Wednesday, March 17, 2010

So be easy and free, when you're drinking with me, I'm a man you don't meet everyday...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you!

The party was a success; I only have about 3 pounds of corned beef left over (but let's not talk about the 7 pounds of boiled potatoes in my downstairs fridge, k?); I am now addicted to these amazing cold stuffed potatoes someone brought to the party that have about a gajillion calories per bite but I DON'T CARE. Even though this week has been so busy (pediatrician appointments, school events) and I have been so tired (see: party: 80 to 100 adults, 40 kids, clean up of), that I haven't been to the gym since Monday morning. (Hello, darling chlorinated water, I hear you calling me, I am just too swamped to heed your siren call right now, my warm, blue love...)

I also seem to have reading-related ADD. I can't finish anything.

I am a third of the way through The Children's Book and am currently bogged down in all the politics. I know Byatt will make it worth my while, she always does, but for now it's kinda slow going for this tired old brain.

I was all set to return Suck It Up to the library, but the first three pages made me laugh out loud several times, so it is riding around in my car with me.

I am three-fourths of the way through The Summer We Fell Apart; I like it. Much, much more than I expected to. It came pretty highly recommended, but by someone whose taste I am not entirely familiar with, so I just wasn't sure. I am glad I am reading it. I just wish the characters were not so damn pathetic, every last one of them. The only one who doesn't send me right over the edge, or doesn't make me want to slap him to attention, is the crazily alcoholic brother who can't get his shit together. You know, the one I should hate and pity. Books are weird.

I picked up Elizabeth Noble's The Reading Group in a flying visit to the library (which I made to pick up Fade); I laid down on the couch for a few minutes yesterday afternoon, picked up Reading Group, and then promptly blew off everything I had to do till it was time to pick up the boys from school.
So far, SO good.

I have delusions that I will read lots this upcoming weekend (my second Annual Every Child Left Behind weekend with my high school pals), but realistically, I know better. If anyone can get us to shut up, we might all get some reading done, but that's really, really not likely. Good thing I can knit and talk, though...

7 comments:

Janet said...

Three more days....

:)

Rachel said...

I must admit I skimmed some of the poltics/history in the Children's Book, otherwise I would have got too bogged down. (I think it must be based on the life of E.Nesbitt - loosely).

Bearette24 said...

That's funny, I read The Summer We Fell Apart and George was my favorite character. Finn kinda got on my nerves.

Beth said...

Nice try. I'm not even bringing a book, so I will not be shutting up.

Mary said...

All I seem to be able to read atm are magazines.

I have never gone this long without reading a book. this MUST be rectified.

Corn beef fritters?

librarygirl said...

The Children's Book distressed me quite a bit, but it is worth it.

Kristin said...

Ok, now I am 2/3 of the way through The Children's Book and getting really into it. It is a bit distressing, but fascinating. Keep at it!