NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools!

It's not really spring! At least not here in Siberia. Oh, wait. I mean "Minne-snow-ta". About six inches fell yesterday. Big sigh. I hear it's supposed to get to 50 degrees by the weekend and melt this mess, so I guess all I can do is cross my fingers, right?

Anyway, not too bad a reading month for me. It was a little busy, as usual, but I still managed to fit nine books in between work, three nights a week of dog school, and watching Timberwolves games. I looooooove my Timberwolves, and I'll be sad when the season ends in two weeks, but I will be happy to get my reading time back! :-) The list of what I read is at the bottom of my blog. For anyone wondering about those non-reviewed books, I will be writing about Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series that I've been listening to, but I wanted to get well into it first.

Here's where I stand with my first year of Challenges:

Non-Fiction Five starts next month, so I'm 0/5
Spring Reading Challenge -- 8/27
Anything Agatha -- 0/10 (I'll be getting to this soon)
Pub Challenge -- 2/8
Chunkster Challenge -- 1/4
888 Challenge -- 6/64
TBR Challenge -- 6/24
Bookmarks' Best of 2007 -- 1/10
A-Z Challenge -- 12/52
Decades Challenge -- 5/8
Short Story Challenge -- 2/10
100+ Book Challenge -- 23 Total

Hmmmm. Doesn't look very impressive on paper. I better get moving! :-)

Reading for this coming weekend will be put on hold as we have a full weekend of CPE Dog Agility competition. Yippee!! Max will be thrilled! His birthday is on Friday (he'll be 4), and he gets to spend his whole doggie weekend doing what he loves most: Run, Run, Jump, Jump, Weave, Weave! You can read about our trial last month here. Skye could potentially earn three Titles this weekend. Max only has a shot at finishing up one, but he earned two at the last trial, so we're off the hook a little this time! If only we could earn that elusive Snooker Q. I am soooo bad at that game.

Other than that, we're off to the T-Wolves game tonight, so despite the 10,000 feet of snow, I'm a smiling chick! I'm hoping Craig "The Rhino" Smith makes a bunch of baskets tonight, because they play the cutest video of a charging rhino on the Jumbo-tron when he does! When it's this stupidly cold at this time of year, you just have to focus on the little things, ya know? Besides, I have a huge crush on him. Too bad I'm old enough to be his mother. :-) (Though their mascot, Crunch, has a special place in my heart, too. He reminds me of a crazy Border Collie!)

Happy reading, everyone!


BooksPlease said...

Good Luck for the competition!

I haven't read as many books as usual in March - I only managed 5 - I used to read more when I was working, but then I wasn't writing my blog.

Hope the T-Wolves did OK. Our football team - Manchester Utd beat Roma last night - hurray!

joanna said...

Wow, that's pretty good with all your other stuff going on! One thing that joining challenges makes one do is use what was previously wasted time for reading - waiting for a bus, lunchtime, those 10 minutes before meeting someone, etc. It's great! :-)

Lezlie said...

Books Please ~ Thanks! I'm actually a little nervous, but once we get out there running, all is good.

And contratulations on the win! Unfortunately, the Wolves lost last night, but they were playing a team that stands a good chance of winning the Championship. We had a great time anyway. I just like being there in all the excitement. If they win, it's just a bonus. :-)

Joanna ~ I'm learning to better use time for reading, too. Audiobooks on my commute are a sanity-saver. And I finally now remember to bring books to appointments, etc. I will bring one to the agility trial this weekend, which I don't usually do. There are a lot of people competing, and looking at the running orders, it looks like I'll have a few chunks of downtime.


Pabast said...

You are doing awesome. I hope you have a good weekend and your
competition goes well. Max seems to love competing. I also carry a book with me at all times for those times when I have to wait.

Keep up the good work


Lezlie said...

Pabast ~ Thanks! Both of the boys love agility, but Max pretty much lives for it. I can't wait to give a report on the trial! We've been away too long. . .