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“I just want to break that song into piece and love them all to death.” ~ Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
I love books. For the past couple years, I’ve read nothing but ebooks on my Kindle, first, and now my iPad. Only the most special of books get purchased in hardcover and kept on my shelves. Rainbow Rowell’s latest, Eleanor & Park, was the latest book to earn a coveted spot on my bookshelves.
Man, I loved that book. So much I’m virtually incapable of forming coherent sentences about my love for it.
I read a lot. But I do almost all of it on my iPad, so I forget just how much I love libraries (and book stores)! Yesterday I decided to wander into the local library to take a peek around for a few minutes. I ended up leaving with a book on CD that I hope will make my commute more enjoyable. And of course, a photo or two of the shelves of books. :)
Second straight day of snow in the DC area. It’s not like we’re getting much. Not enough to be pretty or save us from going to work. Just enough to make getting around a pain in the ass, as people in this area simply can’t drive in weather. Of any kind. Especially not snow.
Danbo and I are both quite done with winter.
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"It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm." – Barack Obama
The second inauguration of Barack Obama. It’s a great day! I watched it from my couch this year. It was fantastic to be part of the inauguration four years ago, but I decided to watch from home this time.
I love baked potato soup. I decided to try to make some at home using a recipe I found online. It tasted really, really good. But, there were no chunks of potatoes in the soup. (I’m not sure what happened to all of them. Weird.)
Still on the hunt for a new recipe. Suggestions welcome.
I read a lot. It’s no secret. Of all the books I read last year, Attachments was in my top five. Probably top three, truthfully. I adored everything about this book. I wanted to hug my Kindle when I finished reading it (and I might have). I decided the author was very obviously an awesome person and that I needed to find her on Twitter and Facebook. So I did. I tweeted her about how amazing her book was and how it was one of my favorite things I’ve ever read and she responded. (One of the many reasons I love Twitter.) We’ve exchanged a few tweets here and there and she’s fantastic. She put a call out on Twitter last week asking if anyone would be interested in a bookplate from Attachments. Of course I said yes! yes! yes! I want one. It arrived today. I needed something to make me smile today. This definitely did it. So did taking (slightly dorky) photos of the card.
Go buy her book! Love it as much as I did! Join me in waiting anxiously for her second novel Eleanor and Park. It’s due late February 2013… which quite simply can’t come soon enough!