Friday, August 01, 2008

It's Friday, you know what that means...

1. If I could travel back in time, I'd go to a certain place at a certain time, to see a certain person and do something a little differently.
2. Give me more hours in the day or give me at least a good night's sleep.
3. I am listening to the whirring of the fan and the hum of the air-conditioner.
4. Somewhere, someone is thinking that maybe this wasn't such a good idea.
5. I'll always be me!
6. My idea of a good time includes spending time with H and the boys, going out with H somewhere to take pictures (when it isn't so hot) or simply curling up with a good book.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include something or other and Sunday, I want to read and try to catch up on blogging!

I 'found' quite a few tempting books while visiting blogs this past week.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm by Juliet Nicolson
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman
Playing Cards in Cairo by Hugh Miles (reviewed by Lotus Reads here)
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa (graphic novel- love the cover!)(reviewed by Popin here)
Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale by Nagai Kafu (reviewed by Popin here)
The Ruined Map by Kobo Abe
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo (reviewed by Nymeth here)
and I'm quite tempted by the collector's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. Doesn't it look like fun?


  1. The Bard certainly does look fun! Did you pre-order it?

  2. I want to read The Perfect Summer, too. That is one of my favorite places and time periods.

  3. My answer to #1 was along the same lines, and my Sunday may turn out to be kind of like what you're planning!
    Have a great weekend.

  4. I like #1 a lot. You put it so well. I can apply this to myself...

  5. Your first 3 Friday Fill-ins could have been written by me! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend. Stay cool!

  6. I've read The Witches Trinity and thought it was pretty good!

  7. If you can wait until Dec 4, you can get the new 'standard edition' of "the Bard" for a lot less.

    It's in my Amazon cart, awaiting my pre-order. :)

  8. Janet- I debated for about 15 min. and then went ahead and pre-ordered it. You?

    Nan- I love reading about England is just about any era. :)

    Florinda- I'm so behind on reading blogs, hopefully I can get at least a little caught up.

    Madeleine- LOL. We probably all have someone or some event we'd like to do differently. :)

    Les- Well, great minds... :)
    Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

    Marg- Good to hear that you liked it. :)

    Teresa- The collector's edition isn't out until December either but it looks so fun. :)

  9. I love your answer to #1--it's so beautiful and poetic.

  10. That's so much for linking to my blog ^_^

    I definitely like your answer to number 2. I would love more hours in the day for a good night's sleep.

    ~ Popin

  11. I've just added The Gargoyle to my TBR list too. I need to check out Three Shadows - I'm am quite taken with graphic novels!

  12. Matt- :)

    Popin- You're welcome. :)
    Between the heat and the cats, especially Bailey, waking me up, I never seem to get a good night's sleep. :(

    Iliana- You've been reading lots of interesting graphic novels this year and I'm enjoying your reviews of them. :)

  13. I think most of us would probably want to do what you describe in #1. More hours in the day would be nice, especially if it meant I could read more. :-) I do need to get some sleep tonight. I hope you had a good weekend and that your week is even better.

  14. Wendy- Even though I was pretty much a hermit this weekend, I still didn't get much done that I wanted to. Ah well, there's always tomorrow.. ;)
    Enjoy your time with Anya. :)


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