Nasty spring rain ruined my weekend plans. Drivin’ N Cryin’ (remember them? from a few blogs posts ago?) were playing at a free street festival in nearby Woodstock, and we had planned to go, but it rained. And rained. And hailed some. And rained some more. It is still kind of gross outside. I know we’ll have some other nice weekends this spring, but this one was to include a free Drivin’ N Cryin’ concert.
I’d like to say all that time indoors meant I read a lot, but mostly I worked on my genealogy. I am alternately engrossed in or neglectful of my family history. I seem to have no in between. Still, I enjoyed doing it, so it was productive.
I am still reading Joshilyn Jackson’s Between, Georgia, and I am enjoying it so far. It is what I thought it would be: a fun, light read. I started using my Audible app to see if I like it better than iTunes for listening to audio books, and it does have a few more features that I like, including connections to Facebook and Twitter, and a bookmarking/note-taking system like my Kindle. The books did take quite a while to download to it, however. I am listening to The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luiz ZafÃ³n, which I purchased via my monthly Audible credit some time ago. The reader does a great job with the Spanish names. I started a new book via DailyLit: The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas. I love a great Dumas swashbuckler, and though I’ve seen the movie version, I’ve never read the book. If I don’t put it on hold or read faster than one post a day, I should finish it around the end of October.
I talked to my sister today. It was great. I haven’t talked to her on the phone in ages. I miss her.
In other news, Diana Wynne Jones died on Saturday. I haven’t read her books, though I had planned to, and my daughter, who has read some of her books, was sad to hear this news. Neil Gaiman has posted a wonderful tribute to her on his blog.