It has been a long, difficult week. First I had to work extra hours at the bookstore when someone called in sick. Then my laptop called in sick. Then I had to work more hours at the bookstore when someone else called in sick. So it's been twelve hours on the sales floor today, but on the upside, I get to hear author Geraldine Brooks do a reading tonight. I've been so out of the swing of things that I thought tonight would be the night to have time to do a Top Ten Tuesday post. When I went to my blogger dashboard to see what the topic was, imagine my surprise to see that it's already Thursday! Apparently I'm two days behind this week, which explains a lot. But the upside of that is that today is Cinco de Mayo, so my coworkers and I will be drinking some Coronas and some jugo de naranja (yeah, one of 'em is sick) after the author event. But enough of my small life. Tonight I've got two small book reviews, each of which features a bird in the title.