I did manage to get a bit of study done in a quiet moment at work this morning, so I’m not feeling quite so panicked about my test on Friday (though I still need to get a lot more done before then), but I am still desperately in need of sleep. Luckily tonight’s meetup was pretty short, and I got awhina (who also wanted to get away early because she was feeling just as tired, it being parent teacher meeting week) to drop me off on her way home (rather than sitting in the bus station for another hour waiting for my bus), so I’m home relatively early. So once I’ve written this I think I’ll be straight off to bed for an early night.
The turnout tonight wasn’t great – just me, awhina, and lytteltonwitch. Apparently more turned up last month (when I missed the meetup due to being in some distant corner of the country). We keep talking about changing meetups to another night, to see if that suits more people, but so far we haven’t been able to decide which night to switch to. Anyway, we had a nice time tonight, and I presented awhina with Daddy’s Little Cowgirl (because she’s a maths teacher, and has been known to… um, how shall I put this delicately?… pursue men from time to time), and gave lytteltonwitch The Cat Who Came for Christmas 2. Didn’t pick up any books myself for a change – probably a good thing, considering the size of Mt. TBR.
Oh, a catch I forgot to mention: I released The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer at the university in 2003. While I was up in the North Island, I got an email to say it had been caught – in Peru! There’s been no journal entries in between me releasing it and it being caught, so who knows how it got there, or where it travelled in the intervening years. Bookcrossing is wonderfully exciting when it works like this!