This week seems to be moving along so slowly, probably because I'm on vacation all next week and want to be done with the work week already! Since I haven't written reviews for the 4 books sitting on my desk patiently waiting their turn in the spotlight, I thought I'd post some random updates.
First, I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. You all made my day! And thanks to my husband for holding a small gathering for me over the weekend, Serena and her husband for the awesome bookish gifts (the Jane Austen action figure rocks!), and to The Girl for making sure I didn't have to do any housework on Monday and could put my feet up with a book after I came home from work. You are all awesome!
Second, I just want to let you all know that I still don't have an Internet connection at home, so it remains to be seen how often I'll be able to post here or when I'll have time for blog reading and commenting. I'll do my best to stay current, though, but please forgive me if I'm MIA -- which will be the case when I'm on vacation next week. Well, at least I can count on more reading time, since my vacation will consist of me sitting at home and relaxing.
Third, I want to direct you to my Examiner page, as I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Jo Napoli, whose YA novels set during World War II are must reads. (If you haven't already, check out my reviews of Stones in Water and Fire in the Hills.)
Those of you still planning to complete the World War II reading challenge by the end of the year should consider Napoli's books. They are quick reads, with plenty of action and emotion to hold your attention at a time of year when everything is hectic. (I can't believe that I'm going to have to start Christmas shopping soon. Where has the year gone?)
Have a great day, everyone!