Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts, August 14
1. I have 19 days to finish 13 books toward my 30 book summer challenge. I seriously don't think I have it in me. Especially since I am in the middle of a VERY long audiobook, The Golem and the Jinni, so I can't double up by doing an audio and a print book at the same time. I'm ready to move on to another book but I want to know how this one turns out.
2. I went back to my school library today fully intending to actually WORK. We have received over 2000 books from the district this summer that need to be "accepted" into the system check and tucked away until students check them out with their classes. I got essentially nothing done before the custodian was locking up the school. Guess I'll have to start earlier in the day tomorrow.
3. I am currently reading a YA novel about sexual abuse in the Catholic church. It is not a cheery topic, needless to say. I know that books have to have some sort of problem or issue to be resolved but sometimes I wish I could just read something much less serious. If I was a kid I wouldn't touch a book like this with a ten foot pole. Just sayin'...
4. I'm pretty trashed about the death of Robin Williams. I think some pretty good stuff has been published about the situation, though. I do worry that others who are just hanging on by a thread will use this as an excuse to kill themselves. Sigh. There is such sadness in our world.
5. On a lighthearted note. Last Saturday I rode along while my husband and brother-in-law played 18 holes of golf. It wasn't a good day for either of them, especially my husband. When I saw this clip where Robin Williams is explaining how the Scots invented golf I shared it with them (and now you.)
6. I'm thinking I should get off the computer and get back to reading. See #1.
Have a good week.