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  • Saturday, September 02, 2006
    success!! (and other comments)
    Yesterday (Friday), I was successful at getting my reading done through Wednesday. This would not have been possible if Monday was a school day - then I would only be done through Tuesday - but it does bode well for a quarter wherein I have no books in my house ... ever. Which means my evenings are my own (and my family's), and I get to sleep earlier, and have the opportunity to get in shape b/c I can get up early to exercise.

    Thanks to E.Spat for the shout out over at her place ... I'm contemplating whether I can craft a post on the issue. the wheels are turning.

    we're having a lazy day today. we have winds from ernesto, but no rain. i slept too late, and my brain is all foggy. i could really use to do some laundry, but i don't have the energy. i had a dream about a friend of mine - the one whose baby was burned earlier in the summer - and I should really call her today - but again, the energy issue.

    we're going out to dinner tonight, which is rare when the kids are home. we're going to the home of the Allagash Tripel, and I *will* have one or two. Slowly, though. No hiccuping on the walk home with the kiddos.

    i am going through a mourning period --- i had been listening to an audio book since i was still a Summer Associate - and it was the 6th in a series of 5 books, most of which I read when Thing One was a baby. This series is not something I'm too proud of reading. they're not 'literary' by any stretch, but I also was offended when the book store i used to work for was shelving them in Romance - b/c they're not. They're definitely more historical fiction than they are romance. I mean, for crying out loud, these two people meet in the first book and get married and they are the only two people that the book talks about for 6,000 pages - and they often cut away before the sex even starts. So, I don't think it was an adequate categorization.

    But nonetheless, the books aren't the most literary to have sat in front of me. But they're engrossing, and I've now read a LOT about these characters. Also, it is the kind of book that is perfect to hear, rather than read. I have regretted some of the more literary books that I listened to. I feel that I missed out on certain visual benefits that come with reading, and other times when a narrator has killed the tone. But this one is perfect. I am very sad that it is over. It was 48 disks, so approx 50 hours.

    Of course, I'll get over it, but I miss having it to look forward to. It was my commute activity, my exercise activity, and ocassionally my evening unwinding activity, while playing Mahjongg on the computer.

    I am now reading (not listening to) Anonymous Lawyer. Entertaining and quick, thus far.
    posted by Zuska @ 1:13 PM  
    • At Saturday, September 02, 2006 7:02:00 PM, Anonymous kristine said…

      Every book store shelves them under "romance"--probably because there's not a "historical fiction" shelf. I think it's OK; it used to bother me also, but there is a fair amount of "romance" in the series, and as long as the bookstores keep carrying them.

    • At Saturday, September 02, 2006 8:27:00 PM, Blogger Zuska said…

      actually, barnes & noble has moved them to general fiction, and my neighborhood independent bookstore also has them under general fiction.

      i feel vindicated.

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