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September 20, 2012

postseason, friends, and chopped
posted by soe 11:41 pm

Clearly the Cybils news is the most lovely thing that’s happened to me this week, but it’s not the only one. Here are three beautiful things from my past week:

1. The Nats advance to the postseason, and Sarah and I are there to witness it after the game we were supposed to go to on Tuesday got rained out. (We’re all still hoping to clinch the NL East, but we’ll take this in the meantime.)

2. Rudi is out of town for the weekend, so my friends take me in hand: John and Nicole walk me up and down the H Street Festival and then delay heading to a party so we can have a nice cuppa in a secret garden. The next day, Sarah and I head out apple picking and finish up a gorgeous fall day with milkshakes.

3. My hair is about ten inches shorter than it was this morning. I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it this time, so seeing their surprise is a lot of fun. I went to a new salon and really liked the guy who did my hair. Plus, I think I look pretty cute.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

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booking through thursday: quick!
posted by soe 8:34 am

BTT logoToday’s Booking through Thursday question was pretty easy:

Quick–what are you reading right now? Would you recommend it? What’s it about?

The book in my bag, which gets the most attention, is The Borrower, by Rebecca Makkai, which I picked up at the Politics & Prose membership sale a couple of weeks ago. It’s about a children’s librarian and her interactions with a charming 12-year-old boy (whom everyone assumes is gay) being raised by a fundamentalist mother who has a whole list of things she doesn’t want her son reading. It’s custom-made for a leftie book-lover like me.

The book I’m reading at home, because it’s awkward to carry around is Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I got a late start on the Book Riot readalong, but it’s been in my to-be-read pile for a while (thanks again, Jenn!), so I am keeping on keeping on. Also, the first few chapters kind of read like an episode of Inspector Lewis, except told by the entitled college kids who murder one of their own. (I suppose it’s too much to hope for a dishy police sergeant to appear somewhere in its pages…) It’s dense, but I’m liking it so far.

How about you? What are you reading right now?

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