What’s for Lunch? How’s the Weather? And Book Club Update

This morning I drove from northern Virginia to Maryland in some bad snowy weather. I’m happy to be home enjoying a gluten free shepherd’s pie, sparkling water, and espresso. It’s just snow and ice here. Tomorrow it’s supposed to warm up, so everything will melt and be messy.

Book Club Update: This month we are reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Fascinating discussion time will be March 19th!

Feel free to give the book a go. It’s okay if you don’t finish. If you don’t like it, you can tell us why!

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10 Responses to What’s for Lunch? How’s the Weather? And Book Club Update

  1. hotspur says:

    I am waitlisted at the LA Public Library for an e-copy of this tome. I guess I could just buy it? I had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch (crunchy; smooth is for suckers) and it’s been so cold outside this month that last night, for the 3rd time, I fell asleep with my space heater running. I will only be able to afford my electric bill because I’m getting the book out of the library.

    • taoreader says:

      I’m down with the crunchy as well!
      Curious: how can someone be waitlisted for an e-copy? Are there a limited number? Or can the library have only a certain number out at a time?

      • Tracey says:

        That’s exactly the case, the library has a certain number of copies of every book so you have to wait your turn for popular books. I have at least 30 books on hold at any given time and when I get an email letting me know a book has been checked out to me, it’s like getting a present. You can also recommend a book if the library doesn’t have it then if they buy it, you are automatically put on the hold list. They’ve bought two books I recommended in the past few months.

    • Tracey says:

      There are a few versions available through the Phoenix Public Library! That’s why I have three different libraries on Overdrive. I picked one of the versions at random.

      • taoreader says:

        This is great info! I’m learning so much about libraries, which I love. I’ve never even checked out an ebook.

        • Sergeant Tibbs says:

          It’s the best! I recently checked out a hard copy book from the library and the transition back was funny…the book had that distinctive old library paperback smell, I couldn’t press on the words to check their definition, I had to read with the light on! But I got The Graveyard Book on e-book and it’s very good so far 🙂

      • taoreader says:

        Oh good, I’m glad you’re enjoying the book.

  2. Tracey says:

    Wednesdays go by so damn fast for me! It’s my work from home day. I did my work, obviously, and also went to the tailor to hem my jacket sleeves in the hopes of getting many job interviews soon, worked out, and sent in a job application. Now suddenly it’s 7:30 pm. Job applications are the worst. I spend so much time personalizing the cover letter and CV for each position, knowing that I’ll most likely never hear back from the company.

  3. taoreader says:

    Good luck with your job search!

  4. Sergeant Tibbs says:

    Also I forgot to say I missed our first blog mom leaving in January but I appreciate that you’re keeping everything running. I truly enjoyed reading about the haunted house, which is near my hometown Rochester. I always wanted a haunted summer home so this will do!

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