* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- probably will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite and definite reread.
1. Jump, by Ginger Rue **** This is an enjoyable read and a cute concept. Part of me wished it would have had a little more depth, but overall, it was fun to read. The story: Brinkley has spent her high school years thinking only of Brinkley. She capitalizes on her parents' money and her own good looks, and she doesn't hesitate to destroy those girls who aren't worthy (for various reasons). After another girl is driven to leave the school because of Brinkley's hateful behavior, Brinkley is sent to a special therapist -- and soon, Brinkley finds herself 'jumping' into the body's and lives of classmates. (YA contemporary-ish, released 9/10, publisher: Tricycle Press)
2. At a solid forty degrees warmer than earlier this week, even below freezing feels balmy. Perspective is everything, no?
3. It's funny how excited I get at the start of each new teaching session -- is it the anticipation of new learning? New topics for papers? I don't know, but I'm still in it :)
4. DH's work has slowed waaaaay down. Unless he's simply suppressing it, it seems like he's learning to relax about the ups and downs of real estate. I have to confess that I'm hoping it won't get as slow as it was before the recent 'boom', but at the same time, I know we'll somehow muddle through (just as we did before).