Thursday, July 19, 2007

My Dance Card is Full

It's a reading extravaganza!!

First off, like many others, I am absolutely beside myself about the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Somewhat foolishly, I ordered it to be delivered on Saturday, the release date...but this means that I won't have it until Saturday afternoon...when I could be waiting at midnight tomorrow. Damn me! The other teachers at work will have already finished by Monday and I can only hope that the weekend affords me enough time to rip through it. I agreed to go to a party on Saturday night, and now I'm all, what was I thinking? How can I party when there is Harry to read? I will most assuredly be closed for business on Sunday as I ingest the book as quickly as my eyes and mind will let me.

Also, I just found out that I've scored two more books in the Library Thing Early Reviewer's program. Last time, I got Lisa See's Peony in Love, which I liked but was not having a heart attack about. This time, I'm reading Gifted by Nikita Lalwani and a sampler of (Not that You Asked) by Steven Almond. Free books rule! The other great thing about the program is that I often like to complain that "no one asked me." As in, "The ending of that movie sucked, but I guess no one asked me." Or, "That was a stupid way to begin this. Why does no one ask me?" So, now I can't complain. Somebody asked me. Not that anything can be changed based on my opinion, but I do like being asked.

And so, I have 3 books arriving by mail that I must read directly upon their arrival. Poor Wicked will be shoved aside again. I don't know if I'll ever finish that book. I like it fine, but I keep having to make way for things that I just can't wait for. Such as Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn, which I bought myself for my birthday and just finished.


velocibadgergirl said...

Oh, man! I missed the request date for the Library Thing again :(

I'm hoping I can get in next month, because it seems like fun!

Good luck w/ your Harry reading. I'm wondering why this weekend, of all weekend, we're entertaining MB's parents all day on Saturday and then my mom and I are spending the whole day on Sunday driving up to my sister's archaology field school, taking her to lunch and to see the HP movie, and then driving back (4 hours one way). I'm thinking since Mom's a Harry Potter fan, we'll take the book with us and whoever's not driving will read out loud :D

velocibadgergirl said...

And I swear, I know how to spell archaeology :P

ashley said...

Happy Harry Weekend, Megs!

Your Friendly Pottermaniac

Andrea Q. said...

I KNOW -- I have a packed weekend too, and I don't want to so much as HEAR anyone say anything about the new Harry book until I have a chance to read it cover-to-cover. Which means that I'll prob have to stop reading blogs or paying attention to any form of media this week. Seriously, I'm setting a deadline for my editorial projects for tomorrow to get them done before HP hits my door, or I know they'll just never happen. Sad, yes! Also, true!

I hope you're feeling better. Being sick, ugh. :( I feel for you.

Gina said...

Can I say that I just read a Salon article that gave some spoilers? I mean, it SAID that it gave spoilers and I read it anyway. I couldn't help myself. Bad Gina!

But of course I will still read it.