smartygirl (smartygirl) wrote,

In which I am icky, but I've read something really fun

I don't feel well this morning. Not in the I'm sick or getting sick sense, simply that I do not feel "well," good, normal. Too much to eat this weekend, possibly, and yesterday morning my dad and I moved a couch up a flight of stairs, through a sharp turn and into my room. It is not a light piece of furniture, and my body kind of hates me right now.

So over all, I just feel sore and my attitude still sucks and I'm sleepy and I feel like I have to pee every two minutes and... well you get the picture, I'm a real peach this morning.

This doesn't mean it's going to be a bad day, I suppose, but I'm uncomfortable and still have the lingering sadness. Yesterday, after bringing the couch into my room, mostly I just sat on it. I read. Not the book for my new YA book club (because the chosen book is out of print and was not available at the library - others in the book club had already checked out both copies), but a book a friend brought back from Book Expo America for me - called "Soulless," by Gail Carriger, which is due in stores in October.

It was really good. It's a (sort-of) steampunk vampire/werewolf adventure story. The characters were really fun and it was nice to lose myself in that alternate Victorian London for a while. As a whole, it was witty and interesting and the action was paced well. I highly recommend it.  It made me want to drink tea and carry a parasol around. No one ever explains the octopuses, but that's part of it's charm.  

Again, I can't recommend it enough.

Last evening, as I alluded to, kicked off the inaugural meeting off my new YA/children's lit book club. We were to read "Momo" by Michael Ende. And everyone did, except me, partly the result of - 1. Remembering a tad too late and 2, the fact that the book hasn't been in print in this country since 1992. It was still fun to go and meet everyone. I made sure to read up on the book before hand so I had something to say. And we picked books for next time. Our theme is "Fantasy" and we're to read "The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe," "A Wrinkle in Time," and my recommendation, "A Great and Terrible Beauty." All of which have various takes on the concept of other realms/realities.

The rest of the weekend had it's own fun little things - a really nice bridal shower (of the great food, no drama variety), and a cupcake party - I broke my new no more cupcakes rule, but, well, that was the whole point of the party, it's not like I can say no. Also, the ones I contributed to the party were excellent, so how could I not?

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