We were on vacation last week, which was great fun. I’m still not back mentally, so I don’t have my bookish week fully planned. This is a rough outline, with some personal fun stuff thrown in … check back and see what really happens!
Monday 2/23 – It’s time for Mailbox Monday; our postman was busy this week!
Tuesday 2/24 – Depending on how I connect with the question, I may wax rhapsodic (or just blather!) about Tuesday Thingers, hosted by Wendi. I also plan to participate in Teaser Tuesday; it’s always fun to see snippets of what others are reading.
Wednesday 2/25 – This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Margot at Joyfully Retired. Margot’s blog is a beautiful reflection of her life – joyfully retired and travelling the country with her husband. She shares about a special bookstore in Sebastopol, California.
I’ve found at least one word to share in Bermudaonion‘s new weekly Wondrous Words meme; will it be familiar to you?
Thursday 2/26 – What will the Booking Thru Thursday topic be this week? I’ve missed the past several weeks, so I hope I have something to share.
I’ll be reviewing Susan Helene Gottfried’s The Demo Tapes: Year One. You may recognize some of the characters from Susan’s blog, West of Mars. I had a fun time with Trevor and the gang tagging along on my vacation; visit us Thursday and find out what we did. If I get my act together, Susan will be along for an interview, too.
Friday 2/27 - It looks like I’ll be giving away a copy of The Demo Tapes: Year One! Check in to see how to get your name entered.
Saturday 2/28 – Harvard/Princeton hockey game with the kids tonight! J and I agree that, like our Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, this event underscores how opposites attract!
Sunday 2/29 – Today is the second race in the Wild Rover series; it’s a 3-week series starting with a 3-mile run, then 4, then 5. Each race is sponsored by an Irish pub in the Merrimack Valley, and has food, beer, and live music after the race. Here’s a pic of me and my friend Laura after the 3-mile run (held 2/22/09). My time was 34:11, an average of 11:24 per mile. Last year’s time was a little better at 33:27 (11:09), but, still respectable for a “mature” runner out in the sleet Three more cool tidbits – personalized bibs had our numbers sandwiched between first and last names, they used a “single use” paper tag with timing chip instead of the heavier plastic that flops around on your laces (see a pic and fuller description here), and the pieces of the 3 weekly finisher’s medals fit together to make one large medal (yes, I’m in it for the bling and the t-shirt!). This picture was taken inside the bar, on a cell phone; if you want to see more silliness, let me know and I’ll post some others (note the green sequined bow ties, this is a St. Paddy’s race, after all!)
Other than this, I must post several reviews that have been percolating. You may see some quick and dirty shorter reviews at She is Too Fond of Books until I get caught up.
Can you share some highlights from your calendar for the week?