Musing Mondays 6/10/13
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… Hosted by Should Be Reading.
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I got up early enough this morning that I had time to grab a coffee from Starbucks. (sips) An okay start to a Monday morning, all things considered. Pagan Picnic was this past weekend in Tower Grove Park in Saint Louis. I did manage to do some shopping at Dunaway Books off of South Grand and have lunch at MoKaBe’s Coffeeshop. You can expect some pics and a bookstore feature post for Dunaway Books later this week. Then I spent several hours at the picnic, ate a bunch of festival food, listened to some bands, attended some talks, saw a lot of people I only see once or twice a year, and went home exhausted. Then I took my friend Krystal and her two kids on Sunday. We lasted about three hours before the kids started complaining and rain threatened. It was a good weekend. I talked myself out of buying a rather expensive altar table piece and now I’m bummed. I would have been broke until I next get paid but it would have been worth it.
But, spending the whole weekend out and about means that I got zero reading done. This means I need to cram three books into this week to keep up my pace. I’ve gotten lazy again. I need to write my review of Summerkin by Sarah Prineas and then finish reading Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey. I haven’t even broken the 100 page mark in Demon Eyes. Then I have The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett and Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton waiting for me. (There is apparently a whole series of Aunt Dimity mystery books. The one I have checked out from the library is # 18. Have you ever came into a long established series near the middle or end? Were you confused? Did you feel as if you were missing something by not reading the earlier books? Does it just bother you for some unknown reason or do you not care where you start a series?) I need to get reading. There are so few hours in the day!
Also, I’m still looking for guest posters for my blog’s second anniversary celebration on the week of July 14th through July 20th. If you are a book blogger and want to write a guest post to be featured on Lady with Books, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll discuss it. During the week I will be having several books reviews, small giveaways, book related games, and then a large mystery box prize at the end of the week. If anyone has a suggestion for popular books coming out around that time, then please mention them in the comments.
Now, to finish my coffee and get working.