Sunday, April 4, 2010

TSS: Happy Easter & Spring Break!

This hasn't been my best week for reading. I've caught some time here or there, but thanks to my lovely Michael Buble concert on Wednesday, an exercise class on Thursday, a Tess of the D'Urbervilles viewing party (of the film) with my students on Friday, and a birthday party yesterday, I haven't read for any length of time. Thankfully, next week is Spring Break, so I have a week to set aside all sorts of time for wonderful reading! Such joy.

Easter has been pretty low key this year. My friend Doc recently returned home from Costa Rica, where she spent a month, so she's been here at my house today kicking back and reading a book. We've had a great day. Rather than going to Easter dinners or egg hunts, we've simply spent our time cooking a simple dinner of baked chicken, asparagus, and funeral potatoes (a delightful concoction if you know what they are), along with a delightful afternoon of lounging around reading. What could be better?

I wanted to share what I'm hoping to get to during this next week off. Now I have to say that if you know me, you know that I tend to read a whole stack of books all at once. In fact, I'm often reading at least four books at once. My "To Be Read" pile for Spring Break is pretty extensive, and I doubt I'll get to half of them, but it's still pretty fun to be surrounded by great options!

Here are my initial stacks:

I also plan on watching a few films and getting more reviews written. In the meantime, I'm going to spend a leisure-filled Easter evening watching some prerecorded television and doing a little reading. I hope you've been able to do the same. Happy Easter to you and yours!


  1. Looks like a good stack of books you've got there. Hope you have a good spring break and that you've enjoyed Easter so far! :D

  2. Are you joining in with the readathon?

    We did NOTHING for our Easter. Seriously, we didn't even go to church. I feel kinda bad about that.

  3. You have an ambitious week planned! And I'm intrigued by the thought of funeral potatoes... will have to research those.

    Hope your Easter was a good one, with lots of chocolate! Have a great break!

  4. I am currently trying to read two books at once, and I just can't do it! It frustrates me because when I was younger I would read like 5 books at once! Argh! Also, I just don't seem to have as much time to read as I would like. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  5. Enjoy your break! You have a couple great stacks of books to choose from. East of Eden is one of my all-time favorites.

  6. I hope you have a good Spring Break!

    Your reading piles looks great :-) I've been meaning to read Jane Austen ruined my life and I am curious about White Tiger and According to Jane.

  7. Did I spy Some Girls Bite in that pile? It's a perfect read for Spring Break. I can't wait to see how you like it. :)