The first was The Relic Murders, the latest (last?) of the Paul Doherty novels set in the world of Henry VIII of England. In some ways, it was even the best of the bunch, leaving me wanting more. I don't think the author's going back to it, though. We'll see.
Next was The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them), by Peter Sagal of NPR's show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. He goes around visiting places and interviewing people who are involved in Swinging, Fetishism, Gourmet Restaurants, Stripping, Lying, Gambling, Conspicuous Consumption, and Porn. It's an amusing read, but probably better when it comes out in paperback; I have trouble imagining people requesting this one at the library.
After racing around to get all my oncall work done, I managed to join up with forestcats to help her with the takedown duties at the Road to California quilt show at the Ontario Convention Center. There were some really exquisite quilts to be found at this venue, and we helped remove them from their displays and prepare them to be returned to their owners. forestcats has, over the last few years, managed to gather a team of folks (many of whom won't see this post, but those of you on LJ deserve to give yourselves a hand for your hard work) that sweeps through the show hall like locusts through a field of wheat, and leave the place bare. I'm very proud of your hard work, and I'm glad to lend a hand alongside you all. Bravo!
After the work was finished, we gathered up the handful of remaining folks, and off we went to get something to eat at Chili's. Luckily, we didn't have to wait too long for a table, as I was ready to fall over.
Home that night, and I was in bed two hours earlier than usual; a full day's work, and then the takedown? Fugitaboutit!