Family and Life:
We're off on our spring break trip tomorrow! I am so NOT looking forward to all the plane flights (Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to DC to Richmond, VA), but I am looking forward to the actual trip. It's also so great to know my parents are staying in town to be in the house and take care of the dog.
We're going to Virginia for a "colonial history" visit: Williamsburg; Jamestown; Yorktown; and Monticello. We are also going to visit the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia. My daughter's main goal? To get a t-shirt at each college. Ah, the priorities of a ten-year-old. I haven't been to Williamsburg since spring break of my freshman year in college (that would be in 1984) so it will all seem new to me as well.
It's spring break, what else is there to report?!
Books and Reading:
Our second, and last, local Border's is closing in about a month so I joined the masses and went book shopping. I still can't believe I stood in line for 50 minutes to pay for books! I got a few for my school library and the following for myself. I am out of control. My TBR shelf is over-flowing! Oh, and yes, I am a total cover whore... some of these covers are SO beautiful that I just couldn't resist.
(recommended by Swapna. She also recommended the second book in the series, which I already own. How did I get volume 1 before 2?)
(this one I just found on the shelves. Actually, I may try to sneak in reading it before I leave on my trip tomorrow morning since it's such a short book)
Have you read any of these? Which ones did you love (or hate)?