Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Blatherings: Utah Author Month

I'm a bit behind this month and what is new?!?  I've been debating, actually a lot lately, the idea of what I share or don't share on this blog.  There are times that I think, "Geesh!  Does anyone even want to hear about being busy with school or the cold I caught?"  Then other times, after I sit around wondering where some of my much loved blogging friends have disappeared, I think it might actually be good to get a little information eeked out once in awhile, right?  Having said that, life is good here in my corner of the world.  Really.  It is!

As my earlier quandary intimates, I came down with a humdinger of a cold over Easter, that kind of tortured me for awhile.  Any extra energy went in to getting those last essays and papers graded before my AP students took the AP exam, which is happily out of the way!  They felt really good about it, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.  Now that much of the stress that a school year can bring is over, I'm feeling pretty darn happy.  We still have four more weeks, but things are truly starting to wind down.

One of the things I missed this past week was the Utah Author Month, initial start up.  Natasha, at Maw Books Blog has spearheaded an awesome opportunity for those of us in this area, or who are interested in participating, in reading and highlighting authors from here in Utah.  I have to say that the list of authors is pretty amazing.  If you don't believe me, check out the Goodreads list "Books by Utah Authors" that we've compiled! 

For my participation, I'm going to try to finish a couple of books that I am currently reading and then try to maybe throw in another one by the end of the month.  I'll also post a little something about books that I've read and reviewed here on One Literature Nut that are written by Utah authors.  It should be a great time, and a wonderful opportunity to support some of our local authors. 

Since my mom and I are not celebrating Mother's Day until two weeks from now (when we'll be together), I better take advantage of this slightly rainy and chilly day to get some reading done.  Besides, I don't have a single paper to grade--for once--and I'm feeling a little bit out of sorts!  Happy Mother's Day all, and have a great week!


  1. Ah, you're nice! :) I started to feel like anything I had to post would just sound like endless whining. Thankfully, things are much better now and I'm counting down the days until summer break!!!

  2. Hang in there...As my dad would always say, "this too shall pass!" I try to remember that as the 'end of the year' stress hits at school.

    BTW, I truly enjoy reading about your life as well as your great reviews. It reminds me and verifies to me that I am not the only one juggling too many balls in the air!

    I enjoyed my Mother's Day by spending time in the backyard with my book. It was truly bliss - I will probably regret it tomorrow when I feel a bit pinched for not preparing for the week better, but it was worth it!

    Have a great week!

  3. I think one of the nicest things about the blogging friends I've made is that we can share what's happening in our lives. Since I'm pretty much homebound because of my husband's health problems, I cherish the friends I've made blogging. So, yes, please do share.