Updates: Law & Summer
Kel Wednesday, August 05, 2015I officially have two weeks until school starts, and I'm pushing like crazy to get ready and to fit in some summery stuff before my free time evaporates. I just got my schedule and bill yesterday. It's going to be a busy semester. That's for sure.
Meanwhile, I realized I had neither played tennis nor been to the beach all summer, so we rectified that this weekend. It's been about two years since I really hit a tennis ball. Some strokes came back better than others and I'm afraid to see what my serve looks like, but I hope to get out again soon.
Sunday morning, I drove down to the beach before traffic hit and the weather was pretty much perfect except for a slight land breeze. Even better, I didn't burn! The beach looked crazy though. Looks like they're doing some dredging and such, so there were giant tire tracks everywhere and a four-story-high machine rolling out into the waves and back. I left my phone in the car, so no pictures. :(
I also started working with a set of Zumba DVDs I got on sale. I've been meaning to exercise more forever and, while I don't look remotely like the dancers on the tape, I was sweating. That's something, right? ;) But yeah, only in the privacy of my own basement. I've never danced in public before, and I can't say this is tempting me to try. I believe there's a Phineas and Ferb song for this:
Also, for anyone in the Philly, South Jersey, Delaware Valley, North Jersey/NYC area, BookitCon is this Sunday! It looks like it'll be a lot of fun and it's for a good cause. For those who can't make it, I'll remember to take pictures this time *Gorilla glues camera to hand* and will report back next week.
I finished another ARC from BEA and, while Updraft had an overall good story and decent characters, I can't say it was particularly memorable. And it never answered some questions I wanted answered. Which bugged me. :) I also slogged through a NetGalley ebook which, I'm sorry to say, was not as good as the first book in the series, The Dragons of Dorcastle. Good title, though, for a fantasy book.
I'm looking to start and, if it's good, hopefully finish Dreamstrider before Sunday because the author will be at BookitCon! And, you know, it's nice to know ahead of time whether you like an author's writing before buying stuff. ;)
That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson! In which there are wagons. :)