Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How are you celebrating? I’ll be wearing green today (once I find my green sweater!), but other than that, my day will focused more on music than on partying: church choir in the morning, and several hours of rehearsals for my children’s and youth choruses in the afternoon.
It’s odd how St. Patrick’s Day has become a huge event, even among those with no Irish ancestry. (My own ancestry is – ahem! – Scots Irish, among other things. Not a drop of Irish blood as far as I know. I suppose by rights, I should be wearing orange, not green. But I look awful in orange, and anyway, my Scots Irish roots are four generations back. Besides, it’s all for fun!)
Between family members getting sick and my voice teacher in the hospital, it’s been a bit of a rough week. I managed to get the scheduled blog posts out — barely — but I’ve gotten very little reading done.
The past week on the blog:
- Mon. 3/11: review of The Vow, by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter
- Tues. 3/12: Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2013 TBR list!
- Wed. 3/13: review of Spellbinding, by Maya Gold (forthcoming)
- Fri. 3/15: review of Sea Glass Winter, by JoAnn Ross
- Sat. 3/16: News & Notes. Lots of publishing and other book-related news, plus links to interesting opinion pieces, some great book lists, and a collection of literary cakes.
The coming week:
Because of my rough week, I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be bringing you this week, other than a review of Splintered, by A. G. Howard; my usual Saturday feature, News & Notes; and hopefully a few other interesting reviews and tidbits as well. There may even be a guest review by my daughter.
Thankfully (and most unusually), there’s nothing from the library this week, nor did I buy any books. I’m really trying to get to at least some of my huge stack(s) of TBR books… especially the four library books I can’t renew! Wish me luck…