It’s 9:15 on Sunday night, and I’m calling it a weekend on my Bloggiesta plans. I had 25 things on my To Do List, and in all I managed to cross off all but five of them. Given that I spent Friday at work and a soccer game and Saturday prepping for a birthday party, I’d say that is pretty darn awesome.
If you’re reading this in a feed reader, take a second and pop over to the site to see the face lift I gave it. Nothing drastic, but I did update the header, change the font, move and update the columns, and move the navigation bar. I like it a lot.
In reading news, I spent a good part of this morning almost finishing Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman. The book is about Marian McAlpin, a twentysomething young woman who works at a market research firm in Toronto. She has a dependable boyfriend named Peter and lives a structured, calm life. After Peter proposes to her, Marian starts to lose her appetite. First she can’t eat meat, then the eggs, then vegetables, then cake. Her previously settled life becomes increasingly unsettled, thanks to her nutty roommate Ainsley, her perpetually pregnant friend Clara, and a man she meets while doing survey research, Duncan.
I’m about 50 pages from the end right now, and I just don’t want to finish it because it is soooo good. Atwood describes the book as “protofeminist,” because it was written before feminism was big, so I know I know there’s a lot of gender stuff going on in it. This is our next book club pick, so I can’t wait to sit down and talk about it with some very smart ladies — I think they’ll have a lot to say.
And with that, I have to get off the computer. My sister and I have started a “Healthy Lifestyle Challenge,” to motivate us to eat better, get more exercise, and break bad habits. I get a penalty for being on the computer after 9:45 p.m. — a bad habit that keeps me from getting to bed on time — and I do not want to lose points today!
What book are you reading today? What’s the last book you read that you didn’t want to finish because it was so good?