Funny how some days it's so very easy to think of something to talk about here and other days, nada zip zilch comes to mind. Today is certainly one of the latter. WAH! I apologize in advance for putting you to sleep!
Dagnabbit. The drawback to feeling more spry is a return to housewifey-ness and the er, joys, of cleaning up the house. mumble mumble grumble piffle posh. So now the bedroom has been picked up, the last of the laundry done, the kitchen has been cleaned and lunch has been eaten.
The rain has been pouring down and in between bouts of drying off the doggie (who is undeterred by the buckets of rain coming down), I have been going through a pile of magazines that (somehow) grew into a mountain. Go to bed for a month and sheesh, look what happens! ;)
We enjoyed a very lazy weekend. We finally got to see "Up In The Air" and liked it very much. Had a late lunch at one of our favorite Indian restaurants afterward, had breakfast the following morning at Farmer's Market at our favorite breakfast place and of course a trip to the bookstore. Monday we ran errands and just lazed about.
I'm reading "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro which was on a list of the top ten books of the decade. I can't remember what blog I was reading (so sorry!) but someone linked to the Time Magazine online article about the top ten books of the first decade of the 2000's.
I loved "Remains of the Day" by the same author and the plot of this one sounded intriguing and it seemed to have gotten lots of rave reviews. Well ... I think I am liking it but good gosh, it's creepy crawly. The narrative of the book is so very icy cold and distant ... part (I'm sure there is more to come) of the chilling plot line has just been revealed ... yowzers.
Here's the list from Time:
1. Never Let Me Go (2005), by Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (2004), by Susanna Clarke
3. The Corrections (2001), by Jonathan Franzen
4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), by Junot Diaz
5. The Known World (2003), by Edward P. Jones
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), by J.K. Rowling
7. Atonement (2002), by Ian McEwan
8. Lush Life (2008), by Richard Price
9. Then We Came to the End (2007), by Joshua Ferris
10. American Gods (2001), by Neil Gaiman
Here's the link to this and more top ten lists of the decade.