I'm going to post an official review tomorrow. But....if you are a big fan of "Vampire" fiction in any form, you should definitely go out and buy this book!! It was campy and fun, and personally, I loved it!!
The week started out horrible with the tragedy of Ninja. The kids are feeling better about it now. And Mike and I are dealing with it as well. I think the worst at the moment is Rocco. It's heartbreaking to watch my puppy (and yes, even at 160 lbs and 4 1/2 years old, I'm still calling him my puppy!) mope around the house. I took him for a trip to the "beauty" shop on Tuesday. He LOVES riding in the car and visiting PetSmart. People fall all over themselves trying to pet him. A St. Bernard, especially a clean and beautifully groomed one makes an impressive appearance. And he struts around there like he is king. That dog thinks he's the shitz! But once we got home again, he was back to moping.
This week I've also been following the Democratic Convention and McCain's choice for VP. Anyone who has ever read this blog certainly knows where my heart lays with this one. I don't plan on opening this up as a political post. Discussing politics is one of those really touchy subjects. And you know what....it shouldn't be. People should be able to talk about the candidates with openness and candor. But frankly, the last 8 years has left us all a little bruised and broken. No matter what side of the fence you fall on, there are people that are positively rabid about it. And I'm probably one of them. In fact, I know I am. But I'll save political discussions for another day. In the meantime I will say this: I was moved to tears during Obama's speech. Love him or hate him, you have to admit, he is one of the best orator's of our generation.
What else? Oh....let's see. I had an interview for a part-time job. I know. I know. I'm already working 2 jobs. Something will have to give if I get this job. But I really like the idea of it. It's a part-time bookkeeping position that works with the Peoria Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Oversight Commission. Pay is top dollar for part-time too. Keep your fingers crossed. (I also applied for a job at Barnes & Noble, though that's kind of like putting an alcoholic behind the bar, so it might not be such a good idea!)
With Hurricane Gustav looming on the horizon, I'm really worried about my fellow blogger, Chris. He's become a good friend this past year. I know the devastation he endured during Katrina and I hope this is better for him. A few little prayers are going out that he and everyone in the New Orleans area stays safe.
On the reading front, I'm over-the-top excited to start the 3rd annual RIP Challenge!! If you've read this post, you will know autumn, Halloween and RIP is my favorite time of year! I started Colleen Gleason's 3rd Gardella Vampire book, The Bleeding Dusk yesterday. Apparently, Tis the season of the Vampire!! I have a list of books for the challenge already, but I'd love to hear any suggestions you have!
Yesterday, we had a really nice cookout with the family, and a few close friends. Mike and I both have to work on the holiday, so it was the only day off we had. A wonderful way to spend it though. And I even got 8 full hours of uninterrupted sleep!! Imagine that.
Finally, the lovely Bookworm, Naida, informed me that I had won an autographed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin from her!! How's that to end the week??
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!! Also have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend for those of you here in the US!