I didn't write a wrap-up last week because the 24 Hour Readathon left me feeling like a wet noodle. (For days! Am I getting too old for such shenanigans?)
Here's what I've been up to...
I read a lot of fantastic books in April. You can see my monthly wrap-up here.
My recent successes have been a Bananas Foster French Toast Bake that I made on the morning of the Readathon and Baked Monterey Chicken with Roasted Veggies.
I read a LOT of stuff on Readathon weekend. Since then I've taken it easy and have been savoring The Shore by Sara Taylor. I expect to finish it today.
My youngest daughter Readathon'd with me. She participated in many of the challenges and stayed awake for the entire 24 hours. In other words? She kicked my butt. Way to go, kiddo.
I consumed the first four seasons of Game of Thrones. CONSUMED. It's as amazing as everyone says. Thanks to a BFF that made it possible...you know who you are. The only bummer? Now that I'm caught up I can only watch one episode per week, just like everyone else. Sigh.
There are some great discussions coming up over at The Socratic Salon. Check out our May schedule and weigh in on what you'd like to see us discuss next!
Yesterday was Independent Bookstore Day! I worked and shopped at my local indie. John Hildebrand was at our store yesterday and I bought a copy of The Heart of Things. He signed my book and we had a very nice chat. I'm looking forward to reading this book of Midwestern essays. I've heard good things and I adore books that have a Wisconsin flavor.
The entire family went to see the new Avengers movie last night. It wasn't the most marvelous Marvel flick but it was a great way to spend a few hours. You could do worse things than watch that bunch of actors fling themselves around. (Helloooooo, Robert Downey Jr...)
Carter (16) and Avery (15) both started their very first jobs yesterday. I'm going to start asking them for cash every weekend. Ha.
How was your week? What's happening in your neck of the woods? Tell me all about it: