Hi everyone! How was your holiday? Did you survive? I flew to Dallas, TX to meet up with our gang at my aunt and uncle’s house and it was a blast. It was my first time visiting Dallas and, I have to say, it reminds me a bit of NYC but without the yuck factor and more spread out. Getting there proved to be challenging as it seemed like I had to jump through several hoops before the fates were appeased. I have to share because it was such a disaster!
TL;DR – First, I worked 6am-6pm the day before and squeezed in about three hours of sleep before I learn my flight was cancelled (a little after midnight). Then all flights w/ American Airlines were cancelled. So I got a seat with Southwest from a different airport/city, altogether. It’s about 3am while all this is happening and I’m tired but relieved. The weather outside is awful and about this time the tornado sirens start going off. So, I huddle myself and our animals in the hallway until it passes. Then… then, I walk into my room to find one of my cats going pee IN my freshly packed suitcase. I cannot make this up folks!!! I then spent the two and a half hours of potential sleep time laundering everything in that suitcase instead. What a morning! Thankfully, after that little mishap, things settled down and everything else went smoothly. Whew!
Have any holiday horror stories? Share them in the comments! Now, onto the Sunday Post!
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- Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer [Review]
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- The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely [Review]
Before leaving for holiday I managed to finish Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and then, as if by magic, my e-book hold for Anna and the French Kiss became available just before leaving so I read that in my downtime at the airport and on the flight to Dallas. I ended up flying through it and finished it just a day or so after arriving! Cute story!
(or listening to as the case may be!)
I had to put the remainder of Jackaby on hold until I got back in town since I didn’t want to carry any physical books with me (especially library books) but I am very nearly done with it! Before my trip, I picked up a few audiobooks for the drive to/from the airport and started with Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I’m about 95% done with this one! While away, I ended up finishing Anna and the French Kiss and I still had a few ARCs on my Kindle, so I’m giving Vanessa and Her Sister another shot. I’m enjoying it much more this time around.
- [Review] Hit by Lorie Ann Grover
- Top 10 Tuesday: Goals or Resolutions for 2015
- [Review] Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
- Prep for Bout of Books 12 (Jan 5th-11th)