Sunday, October 30, 2011

Late Night Sunday Blatherings

There should be some rule against cranky blogging.  Here it is.  Sunday at 10 pm and I'm just finishing the last of the grades I needed to post for school, the grades I needed to finish for my online job, and a rambling post on the discussion board for the class I'm taking.  I feel like I need to play that song, "Mama Said There'd be Days Like This" or something.  The good news is, that I survived our first grading term (barely), and can now try to eek out some time for myself in the coming weeks.

Thanks to a partial weight now being lifted from my shoulders, I can report that I did have a meltdown yesterday and sat down with Sharon Lathan's book Miss Darcy Falls in Love, in which I only meant to read a chapter or two. I finished it a couple of hours later.  I suppose that my late night blathering is the payback I get for getting sucked into the first book I made time for  in over a week?  Okay.  That's an okay payback I suppose!  I should have known that I couldn't sit down with one of Sharon's books and "just read a chapter or two."  That's just not possible for me when it comes to her books.  Miss Darcy Falls in Love comes out on Tuesday, and I have to say that I really loved it.  In a couple of weeks I'll have the great opportunity to have Sharon Lathan on my blog.  I'm a big fan of her writing, so I'm always excited to read her books and to simply get a chance to visit with her. 

Besides my time out, meltdown read yesterday, not much has been going on in the reading department.  I anticipate that I'll be having a bit of a secondary meltdown and will be reading like crazy this week to make up for its absence.  In fact, maybe that's what I'll do tomorrow night as I turn out the lights early to avoid trick or treaters.  I know.  What a mean person, right?  Honestly, I don't get many Halloween visitors, so I didn't even buy any candy this year and will be calling it an early night tomorrow.  Anyway, here's what I'm finishing, or getting ready to read:

Edited by the lovely Laurel Ann Nattress of Austenprose.  I'm almost finished with this one, and so excited to be highlighting it later on this week!

This is one I need to finish for book club next week.  It looks really good, so I'm excited to get started!

I can't tell you how long I've been wanting to get to this book!  I'm excited that I can revisit France through this book and am really eager to jump right in.

Well, I'm feeling better already, just knowing that this post came AFTER all that hideous school work was completed.  After a little sleep tonight, hopefully I'll be back to my normal self!  Still slightly stressed out, but much more normal than I've been this past week!


  1. I have never gotten a single trick-or-treater in all my years of living in Denver. Apparently the kiddos don't like to hit apartment complexes. Go figure.

  2. I've been cranky all week and have not felt like blogging either. But I didn't it anyway too, sort of. Anyway, here's to a better week for both of us!

  3. I am very happy to hear that Miss Darcy eased your distress, Becky. I'll add that to the promo stuff: "This novel has been known to cure the most serious of emotional disturbances." :-)

    Hope you are better today. I am looking forward to spending time on your blog. See you in a couple weeks!


  4. You remind me that I haven't gotten cranky and just let it fly on my blog lately. Don't know if that's a good sign or if I just building up to a doozy. :)

    I do know that if I don't get time to read, I go a little stir crazy. I need my books!

    We live out in the country so we usually get only two or three kids on Halloween.

  5. Finally, a Georgiana Darcy adaptation! I'm surprised there aren't more books about her.