Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Free Shipping with Barefoot Books

Just wanted to pass the word along that Barefoot Books is offering FREE shipping on all orders over $35, now through June 27th. I plan to stock up myself for all of those summer birthday parties my daughter has been invited to - the books, games, and toys offered by BB make great gifts!

Still Alice

Has anyone else read Still Alice by Lisa Genova? The minute I started reading this book, I could not put it down. The main character, Alice, is a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard with the world at her fingertips when she is given a devastating diagnosis. Recent memory lapses thought to be a symptom of menopause turn out to be an indicator of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Completely riveting, the book follows Alice through the early stages of her disease and then its inevitable progression and the effect it has not only on her, but her family as well. Definitely a must read!

Another re-entry into the blogosphere

The last time I posted I had every intention of getting back to regular blogging. As you can see from the date of my last post, that didn't happen. Here's hoping it will this time. I resigned from my full-time position about a year ago to stay home with my daughter, and since then have picked up a variety of part-time jobs, all of which I love (reference librarian, local yarn shop worker and knitting instructor, tutor, etc.). Those part-time jobs, combined with a toddler running around, leave me with little spare time. However, I've always loved to write and I am determined to carve out more time for doing just that - starting with more frequent updates of this blog.

I've been struggling with whether or not I want to combine the two blogs I have maintained in the past, this one and also My Fair Daisy where I discuss my other obsessions - yarn, knitting, and other fibery goodness. I think it would be easier for me to maintain just one blog, on the other hand, it's nice to have two separate areas devoted to particular audiences. Hmmm...