Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Blatherings, Not Sunday

What a strange, overcast day it is today.  It feels as if the weather got the memo that today is supposed to herald our next season, fall.  Honestly, I haven't had nearly enough summer for my tastes and am quickly learning that I would be happiest if I could have ten months of spring & summer and only two of fall & winter.  That's okay though.  I'll gear up for fall weather and all that the change of seasons bring with them!

My three day weekend has been relatively boring, which was just the way I wanted it.  After working late all last week, I was eager for some down time.  I still have a stack of grading to work my way through before tomorrow, but really I'm doing good.  Since I pretty much continued teaching online classes and had meetings off and on all summer, it wasn't a very bumpy transition back into work again.  What's an 8" stack of grading anyway?  (Ha, ha.)

Okay, enough about work!  Besides grading and sleeping, I spent a good chunk of time reading.  Talk about a luxury.  I can't say for sure why I've been such a slug about it, but I'm eager to get back to reading for pleasure.  On Sunday I must have spent five hours reading some of the books I've been trying to finish or need to review.  Talk about a nice escape!

Here's what I've been reading.  What about you?

One last thing that I wanted to share before I end my literal blatherings for this week.  Starting today is the one year anniversary for the Austen Authors blog site.  Many of the contemporary remakes, retellings, and follow ups to Austen's works are featured on this blog, along with a few other writers who are associated with the publisher Sourcebooks.  It's just a great site to learn about fun new reads and about the authors who write them, so if you get a chance, stop on by to check out all the fun goings on for their anniversary.

Well, that's it for me this week.  I have a stack of grading that I still need to get to, so I better push onward so I can get back to my reading.  For all those here in the U.S. who have had a chance to celebrate Labor Day, I hope it was a great one!


  1. Sounds like you had a nice weekend! I was happy to get in some nice chunks of reading time too. I managed to get through quite a bit of Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross. I am liking it more than I thought I would.

    Here's to a good week ahead!

  2. It's always difficult to say good-bye to a three-day weekend! I think it is wonderful you had such a nice chunk of time to read!

  3. Elisabeth--That's great! I wish I would have had more time to read on Monday as well, but at least I had a nice chunk of time. :)

    Peaceful Reader--I know! I'm sad to see the three day weekend go, but at least this next week is short now.

  4. I totally agree about the 10 months of summer/spring and 2 of winter! We need to find the place where this happens.

  5. No kidding! I can't handle snow and wind anymore. Maybe I just need to be a jet setter?!?