Hello fellow bloggers and readers! It's been a while since I popped my head into the bloglandia! I can honestly say that I haven't even looked at the reader out of fear of all the posts that I have to navigate through. One of those times when the 'Mark all as Read' is dreadfully handy and necessary.
It's been a crazy week out here! My brother and the husband's brother both came to visit us last week for spring break. It was pleasantly busy and fun out here, so much so that I miss the company now that all the fun is over and it's back to the usual ho-hum. It wasn't all fun though. Some of you probably remember (or maybe not) that my brother had once been admitted to hospital a year plus ago after he got some seizures. Although he recovered quickly from it (if you could call 5 weeks quick), one unfortunate consequence of that was that he now has epilepsy. He has been on medication since, but once in a while, he still gets seizures. It's been a really really rough period since (and that's still an understatement). Amidst all the fun of last week, he had a few such episodes that rattled me as usual. Hence the blog absence. I hate to blog when I'm upset - I tend to write whiny/grouchy/grumpy reviews, even if the books were hilarious. Imagine reviewing Tina Fey's BossyPants or any Sophie Kinsella book as if they are such Debbie Downers!
I didn't read at all last week, but I did finish two books this weekend - kind of a record for me this year, and I am midway through another book that I had been looking forward to for a while. On Saturday, I finished Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number. The timing was perfect (I was either in a car or on the train), the mood was perfect (I desperately needed something that would take my mind off things), and the book was typical Sophie Kinsella - crazy, wacky, implausible, silly, and tons of fun. Sunday, I finished The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu, which was a really wonderful read. I'm looking forward to reviewing both of these.
And I'm reading Veronica Roth's Divergent right now. Just a few pages in, I can see the whole appeal of this book. It does have a Hunger Games-ish and a Giver-ish touch, both books I enjoyed tremendously. Speaking of Hunger Games, the husband and I are going for the premiere this Thursday! Well, it's more like I'm dragging him, but we're both looking forward to it. I've watched the trailer a ton of times already and I still love that moment when the timer counts down and the tributes race to grab their supplies. Makes me want to reread the books.
So, what have I missed during the past one week?