Sunday, July 14, 2013
Abducted by Sundays in Bed With…7.14.13
This weekend instead of fighting with my internet back at home, I have decided to fight with the internet at
my friend Mary’s house, where I am currently house sitting.
My friends, Mary and her husband David, have told me numerous times that you don’t need a password to access their wifi…and yet every time I go there it keeps asking for one! And of course by the time I need to use it they are in the middle of whatever vacation they are on and don’t have time to reply to my pleading text messages.
They also have a desk top that they have said I could use anytime. However, their desk top is set up to never go into hibernation mode, and it is in the guest room. And their guest room has one light in it which is a ceiling light, which is too high for me to reach being that I am short. Mary and David are very tall so I am sure this light is not a problem for them…but I loath that light!
So last night I was hitting buttons to try to get the screen to turn off because I couldn’t see what I was doing with out the light on, and this is one of those screens that have the buttons below the monitor so that you can’t see them even with a light on. And the screen was so bright that I had to get it to turn off or I would never have been able to sleep! So then I finally got it to turn off..
but then this morning, I couldn’t get it to turn back on!
Long story short…I’m at IHOP having an omelet and some pancakes!!!
Anyway, moving on:
This Sunday I will be spending some time in bed with About A Boy by Nick Hornby and First Light by Rebecca Stead.
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Nick Hornby! And this book has been on my TBR list for a very long time. I remember going to see the movie version in the theater twice because I loved it so much! Which, by the way, I can’t believe was already 11 years ago! Feeling Old? Yeah, me too! But not as old as saying that I remember going to see Tim Burton’s Batman movie in theaters (1989).
So far the book version is playing out very closely to the movie version. Which makes me happy! However, I am prepared for this not to continue to be the case as I get further in the book. But Hornby is such a fantastic writer that I know I wont be disappointed.
First Light is a book that I bought back in October after having met Rebecca Stead at a book signing in Austin. I went to that book signing not really knowing who she was but she was so charming that I bought all three of her books!
And then I came home and now it is nine months later and I have yet to read one of them!
As soon as I get home tonight I will start First Light and I’m hoping to get to her other two books as soon as possible.
So…what are you spending your Sunday in bed with?
Posted by Bittner at 12:17 PM