Weekend reads and going silent...

Apologies to all for the lack of interaction -- my sabbatical started last week and it was a bit hectic leading up to it!

I was in a wedding last weekend (congrats Tracy and Matt!) and I spent most of this week doing errands in anticipation of leaving!

Tomorrow my wife and I drive about two hours northwest to the small Berkshire-ish town where I'll be living for five weeks.  (This will be the longest stretch in almost a decade that I'll be living alone!)  I'm excited and a bit anxious (will I get work done? will it suck the worst? will I be lonely and waste time on Facebook? etc.) but really eager to practice some intentional quiet time -- and of course, get novel writing. 

My weekend reads are, needless to say, a bit in flux.  I'll be doing more research reading but will settle down with Avery Hays' The Sixth when I need something not related to 1850s Kansas.

I owe many comments and emails and I'm sorry again for being so inconsistent -- once I'm settled, I'll have a schedule of being online and will get back to folks.  I plan to share reviews for the next few weeks as well -- I'm sure I'll be looking for reasons to avoid writing! --  and I'll be checking and commenting on blogs as well.

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. How exciting! Have fun on your writing retreat!!!

  2. I have a feeling you're going to experience a whole range of emotions. I hope it all goes well!

  3. What an adventure! Hope it gets off to a great start, and we'll look forward to checking in with you!

  4. Enjoy your sabbatical! I hope it's both fun and productive!

  5. Wow, what a fantastic opportunity - I'm so curious how it will end up feeling and how your time will be spent. Good luck!

  6. Hope it's a good and productive experience - enjoy!

  7. I'm still reading The Goldfinch and also a book from a less well known author, Boundless, but need to cut back on other stuff to get more reading in! Even on weekends, now, I find myself on the computer instead of curled up with a book. Enjoy your sabbatical! What a great opportunity!

  8. Enjoy!! :) & don't waste too much time on Facebook!

    Right now I'm reading Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel - an orphan finds herself in the court of King George I + spies! Fluffy fun. Once I finish I'll probably start some adult non-fic: Pinkerton's Great Detective!

  9. Good luck, Audra! Researching 1850s Kansas, very interesting! This weekend I read Michael Palin's Around The World In 80 Days and started Pilgrim's Wilderness.

  10. Can't wait to hear how your retreat is -- and don't forget to look me up once you're ready for some human interaction again. ;)


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