Checking In About Checking Out

I wish I could tell you this post was brought to you by the Minneapolis/St Paul airport wireless.  Unfortunately, the airport doesn’t have free wireless so this post will actually be brought to you later tonight by my refusal to pay money for wireless internet.  I’m sure I’m just horribly spoiled by being a college student for so long, but I simply believe wireless should be free.  Given that many restaurant chains are now offering free wi-fi, it really seems like a large airport should be able to afford to do the same!

I also wish I could tell you that this photography Friday post will feature a picture from the airport, but as Anna Gay and Strobist both recently discussed, people are way too suspicious of photographers for me to wander the airport with my T2i and I’m currently still too old school to own a phone with a good camera.  The picture above is actually one of the few picture I took this week and while it’s not a work of photographic genius, I really like how it captures the bustling atmosphere of the restaurant.  The boy and I had a great time there at Eclipse di Luna, our first ever visit to a tapas restaurant, and enjoyed both the food and the lively music.

What I can tell you, while I’m sitting here at the airport for the next two hours due to a delayed flight, is what I plan on reading.  My latest visit to the library was a quick one before heading out of town so I actually made it out with only two books.  Crazy, I know!  First, I picked up The Artist’s Way, which I’ve wanted to read for a while and finally put on hold about a month ago.  My second book was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for Erin Reads’ March reading buddies.  I also wanted to pick up Worm’s Eat My Garbage, so I could learn about vermicomposting (worm composting) to make rich soil for the container garden I’m planting.  Sadly, I discovered that it had been checked out the day before!  Who knew a book on worms would be in high demand.  But I have that on hold now and should get it in about three weeks.

This week has not been a good week for non-fiction, as I’m approaching the point where I’m so burnt out from school that reading feels like too much work to be fun.  I did start on a book called American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree, but I just haven’t really dug into it yet, although based on the introduction, I expect to like it.  Instead, I’ve kept myself reading with some nice, light, YA fiction reads.  Earlier this week, I was able to read Cinder for my Goodreads YA group book of the month and now I’m going to go start on The Vampire Chronicles for my page to screen challenge.  Hopefully it lives up to the hype!

What are your weekend reading plans?  What books do you read when you’re feeling burnt out by school/work?  I’d love to hear your suggestions 🙂


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2 responses to “Checking In About Checking Out

  1. lyndamk

    Oh I’m checking out the Erin Reads blog as we speak! Sounds like fun! I might join you for The House of Mirth.

    I’m reading The Swerve by Greenblatt this weekend. And I might actually finish it this weekend. It is so well-written that it reads like a dream.

    • Awesome 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting involved in more group reads and think the Erin Reads group looks like a lot of fun. I’ve actually never heard of The Swerve, so I’ll have to look it up.

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