I know it's more of a Sunday Salon thing, but I don't think there's actually a rule book . . .
Time: 9:00 p.m. Monday night. Mouse is playing in the bath (her dad is supervising) and I am sneaking in a few rare minutes on the computer before we turn in for the night.
Eating and Drinking: Nothing at the moment. We did have a little birthday cake earlier in the evening. Yum. I enjoyed some ice cold water on the side--my drink of choice most of the time.
How I Spent My Birthday: My daughter was sick over the weekend, and so we kept the festivities to a minimum. Not that we had any big parties planned. I took the day off from work Monday in hopes I could curl up with a book and enjoy my special day. Suffice it to say, I spent the day cleaning out Mouse's drawers and closet. We transformed her room from a baby's room to a toddler's room this weekend, and I wanted to finish the job. We're almost done. I would really like to get a couple of carousel type pictures to put on her walls, but haven't had the best of luck finding ones I like. Anyway, I filled three big garbage bags with stuff to donate.
Presents!: I don't generally like to talk about gifts I receive for Christmas or my birthday, but I can't help but share the bookish gifts. My mom got me J.A. Jance's latest novel, Second Watch, a series I am woefully behind in. My in-laws and team at work went the gift card route, and now I'm armed with gift cards to Amazon. My awesome husband caught my hints and pre-ordered the new Kindle Paperwhite coming out at the end of this month. I am so excited! It was definitely a bookish birthday this year.
Currently Reading: The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown. It was a random pick. One of those where I could not decide what to read next, and so I played the eeny, meeny, miny, moe game. I am not a huge fan of anthropomorphism in my mysteries, which this book has in spades. We'll see how it goes . . .
Listening to: The Killing Floor by Lee Child, narrated by Dick Hill. I read a later book in the series a about three years ago and wasn't as smitten as some of my favorite mystery fan bloggers were, and decided maybe I would give the books a try in audio form. It's going much better this time around.
What I am Thankful For: Silly moments and off the wall comments. This has to be the best age ever. Not my age. My daughter's. Just as I hit a milestone birthday of which we will not mention, my daughter turned 2 1/2 yesterday. I am thankful for each and every one of those silly moments with her.
What are you reading right now? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
I seem to be sharing more from my recent audiobook listens than from my actual print reads. Oh well. Here's a taste of the opening of Lee Child's The Killing Floor, first in the Jack Reacher series.
I was arrested in Eno's Diner, at Twelve o'clock. I was eating eggs and drinking coffee. A late breakfast, not lunch. I was wet and tired after a long walk in heavy rain. All the way from the highway to the edge of town.
Would you continue reading?
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