Thursday, October 16, 2008

Housekeeping

1. Friendly reminder to enter the give-away for Hello, I Must be Going. To enter, just leave a comment on my post below for the book. Tomorrow is the deadline. I'll send the book wherever, even if you're in Canada or abroad.

2. Apologies for the less frequent posting of late. We are mid-construction with our living room right now, which means that all living room furniture is currently in the dining room. So is all the dining room furniture. You can only open our front door wide enough to slip through a tiny crack. Then you must duck under Harold, our old, overgrown and lopsided ficus, who is currently residing directly in front of the main entrance. After you shimmy past the dining room table, you will enter our overcrowded kitchen (island is currently covered with 3ft tall stacks of coffee table books from our living room). There is a shop vac and some furniture on our front porch. We’ve been eating dinner standing up in our kitchen. Basically, my life is a little hectic at the moment and my favorite reading place (the couch) is currently wrapped in a painting tarp and covered in plaster dust. The good news is that painting (the final stage) has commenced and will hopefully be finished this weekend.

3. I’m in the middle of A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving right now, so I hope to have a review ready next week.

4. If you’re dying for some daily words of wisdom from me while I finish A Prayer for Owen Meany, feel free to visit my new blog where I will post a daily note unrelated to reading: http://jillsdailynote.blogspot.com/

3 comments:

Bybee said...

I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts about Owen Meany. I started it once, but was put off because Owen talks in CAPS. And everyone raves about this book. Sigh.

nbbaker1102 said...

Owen Meany is up next in my TBR list. I was going to read it for the New Classics Challenge. I can't wait to hear what you have to say.

Good luck with the house! It will all be worth it when it's done.

Lindsey said...

I was just at the library, wandering the stacks and kicking myself for not taking notes off of your blog before my visit. Next time I head off to the North Park Library, I will be appropriately armed with recommendations from you. :)