Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just Throwing It Out There...

First, thanks to you all for crossing your fingers about our cat, and your consolations. It makes me feel better that there are people out there who care about us!

Now, for something entirely different:

I am going to start a book site, where I'm going to talk about the books I've read, etc. I'm thinking about hosting a book club on it, too, because I've noticed from some of your sites, and others that I browse occasionally, that we seem to have similar interests / reading lists. Would anyone be interested in anything like that? I figure we could have a book, and then anytime during the month, up until a certain date, we could all post comments and ideas about what we read. Sometimes I read things, and I'm like, WOW!!! I want to talk to someone about this Thing! But there's no one to talk to about it. So, I thought this could be fun. In fact, I'm going to start it, and then anyone who wants to join in, feel free. I'll let you all know when it's up; I'm going to start the site in the next day or so.

That's it for now. I'm actually Making An Effort in the culinary department today! I'm making Braised Beef with Sundried Tomatoes, which is one of my favorite things, but since it takes awhile to be ready, I have to plan ahead, and with soccer, choirs, piano, etc, it's been hard to find time. Finally, I decided the other day that I'll get the initial steps done, and then put it into the crockpot for the simmering portion, so I won't have to be home to babysit it! It's amazing over rice, and I can't wait to eat it tonight!!!!! I make it a lot when we have guests, and it always gets completely eaten up, which is impressive because I always make a double batch when anyone's coming over!

8 comments:

Kristi said...

PICK ME! Pick me!

I've always wanted to be in a book club! What a fun idea.

Shelly Overlook said...

I would be interested in the book site as well.

AndreAnna said...

I'd normally be all over a book site, but my reality is the only free time I have right now is when I pee, and even that I don't do alone.

I'll keep a view from the sidelines though and join in when I can!

Sherendipity said...

wow! that beef looks delicious.
(oh! were you talking about books?) ;)

Cherish said...

Oooh, the book thing sounds great! I was just actually thinking that I need ti start reading more now that Ive had a break from all the university reading that I was doing the last few years. Also, who takes piano and how old were they when they started? I took it as a kid and want to put mine in it but Ive been unsure about the age.

Astarte said...

Cherish - Josie takes piano, and started when she was in first grade. She's had a few different teachers over the years, and all have said that it's not a good idea to start before first grade, both on a maturity level and a reading one.

Kristin.... said...

Nice review on the booksite!

Sorry I've been AWOL. Darn kids and baseball.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Love the review on the book site too. Been too lazy and pregnant to do much reading but I hope to get to the Heretics Daughter sometime as it looks good! Got to get through my book group's book first though, "The Zookeeper's Wife".