|View from the window where my computer is living this week|
I've set up my laptop in the bedroom on a tv tray, radio in the background, to work on book orders for the fall season. But, truly, looking at all that data, scrolling through book after book can be daunting. One publisher has almost a thousand titles! I don't have to look at them all in depth, but most take three different key strokes and a lot of track ball moves. My butt hurts and I really want to weed the path that runs along the west side of the house. But it's raining.
And with a house full of unread books, and uncleared shelves and closets, I shouldn't be bored. But I am.
There are six other books in that stack including Maggie Stiefvater's Raven King (Scholastic) which I have been hoarding for a day just like this one. It's like saving that last piece of chocolate for the perfect moment. Will that moment ever come? Will the chocolate just go stale? Am I just afraid that this really will be the last book in the series so I don't want to read it because then it really will be over?
New to the stack, as of last Thursday, is the third book in the Jackaby series, Ghostly Echoes (Algonquin), by Springfield, Oregon middle school teacher, William Ritter. This series is so much fun and so funny this book might just be the perfect diversion for a gray and cold afternoon.
Well, when I finally make that decision to spend the next few hours submerged in a completely world, I'll let you know how it went.