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!