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Happiness meme_Day two

Today, I read.
Sure, I did have to do four loads of laundry, and I did sweep the kitchen floor, and I did dust SOMETHING. Oh, and I did have to take Lauren for the second of what will probably be 360 to 365 orthodontist appointments over the next 22 to 26 months BUT in between, before and after, in and around...I read.

And what did I read? I started my bookclub book which is: 'Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise' by Ruth Reichl who was the New York Times food critic during the 1980s and '90s. A smooth and easy read with actual reviews and a few recipes included.

So, yeah. today I'm happy because I spent the day, mostly, reading a book I'm actually enjoying, while David painted part of the fence mossy green, and while not at the dentist Lauren worked on and finished her essay on 'Of Mice and Men' which amazing amazing is due tomorrow.


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Apr. 20th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for reading! I read a novel (like, a printed one made of paper and stuff *g*) yesterday for the first time in a few months. I read so much fanfic that I don't have time for real books anymore. :-(
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
'I read so much fanfic that I don't have time for real books anymore. :-('

Hence the bookclub, We meet every six weeks at a local breakfast place on a Saturday morning, no family allowed unless absolutely necessary, and they make me read stuff I never would otherwise. Oddly, I'm not much for novels and they LOVE novels.

What did you read on actual paper?
Apr. 21st, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I got about three quarters of the way through A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood (a novel). I had never heard of Isherwood till I saw justinlovesart's rec of the documentary "Chris and Don," about the life Isherwood and his lover, artist Don Bachardy, shared. (If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.) My interest was piqued, so I checked out this book. I wouldn't say I'm blown away by it, but I'm enjoying it -- and it's a fairly quick read.
Apr. 21st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
thanks for the rec, I've put it on Netflix and moved it to the top position. Christopher Isherwood is the kind of name I know I know but I don't remember why. Now I need to check him out.
Apr. 20th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
What a perfect day! That book sounds good. I love reading food reviews (pretty much reviews of all types, I'm weird that way) and with the recipes thrown in, it sounds like a fun book to read. Food critics remind me of Julia Roberts in My Best Friends Wedding...and the mouse movie, Ratatoille, which I can't spell but you probably know what I mean.

Arwen, who understands completely why the report was being written on Sunday--it was no doubt due on Monday
Apr. 21st, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
'Arwen, who understands completely why the report was being written on Sunday--it was no doubt due on Monday'

To be fair, Lauren had been working on this particular essay all thru Easter vacation, I was actually very angry at how much homework she had. She came trotting out of her room around 9pm Sunday waving it in the air, so happy to be done.

Do check out the book, this woman LOVES food, you can feel it in every description and also her anger when the food is bad..
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, I love books about food. I LOVE cookbooks, particularly those with beautiful photos! I just really hate to cook! ;)
Apr. 21st, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm not that much a fan of cooking either, but this memoir almost made me a little queasy at points because sometimes when she's describing the food, it's just so elitists. $100 per person back in the 1980s!!! Five different wines during four hour meals. Too too much. Lauren helps make cooking more fun now, but on my own, it's just not my thing.
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