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Friday, May 10, 2013

When Life Is Upside Down...

Keep grading exams and late papers! But what happened to my reading time I was drooling for this weekend? Well, the college registrar forgot to inform English instructors at the satellite campus that after giving exams today, final grades for the semester must be in by Monday.  And this, a weekend with a holiday, with no advance warning, and in opposition to tradition. My blood is gathering steam for a royal boil.

Now for the meat course. Books on tap for me:
1. I know for certain you won't believe this, but I STILL have a hundred pages to go in Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft. I really, really like the book very much, but because I'm so tired every night, I fall asleep as soon as I'm in a comfy position in bed. It's called the end-of-the-semester sleeping pill. It's more like anesthesia.

2. Yay! Yay! Hooray! Oh, gosh. Oops. Just checked my Nook. I thought The Healer by Antti Tuomainen would be on my Nook today, but now it says it won't be delivered until the 14th of May. I can't wait to dig into this novel because of the post-apocalyptic, "ruthless climate change" environmental disaster backdrop. I'm also keen to read a crime novel by a truly Finnish writer.

3. To the Lake District! That's where I'm headed with The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards. It was inexpensive on the Nook ($6.99), and the good reviews about Edwards and this particular novel pushed me to buy it.
Have you read Martin Edwards?




6 comments:

  1. hope things calm down soon Judith ,all the best stu

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    1. Thank you, Stu--
      I so admire the way you're able to keep up with your daily reading. It's what keeps me going--reading about what you're reading!

      Judith

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  2. Yes, some good books for you to read. Good luck with all the exam stuff.

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    1. Sarah,
      Done with the exam stuff, so on Monday I'm on to teaching a 6-week Children's & YA Lit course in the Summer I session. The good news is I'll be done by July 1st.

      I'm finding The Healer by the Finnish author Antti Tuomainen intriguing, though not without some problems. Will you be reading it soon--gosh, maybe you've already read it and I didn't realize it.

      Best,
      Judith

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  3. Hi, I'm not sure if I've commented on your blog before, so, hello! I found you via a couple of other blogs I read. I'm just back from the Lake District, hope you have a great trip. And I bought two Martin Edwards books whilst I was up there, I'm just coming to the end of The Arsenic Labyrinth and then I have The Serpent Garden to read. Enjoying the one I'm reading so far.

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    1. Lindsay,
      Thank you for visiting, and I'm so glad to learn about your blog. I will be following it.

      I would imagine the Lake District might be rainy in May, but perhaps not. How was your weather? I'm noting the Martin Edwards books you've mentioned.

      What do you find you like about his books?

      Best,
      Judith

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