Speaking of good reads, the Bumble Book Club will meet this week to discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Amazing work. I loved it and will re-read it. If you are a reading kind of person, this book will resonate with your soul. I've been gobbling down books like crazy this summer, making up for the dry months of teaching when all I get to read is required stuff. I've plowed through murder mysteries, literary fiction, nonfiction and even some kid fare. Anyone else read Masterminds by Gordon Korman? Phenomenal. My kids were waiting for me to finish so they could get their paws on it. Only a couple weeks of break remain, and I've got my pile o' books waiting to get gradually diminished.
Today's a banner day at my house. Team Testosterone gets to go to WWE Smackdown tonight. I just finished revisions on my new novel and sent it to the publisher. We nailed down a date for Mr. T's Eagle Court of Honor ceremony. Arrangements have been made for the last big hurrah of summertime--kayaking and hiking around the Lake Superior shoreline. I've had that on my bucket list for some time now, I keep reading about how lovely it is and plus it would be cool to experience each of the Great Lakes, right? I mean, why limit myself to Lake Michigan? And there's a bonus involved in my Lake Superior adventure, stay tuned to hear more about that.
I also sent some details about my next book's cover design to the illustrator.
|This illustrates why I don't create my own cover design. Words? Yes. Pictures? Notsomuch.|
With all that to celebrate, it almost seems mean to make the kids clean the basement this afternoon while I kick back in the hammock, doesn't it?