So I've been sick all week, but last night I started coughing really bad and this morning it was no better. I figured kids probably didn't want me hacking all over them, but I got ready anyway to see if I would feel better. By the time I got to school, I was certain I was dying. They got a sub for me and I came home.
Addy's with my mom and dad, so I took a nap, got some stuff ready to ship and I actually did a little around the house. A very little, but that's something, right?
I actually spent about two hours this morning just reading. I haven't just laid in bed reading during the day since I was pregnant with Addy last summer. It was pretty sweet. I'm working my way through A Feast For Crows, book four of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones on HBO). I love it. I love it so much, although not as much as The Hobbit. Granted, there's like 1,000 characters, but there are about 10 main ones and they're ridiculous. Some you want to hang out with and some you just want to hang. If you are a nerd, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't read these things.
The Hobbit is my most favorite book of all time. Don't get me wrong, I love LOTR, too. If we ever have a son, I want to name him Samwise but Tyler is pretty set against it. I guess all this thinking about a bookstore has got me wanting to talk books. I also love Terry Pratchett and Christopher Moore. Nonfiction wise, David Sedaris is the funniest man alive. Those are about it for my favorites. I read lots of random stuff too, but I usually pick an author and stick with them.
I actually sold a used book last night! It's my first fiction sale that wasn't a lot, so that was an exciting $3.99. It was "The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz. I read it right after I had Addy and it's an amazing book. It's one I think every human should read so I thought I'd offer it to someone else. It's also very emotionally heavy, and a one-time read.
Ok, also this was weird: I had those dang Monopoly curtains up from like three or four weeks ago and I've been playing around with the pricing. The lowest I had them listed was for $58.99. They had 8 watchers last week, but no takers! Frustrating! So, I put them up for 30 days at $70.00 OBO. I had a message this morning that someone sent me an offer for...$70.00? I accepted it, of course, but it's kind of confusing. Did they mean to actually send me an offer? Did they make a mistake? Weird, right? Hopefully they pay up soon and I can get these out of my house!