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Packing - grrr!
What I am not looking forward to? Packing! I have been procrastinating on this one now for days - I have been accumulating items in my spare bedroom that need to be packed and the suitcase is out on the bed. But not a single item is technically packed - it is complicated because I am packing for two trips but I really need to get down to it if I don't want to be hurriedly tossing stuff into a suitcase in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. In the typical pattern of the procrastinator, I have done many things around my task without actually getting down to it. Today's avoidance technique - planning the books I will be taking on my trip! So much more fun . . . . I will do a post on all the books I am taking with me before I leave but my current project is downloading books to my new iPad! I am excited to have such a portable library for this trip. Do you read on an e-reader? What are the pros/cons?
In Case You Missed It . . .
This week I posted a piece about a talk by Colm Toibin hosted by the Tenement Museum . It was a great evening and I had the privilege of attending another talk there this week - this one was with Pete Hamill. I am a big fan of this author and was thrilled to see his topic for the discussion was immigration. It is a theme in many of his books - all of which would be great choices for my Immigrant Stories 2011 Challenge. We already have some sign-ups (thanks!) and I hope you will consider joining the fun!
Have a relaxing Sunday and a good week!