Are you feeling as frantic as I?
Due this week:
- Notes from the district writing committee which I am attending in 45 minutes.
- Progress reports on each of the 27 children in my class.
- Treats for one of the parties I am invited to on Friday.
- Three hours for a cut and color tomorrow afternoon. (“Dear Santa, please take away my graying temples…”)
Plus, any ideas for presents for my parents? (Just kidding.)
In other news, it’s been fun to read a few reviews for the Japanese Literature Challenge.
MS-Teacher reviewed When The Emporer Was Divine, which is a fabulous book by Julie Otsuka.
Chris reviewed The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima, which is new to me and sounds excellent. I can’t wait to order it!
And, I have an announcement from BooksPrice.com which says:
“Booksprice.com is a free service of finding the best price on books among the major online stores. Our real time engine can help you save as much as 80% from the retail price on new & used books, cds and dvds. We have introduced innovative features and tools like finding the best price of several books together, which might reduce the high shipping costs and save even more money. And now we are offering the new “RSS Price Watcher” that enables you to track the price of a specific book and with your own preferences (shipping, currency, condition, etc) using RSS feeds.”
It is, in fact, very cool. I went there, typed in a title of a book I’d like, and BAM! There’s a listing of 8 million (so to speak) sources from which you can buy it, all organized by price. This is a good thing for all of us book lovers; you may want to check it out if it’s new to you.
Hey! Maybe they have something for my parents! In any case, I can order the books from all the great reviews of yours I’m reading.