Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What I'm Reading, and a TEASER

Well, it is back to the grind. I worked all weekend, even when my oldest was here, on my classes. I MUST get through them as soon as possible with all of the expenses we have!! It has been really difficult with hubby unemployed. I am really ready for a regular income, and he is having such a hard time finding a job. If I have to be the one to earn the income for now, then so be it, he is working so hard on finding a job. Back to the grind: for me this means classes and my two part time jobs, both of which I took the weekend off from !!

With all this studying and working, when do I have time to read? Well, it is a priority but I'm rather exhausted all the time, therefore the book must be worth the effort, and I found one! It is called The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. This is one of the huge advantages of working in the library, I have been able to discover some real literary gems.

I am less than one third of the way through with this beautifully written novel and I'm completely entranced. The novel was originally written in French, translated into English. I started the book Sunday, on the bus (which was a very relaxing and comfortable ride), after driving my oldest daughter back to her apartment. I'm reading it when I head to bed at night. I hope to finish it this week, I'm resisting the urge to ignore my schoolwork to just sit back and read! I have also heard the audio is irresistable, and if you are a regular reader of my blog then you know I adore audio books that are well done. I'll get back to you with a review on "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" hopefully by next Monday when I hope to join the Monday Meme over at Book Journey. Meanwhile, if you have a chance to pick up the book, I will go out on a limb, less than 1/3 in, and suggest you have a read! Let's hope the book doesn't break my heart in the end. ;-)

And in other news, oldest daughter plans to return home this weekend, to dance in the recital for her former dance school. She will be in the "Alumni Dance" and I am very excited to see her!! Oh, and if you are reading this, my dear, there is a certain Bananas who is hoping you will bring fudge with you :).

Lastly, for the teaser: we are working on a family project, the launching of a new blog with a real twist. The Oldest set up a template and a blogger account for the project, we have everything all ready to get started, now I just need to fine a few spare moments to write it. But it is coming, and I will keep you posted!


Moderate Means said...

Just checked my library system and they only have it in book form (and I would prefer it in audio) - but they have another one by that author - "Gourmet Rhapsody." It's on my list now :) Thanks for the recommendation!

Lily said...

Oh, please do let me know how it is!! Don't you just love audiobooks? They are so much fun to listen to and you can get other things done while listening. As I type now I'm listening to my little one watching Hannah Montana, which begs the phrase, audio books are, "The best of both worlds." I know, that was lame, lol. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love audiobooks - I am a huge promoter of them :)

Seen you are hopefully going to join the What Are You Reading meme next week. I hope you do! :)

Lily said...

Thank you, Sheila! So glad you stopped by!! :)

Mary Bennett said...

I'm thinking Hedgehog!! Can't wait to see your new project.