Sunday, August 28, 2011

Suddenly Sunday

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by Svea at The Muse in the Fog Book Review.

It's been a whole week and not one bit of activity here on this blog which is rare for me.  Last weekend I decided that there has just been so much going on that I would take a week to decompress and just focus on reading and chilling out.  In real life I work as a contracted employee for the US Army.  The current contract is supposed to be up at the end of this month.  Normally it is a smooth transition from the end of one contract to the beginning of the next (they last for 5 years each).  Not so this time.  The government is strapped for cash and because of this they have not come to an agreement on a new contract yet.  The only sure thing we've been told is that no matter who the new contract ends up with, they are going to have to cut my hours.  In addition to the stress of not knowing the outcome for my job, my husband was rushed to the ER this week (kidney stone-he's fine now) and school is getting ready to start here for my Boy shortly. So yeah,  I kind of needed a week of "me" time.

During this week I did manage to finish some books and will have reviews up for them this week.  Here is the schedule:

TUES: Review of The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
THU: Review of The Books of Rachel by Joel Gross
FRI: Review of Arabella by Georgette Heyer @ Royal Reviews
SAT: Review of March by Geraldine Brooks

Also just wanted to mention that Summer of ARCs/Galleys giveaway for August ends midnight Wednesday.  I know it is getting close to the end of the month but I am still planning on adding a few more books to the pool before the end of the month hits so be sure to enter for your chance to win if you haven't!

I think I'll be spending the rest of my Sunday hanging out with the Boy and catching up on my old movies I DVRed.  I have about eight of them on there that I haven't watched yet.  I did manage to watch Singin' in the Rain (fantastic!), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1920's version w/Lon Chaney-interesting), It Happened One Night (loved  it!), To Have and Have Not (pretty good), and The Misfits (eh, it was alright).  Hope everyone else has a wonderful Sunday and also hoping all the east coasters aren't getting battered too badly by Irene.  Praying everyone makes it through safely. 


  1. Ugh -- so stressful! V sorry to hear abt the possible cut in hours -- like anyone needs that! :/

  2. Sounds like you earned some decompression time - what a week. Those are some great sounding old movies. I love It Happened One Night and To Have and Have Not.