August 8th, 2008


Friday Five

I’m off to the Bay area tomorrow to cuddle my new niece and play with my adorable nephew. Yay!

Big Righty has an appointment at the Fracture Clinic this morning. He wishes to comment:

The Dreaded Boot, Day Eighteen:
Perhaps I will be allowed to return to regular footwear today, but I fear not. I still feel twinges of discomfort; I suppose that bones don’t fully heal in eighteen days. I do not look forward to stumping through the airport tomorrow.

Don’t you wish “Project Runway” was on every day? I love hammy Suede, and Stella with her heavy New Yawk accent, and toast-colored Blayne who says plaintively, “I just want to go tanning. Please.” He’s 23 now … in ten years he’s going to look like Stella’s “leathuh.”


I finished Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters, a couple of days ago. This one is definitely going on my Top Ten List at the end of the year. The book has been sitting on my shelf for months! fabulousfrock and rusalkatrix have raved about it before, but I didn't realize I should have DROPPED EVERYTHING to read it! It’s the perfect book for me: orphans and thieves! … a scoundrel and a creepy country estate! … burning desires and cruel greed! And did I mention that it’s set in Victorian England?! Sarah Waters is like a brilliant mix of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, except she’s alive now, and can write more books for me her fans!

I’m reading Savvy, by Ingrid Law, right now. Isn’t this a great first line?

“When my brother Fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he’d caused it."

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I started writing a new book ... so I'd better get back to it! Happy weekend, everyone!
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