The celebratory weekend ended, the folks went home, the sun went away and the clouds rolled in with a vengeance. Mother Nature held the turn of seasons so the Princess could have her party, but boy-howdy, it's autumn weather now. I knew the good times were over when the rains came, the headache came, and the guys came to close the pool. One-Two-Three. I was out. And migraines last three days for me, so most of the week was lousy.
I am finally recovering and now I have to dig myself out from days of being dysfunctional. Nothing like a house with children that's been allowed to fall apart for days at a stretch. :-p
Some things just aren't getting caught up on. Others... hopefully tomorrow, or Monday. There's bills to pay, invites to RSVP, library books that need found and returned, an estimate to fix the porch that never materialized. When you own a house and have kids, the list never ends.
But, on the library score, while it rained and the children napped, when I was feeling better but still couldn't bear to look at a computer screen, I did actually get more reading done! I finished Y: The Last Man Vol. 2: Cycles
and Kabuki: Circle of Blood
I'm still sold on the Y series, though there were bits that seemed a little glib. Throw away bits that sort of annoyed me because they were just there to justify later scenes which were just there to be violent. I suppose they were there to move the plot, or explain Hero and her 'descent', but I thought the set up was fairly unrealistic. And the whole delirious, 'I want you' hospital scene? Please. Still, I liked it enough to request book three, which they don't have listed as a Y book, so I took a stab at the list and hopefully the right book will turn up. I need to ask if there is a way to get an account to tweak the listings, because they look random. As if they were done by a whole bunch of different people who didn't have rules to follow, or didn't have someone to enforce the rules of how things were done. It's a mess and mess is not a word that should apply to library listings.
The first Vol of Kabuki .... I think I'm going to go with Vol 2, but there are repetitive elements that started to grate. There is a limit to how many times I need to be told any particular detail. Some of it was stylistic and worked almost poetically, and than other times it didn't quite rise to the level of art. But I like the Electra-esque story line and the symbology of her name, that Kabuki is a drama performed by women, the main character is a woman named Kabuki... etc. How she recognizes how she's been dehumanized, going through the steps, remembering in the final scenes. The all important civility as a charade that leaves people powerless when they know it's absurd. Interesting. I'm hoping for color in the second book.
My husband protests that they're 'toy' books, but graphic novels are a quicker read and that's what I've got time for.