Sunday, May 9, 2010
I woke up to three inches of snow. Yes, it snowed last night. What the unholy freaking name of. . .
Happy Mother's Day to all those who did not wake up to winter weather! (I'm sorry, but I just can't. It snowed. In May. The trees have leaves and they have snow. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW WRONG THAT LOOKS???)
At the time of this writing, which is 10:30 pm, most of the snow has melted and the forecast is calling for temps in the mid-50s tomorrow. It's supposed to be 56 on Tuesday. So hopefully the snow will, you know, take a hint.
In other news, this has been a productive week for me. I received a package from Frances that contained not only her extra The Rose Tattoo ARC but also a surprise copy of Roberto Bolaño's Antwerp, just out April 30! Thanks Frances! Of course, I got that read and reviewed right away. I also finished The Rose Tattoo so expect that review maybe tomorrow.
I am happy to report that Borges and I have made significant progress in resolving our differences.
I have completed the Lord of the Rings read-along! My post on Tolkien and racism is here.
Right now, I'm reading Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels, which is the May selection for the Non-Structured Book Club. Or I'm trying to - a gang rape scene just came up and I can't seem to get past it. I'm not usually a timid reader but wow, is this really YA? I really don't want to read that scene but I can't just skip without feeling guilty, like I'm doing the book a huge disfavor. That's something else I'll work on tomorrow.
And so, once again, Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Have fun, uh, making snowmen!