Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ah, But I Love Butterfingers Also

And Kit Kat bars. And Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. And Nestle's Crunch.

I spent part of yesterday answering seven interview questions for read-it-now. Question number five was what is my favorite candy.

As you can see, I had many options. None of which I have in the house. I've spent the past six months or so eating entirely too many sweets and, perhaps not coincidentally, I've gained a few pounds. Worse still, I see my doctor in a week for a checkup, and the odds are her scale will notice the weight gain. Whether my doctor will or not is a whole other question, but if she does, I know what I'm going to tell her, which is I'd been eating foolishly and I don't like gaining weight and therefore I am eating considerably less foolishly now.

Maybe she won't notice.

One thing you might not have noticed is I'm keeping track of the blog reviews of This World We Live In, and putting in the number over in its own little link area on the right side of the blog. It's up to six now, and if you follow the link, it'll take you to thirdmoonbook, and you can link to any or all of the reviews there.

I'd been holding a few copies of the TW ARC in reserve, and today I pulled five names out of the Bolivian hat and emailed the people to let them know. It's not looking too promising for more copies, but Harcourt knows I want them, and maybe a few will show up.

Chanukah starts Friday evening and I anticipate it being a fairly stressful holiday. Those of you who've been reading this blog since the getgo may recall that my late cat Alexander caught on fire from a menorah candle. Scooter has been quite intrigued by my Sabbath candles, and I'm concerned the menorah candles will be irresistible to him. They burn pretty fast, but so does cat hair. Chanukah lasts eight days, starting with two candles, and then adding one a day, so Scooter is going to have lots of opportunities to play Joan Of Arc (I figured I would cleverly switch religions).

For anyone out there who celebrates Chanukah, have a happy one, and I hope your pets don't catch fire!


Nina said...

Happy Hanukkah, Susan. I guess I am glad that we only have dogs and sheep and goats! They don't seem to be in too much danger from the menorah :*)

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Nina-

I love goats. My goddaughter worked on a farm with goats and I found them totally irrisitble.

Sheep and lit candles don't sound like a great idea. Burnt wool isn't that festive a smell.

And speaking of festive, my word verification is ringl. How's that for holiday spirit!

Unknown said...

I am insanly jelous that I missed getting an ARC both times but I still have hope. But I do have good news because my teacher (Jen Borner) got one and is letting me read it. Oh happy days!
Happy Hanukkah,

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Happy Chanukah Jon-

I'm glad you'll have a chance to read it!