I’m not reading much today – mainly cheering my dad on his half marathon here in Virginia Beach, which he has now finished. He got recognized as the second top fundraiser for Team in Training this year and number one for this event, the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon. Pretty exciting – he also won a ticket to any Team in Training marathon, travel and hotel included, whenever he wants. Tonight we have VIP passes to the concert and I should be meeting the B-52’s of “Love Shack” fame, although no guarantees there!
On this trip, I finished Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins, which I really enjoyed! I should have a review coming up on that this week. I have plenty of other reviews to write as well. I’m reading Passions and Tempers by Noga Arikha, which The Literate Housewife so kindly sent me to review. It’s a history of the humours, the basis of medicine from approximately the 5th century BCE to the 19th CE! I’m not very far in, but it’s very interesting. I also picked up Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen to carry in my purse, as it’s small and light. I’ve only just started, but it seems enchanting so far.
This post has no links or pictures, for which I apologize. The internet in this hotel is slow and unreliable, so by the time I went out and linked to other sites and put in pictures, it would probably lose my draft. I also can’t get Google Reader to work here, so I’m sorry for not commenting on your latest posts. I’ll be back tomorrow and up to my normal posting and commenting speed. Have a great rest of the Labor Day Weekend, everyone (and just a great rest of Sunday for those not in the USA)!