Monday, March 21, 2011

Time to talk about books

I've been off work for two weeks and now I'm back. Which means that blogging will be back in my life too. I try not to spend too much time on the computer when I'm at home, I try to read if I have a spare moment instead, which means blogging breaks. But I like to blog on my breaks at work, so here I am.

My time off was great. The wedding was great of course and in the week that followed I managed to squeeze in a day all to myself as well as a honeymoon day with Joe. The day with Joe was taken up with life stuff like grocery shopping but I made sure that my day off included nothing that I 'should' do. I was so lazy that I didn't even do laundry, seriously, basically I had my own private read-a-thon. It was great. As I was saying to Alexandra during lunch today, that's really the one thing I miss from my days before baby came along. Not going out, not spontaneity, but those days when you can sit on the couch and read all day, with nowhere to go and no responsibility. So I take one from time to time, it's just more of an effort to plan it in.

What did I read? I finished Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, I read Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and I finished Fables 3: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham. It was a great day. :-) Reviews will be coming soon, I just need to catch up and review the books I read before!

So yes, I guess that wedding post spent enough time in first place and I need to go back to normal life now. Good thing we're doing another ceremony in June, I'm already looking forward to it! :-)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Joanna!
I completely understand a wedding blogging break, I while I don't have children (yet) I can imagine that you don't get many read-only days when they are around... I'm glad you got time for yourself and books!

Ana S. said...

Your impromptu read-a-thon sounds wonderful! One book I love and two I really want to read :)

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Yay for the readathon, and welcome back :o)

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Will you be doing any of the readathon on the 9th?? I'm hoping to do at least a few hours, though I'm guessing our times will be different as we're so far apart.

And another ceremony! How awesome!

joanna said...

scribacchina - yes read-only days are so precious - and so needed and appreciated!!

Nymeth - it seems I made good book choices! :-)

anothercookie - thanks!

Trish - I will, actually! But yes, we'll have to see if we'll be up at the same time at any point!