Hooray, the weekend is here and it couldn't have come too soon! It is forecast to be a wet and possibly stormy weekend so I might spend more time indoors than usual, though I do still hope to take a nice long Saturday morning walk and I have one last theater performance to attend on Sunday afternoon. I am hoping otherwise to fill it with as much bookishness as possible (plus I have a half day off on Monday afternoon and the following weekend is a holiday weekend to look forward to as well).
My weekend lineup will hopefully include some of the following. I am down to about sixty pages or so of this book. It has been a really good read--unexpectedly twisty and turny!
I was so excited to hear that the May issue of World Literature Today is dedicated to New Israeli Writing (right up my alley, yes?), that I made a special trip to the bookstore today expecting to snag an issue for weekend reading, but they haven't received their copies (and the clerk told me they hadn't had any issue in ages . . . hmm). Disappointed me! But I still brought home a couple of other literary magazines (used to subscribe to Tin House and am contemplating subscribing again since I am devoted to short story reading these days) and my New Yorker is here just waiting to be opened. (Oh, and I ordered a copy of WLT, so I hope it comes quickly--something good to look forward to in the mail this coming week. For next weekend's reading?).
Speaking of short stories I need to choose a new collection or anthology for my Sunday short story reading and have (I think . . . ) it narrowed down to these two. Both have short first stories so maybe I will read each and see where to go from there. Check back Sunday night to hear more.
Ooh, look which books I have been reading at the gym for the past week. Neither are my usual 'gym reading' fare--only because I normally need something a little mindless or easy to stay focused. But students have begun their summer break and so it is much quieter than normal. Both books are really good, really engrossing and I have a hard time setting one down and picking up the other (I use two different machines for half an hour--so perfect amount of time to read a chapter or so of each).
And then there are my other mysteries and novels of suspense to get on with (for my summer of murder and mayhem reading). Each good in their own way, each very different and a nice sampling of styles and (sub) genres.
And while it is on the bottom of the 'to do' list of weekend activities, I was thinking how nice it would be to work on my stitching this weekend. Although I have brought my Prairie Fairy to work with me all week, I have not added a single stitch to her. I was thinking a little variety might also be good and maybe I could get moving on my Birds of a Feather "Autumn" design that I shared with you a . very . long . time . ago!
What is keeping you busy this weekend? Any reading? A good book? Crafting? Relaxing? Something good, I hope!