This has been a pretty uneventful weekend. We've stayed home both days and it's been raining for much of the time. I think we both needed some down time though, so it's been good. And I managed to catch up a bit on some much needed sleep. Bailey still wakes me up several times during the night but it being the weekend I could slouch back to bed and didn't actually get up (to stay up) til noon-ish both yesterday and today. I'm still a bit tired but much better.
I didn't get a whole lot of reading in this past week though, what with only being able to read a few pages at night before falling asleep. One night I almost got hit on the head by the book slipping out of my hands in my drowsy state! I did finish Other Voices, Other Rooms by Capote but I can't say that I enjoyed it all that much unfortunately. I'm not sure Capote is for me. The only other book of his that I've read is In Cold Blood. I did like it better but I wasn't wowed by it either. I've got the film, Capote, here so hopefully I'll get a chance to watch it soon. Maybe that'll give me some insight into the man himself.
After finishing the Capote book, I was in the mood for some suspense so now I'm reading Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman. I'm still near the beginning and meeting the various characters but it seems promising. I first heard of this one from Nick Hornby in Housekeeping vs. The Dirt, and since it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel in 2004, I'm sneaking it in for the Book Awards challenge that I'm behind on. I had hoped to read a chunk of it today but somehow I ended up doing laundry and dishes and cooking and playing on the Internet and the day passed me by. I'm on my way to bed now though where I'll hopefully manage a few more pages.
I also had a couple of new acquisitions this week: Sakado and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr and The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Both of which I hope to read very soon, when I can stay awake long enough to do so! Have a great week!