Good Morning *stated still a little groggy* I was not on-line very much yesterday – or for the past few days really with our serving week for the homeless, catching up with a few friends, and AL coming home from Honduras.
Yup….. Al’s home. (I almost dropped coffee cup with the little dance happening here)
I have another pretty full day… honestly a pretty full week…. but I am going to get on when I can as I have a lot to catch up on. One of my favorite things to do each week is connect with those who link to the It’s Monday, What Are You Reading meme and I have hardly grazed it….. no worries, I am still traveling my way through…. Coffee Cup in hand. I am just a bit slower this week. 🙂
Tonight I will post February comment winners. I was going to last night and between a meeting and catching up with Al on his trip until about 11 pm I didn’t get it done.
In bookish news…. Have you see or heard of this book?
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life — dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge — he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues — and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.
This one showed up in my Daily Dose from Powell Books and I liked the sound of it. Any books hit your radar lately that you are hoping to take a closer look at?
40 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings….”
I read Paper Towns in December of last year (here’s my Goodreads review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/81391298)
I was both fascinated and disappointed by it. It’d be interesting to see your review on it.
I will have to check our your review Lydia!
Yay for husbands returning home!
No kidding Hannah – it has been so fun to hear his stories about Honduras. He has never went without me before so this is cool to get his take on it. 🙂
Oh, yes, that definitely sounds fun!
I just listened to Paper towns and really enjoyed it. I have a review of it somewhere, but my mind hasn’t woken up enough to find it heh.
Good morning Zia 🙂 LOL
I’ll bet you and Al had a lot to catch up on! Tee-hee!
Okay, that probably crossed some line, but seriously, as much as you enjoyed your quiet time, it’s always good to have your companion back.
“Paper Towns” sounds like a promising book. The other day, I saw a book that caught my attention: “Notes from the Cracked Ceiling,” by Anne E. Kornblett. Now, I’m not sure if I spelled the last name right! I wrote it down, but sometimes I can’t read my own handwriting! LOL
You crack me up Laurel 🙂 I have heard of the book you mention here but I like that title!
I just barely rolled out of bed this morning so I know how you’re feeling!
JO Jo I am seriously so tired….. 🙂
I know you’re glad that Al is home. And I know what you mean about being busy. So glad I’m on spring break next week. When I saw it in my calendar, I almost did a little dance myself. No, I have not heard of that book, but it does sound interesting. In answer to your other question, too many to mention! LOL!
Me too Michelle! Hopefully next week will slow down again….. but as I think about it… meeting on Monday, book club on Tuesday….. I an thinking maybe not….
Good morning! Hope you have a wonderful day. Haven’t seen that book before, sounds interesting. I’ve added so many books to my wish list lately but the latest one is called The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams . About a 13 yr old growing up in an isolated polygamist home.
Natalie the book sounds interesting – thanks for telling me about it! 🙂
Al’s back? Wow did that 10 days fly by. Did you enjoy your time alone or was it too quiet after a few days?
I know Lisa! he got back Monday morning. I did enjoy my time alone- I actually filled it with friends and commitments….. but so nice to have him back.
I read and really enjoyed Paper Towns. 4 stars!
Hi Jody – It must be good then! (I think I missed another book talk at your blog….. I will have to stop by!) 🙂
I love this updated cover! Very different from how I remember the hardcover.
Now I am curious Hannah about the other cover 🙂
Here’s an image that shows the HC covers: http://regularrumination.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/paper-towns.jpg
When it was originally released I thought there were four covers, and you couldn’t choose when buying online. Maybe I was wrong, though, and there were only these two.
The book which hit my radar and which I bought and read and highly recommend is CITY OF DRAGONS by Kelle Stanley. I also highly recommend LUSTRUM (Brit name) or CONSPIRATA by Robert Harris.
I think I have heard of the Robert Harris book Howard. They sound like espionage books. Are they?
Robert Harris wrote a few books about espionage, notably ENIGMA, about the Brits breaking the German codes during WWII. His latest area has been ancient Rome, notably POMPEII, IMPERIUM & CONSPIRATA. The first is obviously about the Vesuvius blow-up, the second two are the most important part of the life of Cicero, as related by his slave Tiro. Tiro is noted for inventin stenography, and we can thank him for e.g. and i.e. The books are not biographies, nor are they pot-boilers or bodice-rippers, but serious literature.
Thanks Howard for the information. I had to laugh at your line that they were not “pot-boilers or bodice-rippers”.
I always look forward to time to myself but I also can’t wait for my husband to return home. It sounds like you enjoyed your alone time based on your posts.
You have had much travel and excitement up there – remember it’s the best time of the year in MN (yep… HS Hockey tourney)!!!! oh how I miss it 🙂
I am a summer girl mari – LOL 🙂 I wait for the beautiful Minnesota summers! woo hoo!
I saw this in the Daily Dose too! I did read another book by him last year, “An Abundance of Katherines” and really liked it.
Good to know Julie H – I dint know about the other book.
I adore John Green and loved loved loved this book! Hope you do too! This is an author that my son and I both enjoy reading!
I’m a huge fan of John Green. I’ve read Paper Towns and thought it was a good story. But I l LOVED his other two Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines.
I think I’ll actually be able to get to a real book store this weekend when I travel to Boise and I’ll be picking up A Match Made In High School-that one looks like a fun read.
I have heard of Looking For Alaska – didnt realize it was the same author!
Paper Towns is AWESOME. And so is John Green. I have such a huge fangirl crush on him. 🙂
Christina your raving of his work (as well as a few others here) have me super curious! 🙂
Welcome home Al.
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Have a great week.
Ahhhh…. Esme that was sweet. I will tell him you said this. 🙂
I have a full week coming up as well. Every night now for Thur, Frid, Sat is full now, and Sun is working on it too. Well, that’s not fun… When am I going to read? I will have to sneak away a few minutes.