I'm so excited to be enjoying a 3-day weekend for the memorial Day holiday, here in the U.S. It's been (2) months working full-time, and I really love my academic library job. The people are so great and the environment can't be beat ~~ super friendly people and no pressure whatsoever! Honestly, the toughest part of the job is getting up and getting going each morning :) This week we had a faculty/staff picnic and it was great fun, lots of events and prizes as well.
Yesterday, we met our friends Paul and Mary, also known as the "train people". We met them about 13 years ago on a train to Boston, and have been friends ever since. We spent a fun afternoon over a late lunch, and non stop laughter. Today we will bring flowers to the graves of my (2) brothers and parents, (always a sad day). I then hope to spend the rest of the weekend at home, organizing all the books that I have acquired lately (that is a job in itself). Sometimes being a book lover is a lot of work!
Speaking of books, I loved the way I felt like I was in control of my May reading. As some of you may recall I selected the books that I planned to read in May, and then updated my progress each week. (It's was like a monthly reading challenge for me ~~it was pretty successful as well). Here is a snapshot of my month.
MAY READING GOALS
How High the Moon; Sandra Kring(5/5) - loved it Beatrice and Virgil; Martel(audio ) - 4.5/5 Postmistress; Blake (audio)- 2.5/5 One Good Dog; Wilson(audio) - 4.5/5
- Every Last One; Anna Quindlen
Stuff; Frost(Compulsive Hoarding/NF) - (review in progress) - 4/5 Tinkers; Paul Harding- 3/5 Stitches; David Small- (5/5) - loved it
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake; Bender- /5
- The House at Riverton; Kate Morton
Perfect Reader; Maggie Pouncey- 4/5
- Backseat Saints; Joshilyn Jackson
Whiter Than Snow; Sandra Dallas(audio) - 4.5 (review needed)
MAY (Unplanned reading that just Happened)
- Fast, Fresh and Green; Susie Middleton - 4/5
- Slow Death By Rubber Duck - 5/5
- The Walk; Richard Paul Evans - 2/5
- Let the Great World Spin; McCann (audio) - in progress
Do you have any special plans for today? Have a great week!