Saturday, February 13, 2010

Notes in the Margin

Hello Friends!
Happy Valentine's Day!  I have a four-day weekend this weekend and it is (as they put it in Office Space) "everything I thought it could be."  I'm working on my reading and trying to finish up HOUSE OF TOMORROW and KEEPING THE FEAST and I owe you a review on the BENJAMIN PRATT book (I really liked it!) and I got these books this week:

MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes (ARC)
IMPERFECT BIRD by Anne Lamott (ARC)
MARROWBONE MARBLE COMPANY by M. Glenn Taylor (ARC)
HOMER AND LANGLEY by EL Doctorow (purchase)
THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH by Allison Hoover Bartlett (purchase)
HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Audrey Niffenegger (purchase)
UNION ATLANTIC by Adam Haslett (purchase)

So much good reading there!  And I keep on saving THE PASSAGE but I may not be able to wait much longer.

I also spent some time this week working on my faith life.  I joined the bazaar committee at church and attended my first meeting today. I have been a member of my church for four years and have done such things as taught Sunday school, volunteered as an usher and attended playgroup with my child but it still feels as if no one knows who I am.  I'm hoping I'll get to know some women one-on-one through this committee and find my place in the church. I really want to help out and do my part and feel connected but it can be hard to gain entree sometimes. Since I am also a creative blogger (see my other blog in the sidebar), I thought the bazaar committee might be a nice fit.  I'm actually looking forward to our Ash Wednesday spaghetti supper and service.  Most people use New Year's for their resolutions and life changes. I use Lent. 

Happy Valentine's to you all and remember to tell everyone in your life how much they mean to you!

3 comments:

Gary said...

Good for you for joining the committee, Amy. I hope you'll keep us posted. I know you're working hard on that part of your life.

And I continue to be amazed by the number of books you're busting through!

Bookfool said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Amy! I just read Benjamin Pratt, too. I can't wait to hear what you think of Matterhorn. I've got some gift card dollars and it's at the top of my list of possibilities.

KnittingReader said...

XOXOXOX and happy belated Valentine's Day to one of my very favorite internet friends.

I envy all your advanced reading copies!