Monday, May 11, 2009

The Reading Week

It's that time of the week again: Monday.
The day in which asks the all-important question: What are you reading?
Well, internets, you'll be pleased to know I finally seem to have balanced my Idol obsession with reading _ I finished two books _ go me!
(BTW, Adam Lambert, still no call. I still love you in a slightly unstable fangirl kind of way, but dude ... that's cold.)
I finished Soldier in the Mist by Gene Wolfe and Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman. Then I wrote slightly incomprehensible reviews, which you can find (if you insist) by scrolling up ... and down.
I'm on a roll. Or, I would be, if I didn't have to get up at 5am tomorrow morning to fly to Wellington for a two-day work course. Sigh. Work will put me up for one night in a hotel, but not two. So instead of going up tonight, and proceeding to the training in an orderly fashion, I'm going up ridiculously early in the morning, and then going straight into the first day. Can I get a sarcastic, slowly fading yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay?
I shouldn't complain. I'm practically the only person in my department who hasn't been sent on this course. But man ....
I'm not taking my laptop with me (argh!!!!! no internets!!!) so I'll have to thank you all in advance for your witty and insightful compli-comments.
As for what I am reading now: still The Matriarch, because I keep forgetting to take a lunch break at work; I started Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, which is May's classic, and in a study in complete contrast, Slash's autobiography. I don't really have an inner rock chick _ more of an inner slighty to the left of middle chick, but I was a teenager in the 1980s and had Appetite for Destruction on cassette tape (remember those?).
So far so good.
Happy reading everyone. :)


Unknown said...

I don't know how many times I've said this on other people blogs, but Neil Gaiman is fantastic. :)
Hope your trip goes well, and have a happy reading week!

Ruth Schaller said...

I can't say I'm a huge fan, but not every book appeals to everyone!

Happy reading!

Vickie said...

I do like Neil Gaiman. Sorry you have such a yuck schedule.

Ana S. said...

Sounds like it'll be a crazy couple of days, but think positively: it will all go by quickly. Have a safe trip!

Anonymous said...

OMG! You are so busy. I don't see how you have time to read anything...much less post reviews.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Hope the course isn't too painful and you'll be back to reading wonderful books soon!