you're in the USA, are you ready for the holiday? This is going to be a
short week for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday. I think we've finished our food and wine shopping, but I can always send Mr. BFR out to the store if I forgot something.
I'm sorry to report I had to delete a hate comment over the weekend. Apparently someone took offense at my review of an audiobook about Genghis Khan. The comment had religious overtones, which is ironic because the khan was a proponent of religious freedom. Ah well. I'm moving on now.
The never-ending book organizing. I am still working on my big merge of my three databases into Libib. My dream? By the end of the year, I want all my audiobooks, eBooks, and print books to be organized into one easily searchable place. I have my print books under control and I'm about half through my eBooks. The project has been eating into my reading time, but I am determined!
In other news. Yes, that photo to the right is actual, real snow on what was left of my sage. On Saturday morning it was warm enough to sit outside in the sun and have a chat with a neighbor; by evening there were snow flurries, and by Sunday afternoon, we had accumulations. I guess it's time to dig out all my sweaters.
Reading woes. I've been working like crazy to catch up from being away earlier this month and to get ahead because of Thanksgiving. What that means is very little reading is getting done around here. But I did find the time to listen to two audiobooks. I really liked the messages in Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven, and narrators Jorjeana Marie and Robbie Daymond were great at conveying teen emotion. I had mixed feelings about Paulo Coelhe's The Spy. Hillary Hubar and Paul Boehmer were fine as narrators, but the story itself lacked tension. I reviewed both books on Litsy and for AudioFile magazine and may also review here.
What's up this week. I haven't planned out my posts this week, but I have a couple of ideas for some book lists, a photo for Wednesday, and a food or cooking related review on Saturday. I've been thinking about a gift-giving post, my most anticipated books for December, and (of course) my best-of-the-year lists, which I usually post in early December. This has been such a television-filled few months (politics, Olympics, World Series, and more) that I'm looking forward to settling into the long winter evenings of listening to quiet music and reading. Enough with the talking heads.