I had a long weekend, with the Good Friday public holiday, and taking Monday off for my birthday. Thank you all for the birthday well-wishes.
Well, I managed to get a lot of reading done over the long weekend. I went on a fantasy binge and finished all 5 books of The Chronicles of Prydain. In fact, last night I was so caught with The High King, I stayed up till 5 am just to finish the book. More on it later -- but I suspect I'll just do a round-up of the final 3 books in one post. If I get around to writing it. It's so much easier to just spend the time reading other books, yes?
Technically, this means I have completed Quest the First for the Once Upon a Time II Challenge. Does it mean I will stop reading? Nope. I had some trouble deciding what to read next for the challenge earlier this afternoon. But I've since picked up The Riddle-Master's Game. This is an omnibus of 3 books, so it will take me a little longer.
Most of all, right before yoga class tonight, I finished reading George Simenon's The Strangers in the House. I liked it, although I wonder how many people who have read the book found it humorous. I still have 3 other Simenon titles check out from the library, so more on him later.
Also reading: Elizabeth Hardwick's Seduction and Betrayal (currently on the Ibsen essay) and Patrick O'Brian's Fortune of War. (I read Desolation Island last year. Trying to recall what happened in the last book.)
Power Yoga tonight was crazy. Teacher M. was in a good mood -- by good, I mean intense and Type-A.
Teacher M: "Shift your weight to your back leg. That's how you find the strength to stay in the pose for two more minutes."
[Scattered chuckles from the class]
Teacher M: "You think I'm joking?"
[Uneasy silence from the class]
Me: (Internally screaming) "But it's my birthday!"
Even the music was funky. I dislike holding Warrior I for 5 minutes to Beyoncé. *GROWL*
Back to work tomorrow. Oh well.