I'm on strike.
My dishwasher is still not fixed.
Ti, I've tried to find enjoyment in handwashing my dishes this past week; I thought after your comment that maybe I was missing something somewhere. I wasn't. I have not been able to find any joy in hand-washing our dishes...I even switched to Ivory...still nothing.
When I told the Head of My Household that I was striking (Sunday night), he got a different dishwasher fella to the house that very next night :/ Imagine that.
Still, the dishwasher fella says that the heating element is out as well as the control panel....might as well buy a new dishwasher for the price it will cost to repair all that...especially the control panel. Turns out my empty dishwasher, sitting there plugged up but dead all the same, is actually a fire hazard...electricity shooting constantly into a giant plastic bucket that never responds apparently is an accident waiting to happen.
On the bright side, I'm excited about how much reading I've been doing. It's amazing how much reading a girl can accomplish when she's not cooking or washing dishes :)
The first review of the Kate Burkholder series will be posted tomorrow. I wanted another fast paced series to start after this short one, and I contemplated Kay Scarpetta, Temperence Brennan and Rizzoli and Isles. After a pretty good bit of research (reading author websites and bios of the main characters of each series), I decided to started with the Temperence Brennan series by Kathy Reichs. The first book, Deja Dead is downloaded on my Nook waiting on me :)
I was not enthralled with the whole publisher send me some books and I'll try to read and review them process. It overwhelmed me to no end...but when I decided a few months ago to lightly step back in, I chose to become a member of Net Galley.
I. LOVE. IT.
They don't send me anything I don't want.
I can download the selection straight to my Kindle.
The reviewing process is straightforward and there is no pressure.
Reviews also seem to be followed closely...I actually received a Tweet from Kathleen Flinn when I reviewed her book Kitchen Confidential :)
Right now I'm reading Gentleman's Agreement about a journalist who pretends to be Jewish for a period of time in order to investigate hidden anti-Semitism in post war New York City. A complete total change of pace from the pulse quickening murder stuff I've been racing through, but that's generally the way I roll.
Please don't ask me how many papers I need to grade.
I'll think about that tomorrow.
I'm going to read now.
**Disclaimer...the legs nor cats in the photo above are mine...BUT THOSE ARE MY FAVORITE HOUSE SHOES!!!!!!!!
Just call me Granny :)