Slow day at dance today.
I know, it's Sunday. But I fulfilled by Sunday obligation by going to the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass yesterday. Church on Saturday, you say? Why, yes.
It's a Catholic thing.
I always love the first day of the month, and I think it was appropriate that April 1 had much better weather than March 31. Probably won't last, but I'll take what I can get.
Dad and little bro on the porch steps.
So have any of you loyal readers jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon? I resisted, mostly because the waiting lists for both of the local libraries I patronize and the Kindle collection one of them supports were astronomical. I heard a lot of blabber about it from some of my more devoted friends back at College A and mentally compared it to Twilight. Ugh. The longer I waited, the more enticing the books seemed. Now I can't wait to dig into my Kindle Prime copy. The Prime library is such that you can only take out one book a month. I'd better get on the waiting list now for Catching Fire! Or wait until May 1. I'm a pretty fast reader.
It's a busy week coming up, though. I'll be working with my dad, and for my grandmother, and helping my mom get ready for Easter. Speaking of Easter, there's Holy Week first. That means Schola rehearsal on Wednesday. Driver's Ed on Thursday, so I'll have to miss our performance of "Mandatum Novum Do Vobis", arranged by our director. (I Give You a New Commandment, for those who prefer English) To be sung langsam, slowly, and with authority. Not like "Hey, I have an idea..."
Even so, I'm sure I'll find time to devour the first book. My little cousin posted a picture of herself on Facebook with her "Katniss Everdeen braid." I'm not usually such a joiner when it comes to what's popular with books and movies.
What's compelling about this trilogy is Ms. Collins' strong heroine. Too often romance stories are about weak female protagonists, dependent physically and/or mentally on the alleged love of her life. I've never had much use for that. It's not something I like to read about and definitely nothing I'd want to emulate in my relationships. To quote my dance teacher, "You're the captain of your own ship." Okay, so she added another word between the last two, but I didn't feel the need.
So it follows that it's also nothing I'd want to perpetuate in my own novel.
Not that I don't trust you, readers, but until my book is published, its synopsis will not appear here. Rest assured that my protagonist is strong enough to stand on her own. Or at least she thinks she is.
More on my Schola adventures to come. Stay tuned!