The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
halfshellvenus

On the loose...

We're up visiting family in Oregon, doing very little and trying not to use up my parent's Internet allocation for the month.

I got my Idol story finished before we left, completed & mailed the taxes (ugh), paid bills, met a bunch of work deadlines by going late into Friday night, and got zippo done on the yard before the packing/driving tornado took us all. It's an 8-hour car trip, minimum, and just arduous.

I finished Haunted on Sunday. I rarely give up on books, but I was sorely tempted with that one. It was needlessly disturbing. Creative, yes, but overall very much not fun. I'm at the brink of the denouement in Divergent, so I slowed down on that to finish up tomorrow and I've put the next book in the series on hold. My on-reserve Joe Hill book became available... but then I noticed that it was the audiobook version and not the ebook. I have been burned by that several times before, and wish our library had more ebook offerings. At home, I'm halfway through the latest Flavia de Luce mystery, and while here I picked up a Jeffrey Deaver novel I haven't read before (Lincoln Rhyme series, one of the early ones). This ignores the two hardcopy books I brought along that I really "should" be working on instead.

I'm trying to read LJ Idol entries as I can, and may spend some time at the city library tomorrow borrowing their WiFi. HalfshellHusband did that today, while accompanying our son who has a project to work on (you've got to love teachers who assign homework projects during vacation). This particular project is the second in a series where students create pseudo-Wiki entries for various elements. Last time, he had Thorium (and used the cute little graphic with the beard, hammer, viking helmet, and atomic symbol). Can't remember the one for this round, which is probably one of the 'newer' elements. Yes, let me trot out my oldness. Back in MY day, we had nine planets, too!

All right, off to bed. Let's pretend that I won't rat-hole down more of Divergent while getting there. Think it'll work?

Tags: books, me, my_kids, random
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