thesis and this takes up most of my time. Hopefully, by the end of May, I will be able to blog more and participate more around the blogosphere.

I am still reviewing books from time to time on my blog, but I am not really active.

I don't expect you to come running visiting and commenting, I just wanted to let you know that I am very much alive and I miss reading and commenting on your blog very much.

This is a personal message written to all the blogowner, whose delightful blogs I visit on a regular basis, but it has been copy/pasted. So if you find it on other blogger's blogs, that is why.

I look very much forward to be active again - and apologize once again for not being active the past month and not being able to be active for another month or two.

Louise,

http://louspages.blogspot.com

Scrap girl said...

You really are tempting me with Jany Eyre - I shall have to search it out in my garage. I like the sound of a book festival - I would definitely enjoy one of those.

libritouches said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying Jane Eyre so! Have to admit that I understand the 'surprise read' feeling. I reacted similarly. Then, I do have to admit that I have a special spot for the book as being the first English 'literature' book I read knowing it was 'literature' and the ensuing fear that I'd find it impossible to read and difficult.

A very, very pleasant surprise indeed. I hope you'll continue to enjoy the book as much as you have!

And a happy (be-earlied) birthday to Annie! I hope that book festival will be utterly amazing! ^-^

Nymeth said...

How can Annie be almost 12?! She was 10 yesterday! Time sure does fly.

And I know just what you mean about Jane Eyre :D I had no idea it would be so awesome and so easy to go through. It's not a fast read, but I never felt like I was forcing myself through it.

Can't wait to see Rich's Herding Cats list! Hmmm, I wonder if I could persuade Mathie...

Chris said...

Rich is joining Herding Cats?! Awesome! And yes, Nymeth..you need to convince Mathie to join!

I can't believe Annie is going to be 12...that's crazy! Hope she enjoys her special day..sounds like a lot of fun!

Kailana said...

That's great that Rich is joining Herding Cats! I must go over there and see if there are any more potentials for my list. I read my first book for the challenge yesterday. Yay!

Crazy that Annie is going to be 12! I remember when she was only 10... and that seemed like yesterday!

Carl V. said...

That sounds like such a fun day/night for Annie! Hopefully not a sleepless one for you. Those giggling girls can get quite loud!

Staci said...

I want to read Jane Eyre too!! The Teen Book Festival sounds like a fun time!!

bkclubcare said...

Isn't it funny when you go into a book with any expectations - even when you don't want to have these expectations! and you find you LOVE it more than ... and/or hate it because you expected too much. It's such a strange phenomena or phenomenon (which is it? one's plural, right? both might work here...) Anyway, I know I read Jane Eyre but don't remember it. what I do remember is my resistance to reading it!!!!

Renay said...

It's never too late to sign up. XD

Literary Feline said...

I'm behind on my blog reading too. I'm trying to play catch up tonight, but I don't know if I'll make it.

I hope Annie has a great time tomorrow at the Teen Book Festival. It sounds like fun!

I'm glad you were able to convince Rich to join Herding Cats. :-)

I hope you have a great weekend too, Debi!

Amy said...

Oh to be 12 again! How fun!

I love Jane Eyre and I'm so glad you are enjoying it, too!

Stephanie said...

I like the Classics. I have a great appreciation for the writing. But Jane Erye is one of the best stories!! I loved it!

Trish said...

Yay Jane Eyre!! :) I'm seriously behind in my blogging as well--as usual. I keep finding new blogs and adding them to my reader, which is crazy because it just puts me further behind.

Hope the sleepover went well. What was for dessert? Scott and I watched Marley & Me the other night and I couldn't help balling my eyes out.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Debi!

Susan said...

I haven't joined Herding Cats yet! I must not give in.....but I love the title of the contest so much! lol And congrats to having an almost 12 year old around.....hope Marley and Me is as fun as it looks (we couldn't rent it, the store was out again) - I'm off to watch Twilight now, hope it's as good as my best friend who's watched it over 5 times now, says it is.....and I love Jane Eyre so fingers crossed you find it a really good read too!

Eva said...

I just got back from vacation, and my google reader is out of control!! But I'm so happy to be back and catching up with everyone. :D

Sounds like Annie has a fun birthday planned-I turn 23 on the 11th, which I'm reacting to with disbelief and a bit of nasea (sp?). I was only 20 when I began blogging! *sigh*

valentina said...

Wow, reading Jane Eyre for the first time...I almost envy you that privilege :)

I'm also reading something about Bosnia, it's a graphic novel called Safe Area Goradze, and although I'm only at the beginning I think it's gonna be great! very informative.

Melody said...

Is Annie going to be 12 already? Wow, how time flies! And I hope she has fun at the Teen Book Festival! :)

As for Jane Eyre, can you believe that I haven't read this book yet?! *gasp*

kreed said...

I just don't know how 12 years old is happening...I can't believe it!

jpderosnay said...

oooh jane eyre is wonderful! and this is coming from a guy. yep, it does start a bit slow but it becomes amazing!