So it’s been a week of highs and lows Chez Diana. Low: We didn’t get the house we offered for. High: Booksigning! Low: Another house we were interested in went into contract before we found out about not getting the first house, so we couldn’t even offer on that one. High: New York Observer put me on a list with Salman Rushdie!
We capped off the week with a Fourth of July Trip out to the Eastern Shore, and an afternoon spent waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding… (I’m really only good with the tubing). Sailor Boy took me sailing. These are all highs. Last night we were supposed to go watch a midnight showing of The Goonies but everyone involved was far too worn out to attempt it.
A highlight of the review (which is happily spoiler-free):
This book…how I loved this book. I loved the increasingly mature way Amy deals with her friends. Her experiences with Jenny in the previous volume have made her more sensitive, I think, to the delicate emotions and motivations at work among her fellow Diggers. Despite their rank, wealth, brains, looks, or attitude. I loved how the class of D177 coalesces in this book. They stand up for each other. They notice things. They’re not so quick to judge.
Nice words on a rainy Saturday morning. I really enjoy Angie’s reviews. Even if I don’t agree with her take (she was not as big a fan of Keturah and Lord Death as I was), I find that she always picks really fascinating parts of the story to comment on. They aren’t what most reviewers choose to mention and they always make me think.
Not much focus to the blog today, is there? I’ll probably be spending the bulk of the day housekeeping and working on SSG4, that is, if I’m well-behaved. If not, I’ll be experimenting in the kitchen and reading. I have a whole bunch of new books. What are you all up to?