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19 Apr

BigHugs woke up puking early Saturday morning and proceeded to spend the next 10 hours puking.  The nice thing about BigHugs getting the stomach flu is that she hardly ever eats anything, so there wasn’t a lot coming up.  Limited chunkage is always a nice bonus when tending to a sick kid, especially when you’re catching it in your hand while they’re sitting on the toilet.

We had actual plans for Saturday.  A day trip, if you will, to another country even.  Ah well.  Best laid plans, blah, blah, blah.  Instead we spent pretty much the entire weekend in pajamas and alternating between reading books and watching movies.  Well, at least I alternated between reading books and watching movies.  I consented to watch The Sound of Music and Ever After, but was not interested in the three “different” Lilo & Stitch movies that seem to have made it into our house and into our dvd player this weekend.

I finally managed to finish Brisingr after having started it at least a year ago.  Generally, I only read one book at a time.  I can’t remember why I put it down, but I think I’ve read at least 30 books in the meantime.  I was already 200 pages into the 700+ page book, so even though I had only the vaguiest of vague recollections of what was going on, I couldn’t bring myself to start over and instead relied on Mr. T to fill in the blanks when I was feeling lost.

I also read Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert, a kind of new-agey mystical story of a woman trained in the martial arts who is a tattoo artist by day and a “keeper” or spiritual guardian and protector of kickboxers by night.  (Are you saying “Huh?” yet?)  She’s inherited this gift (or responsibility?) from her mother (and her mother’s mother and I don’t remember how many mother’s mothers beyond that).  When fighters in her keep start mysteriously dying, she and her longtime childhood friend (who happens to be in love with her, of course, and who she happens to be in love with, of course, but both are afraid of ruining the friendship by taking it to the next level, of course) investigate.  There’s the sexy bad guy she’s drawn to, martial arts, dojos, some out of body experiences, some out of body martial arts butt-kicking in dojos experiences, and a whole lot of chi-talk in this book, yet I still found it pretty entertaining.  It’s a quick, easy read–a fun distraction for an airplane ride or when you’re just killing time waiting around for something else.

Still in my books to finish pile: Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, also started sometime last year.

On my hold list at the library:  Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher, recommended by my sister, Foo4luv.

What have you been reading lately?