The beginning of this week was a great one for reading, although the end of the week has been a bit slow. Sunday I finished “The Jewel Trader of Pegu,” which will be reviewed tomorrow; Tuesday it was “To Hold the Crown,” which I reviewed on Wednesday – a review in which I discussed what exactly passed for ‘handsome’ in the 14th-16th centuries; Wednesday I finished “The School of Essential Ingredients” after reading half of it before I fell asleep Tuesday night and the other half at lunch on Wednesday. My review is going to post on Wednesday, but I’m just going to say ‘wow!’ for now. It was totally beautiful and captivating. In fact, I think it led to my inability to truly start reading “Signora DaVinci” until Friday night. “Signora DaVinci” is great so far, but for days I just couldn’t get into the first few pages, a side effect of the amazingness of “The School of Essential Ingredients.” Hopefully I can do more in my review than just rave about the book incoherently, though.
Anyway, onto the title of this post. I’m gone from Monday morning through Friday early afternoon this week to work a conference for work. You probably won’t really notice my absense, because I am planning to go and finish up some posts right now so something goes up every day – heck, that’s actually more content than I have put up for quite some time. I will also have my Blackberry with me, so I can moderate comments and such from time to time, but I won’t be able to do much (if any) socializing around blogland. Don’t be surprised if you have great posts and don’t get any comments from me, don’t see me on LibraryThing, etc. This will probably also be a bit of a poor reading week for me, but I’m hoping to sneak some in whenever I can.
I hope you all have a fantastic week of blogging and reading. I’ll see you when I return!