So I’m heading out this afternoon for ten days of needed rest at my parents’ place in Virginia – woo hoo! My blogging will be a bit sporatic, since they have the slowest dial-up connection I’ve ever seen – but I will do my best. . . please don’t forget me ;).

But before I go, I thought it best to get your blessings on what I”ll be reading over the break. Let me know what you think.
When Ghosts Speak by Mary Ann Winkowski – book research and not too bad so far.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee – for the Southern Reading Challenge
Wicked by Gregory Maguire – for the Once Upon a Time Reading Challenge
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Admit One by Emmett James
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss – and if you’d like to read a fun grammar article about my new heroes, check out this link that Maud put me on to.
On Beauty by Zadie Smith – for the 1% Reading Challenge
Chloe Anne: Force of Nature and The Sassamon Circle – for reviews
And probably a bunch of other stuff BECAUSE
I’m going to a huge book fair on Monday. Usually my mother and I can spend four or five hours wandering through the warehouses here, loading up baskets that become too heavy for us to carry. . . I can’t wait.

So enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, think of Oscar and I as we brave I-95 today with Martha Grimes playing in the background, and look for us in the days to come. Take care and happy reading.