Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, everyone! I am ecstatic today, because for once I don't have a heavy load of work to do this weekend. Just a few stacks of assignments that are easy to grade and some lesson plans for next week. But that's it. Can I get a woot-woot! :-D

Other things making me happy today:
  • I got my Brown Paper Packages gift in the mail today from my exchange partner, Jodi Cosper. I received a beautiful scarf, two inspiring books, a $10 Starbucks gift card, some yummy shower goodies from Origins, and some Jiffy Pop popcorn. Thank you, Jodi!!! You spoiled me, girl! Thanks also to Cole for thinking of this exchange idea in the first place.
 {The Jiffy Pop does not appear in the above picture because it was eaten shortly after 
the box was opened and before I could remember to include it in the picture. Oops.}

  • I am also happy because something else wonderful came in the mail today: the new Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead in the Family! I can't wait to start reading it...


  • What's most making me happy this weekend is looking forward to spending time with the boyf. I want to have a Harry Potter movie marathon with Ricky because he's recently begun reading the series for the first time. I can't tell you how happy that makes me, bloggy readers. :)))))
Speaking of reading, Lauren's fill in the blank for this week is all about books! Click here if you want to play along, and here are my answers...

1. My favorite book growing up was The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
2. The funniest book I've ever read was  this book of punchlines I had when I was a little girl. I lost the book, which is just as well, because if I read it today, I would probably think it was incredibly silly. But I still remember it fondly .
3. The one book that has truly changed my life is  The English Patient. This was the book that solidified in me the desire to want to be a writer. I first read it at the age of 18 and I've reread it every couple of years since then. (I'm also doing my master's thesis on it!) .
4. If you're looking for a real "tear jerker" you should probably read Atonement by Ian McEwan. No book has EVER made me cry like that book did .

5. If I could meet any author living or dead I would want to meet Shakespeare. I have so many questions for him! I want to know if he really was as prolific as he seems to have been, or if he had other(s) helping him, and I want to pick his brain to learn what inspired him to write so many beautiful sonnets and plays . 

6. The next book on my "to read" list is  Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (see above :-D) .

7. If I was snowed into  remote cabin in the woods and could only choose three books to bring with me I'd bring  my complete collection of Regency Romance novels by Patricia Veryan. Is it High Literature? No. But those books sure do help pass the time!

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What are you doing this weekend? Let me know in the comments and don't forget to enter my giveaway! :-)


7 comment(s):

Hannahkin said...

ah! WOOT WOOT! i'm also thrilled it's weekend, although my schedule's pretty tight. it's still better than school... ;)

"what's Brown Paper Packages?", asks an ignorant Hanny. whatever it is, it's looks amazing! and i love you for eating the Jiffy Pop before you took a photo... that is SO something i would have done!

love the bookiness, too! i also adored The Little Princess as a young girl. then i decided i was mad about horses (do all girls go through that stage?) so i only read about horses for what seemed like forever... and now i read anything i can get my hands on, practically! :)

loved this post! hope your weekend is simply stupendous!

Emma Jade said...

Woot woot! Yay for lazy weekends.
i love true blood but I've never read the sookie stackhouse books, I may give them a go :) are they as disturbing as the show?

Unknown said...

@Hanny: Thanks, love! You, too. :-D

@Emma Jade: I think the show is actually a lot more disturbing than the book. I love the show, but the books are sooo much better. For example, you know how Eric is swoonworthy (IMHO) in the show? Think that times a billion. :D

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

I decided to share my answers here: http://writing-wrambler.blogspot.com/2010/05/blankity-blankity-blank.html

Anonymous said...

oooh, i need to get her new book! had no idea it was coming out.

and i love packages. there's not enough of those going around these days, hah.

'Atonement' was a great book. love Ian McEwan :)

Happy weekend!

Lin said...

I'm a huge Sookie fan! I've read all but the last two books.

Stopping by from Lauren's blog.

Vanessa said...

I looooove Sookie & can't wait to get a chance to read this!! Mmm love me some Eric!!