let me just say that i love LOVE bloggers new template stuff. i can do way more than i really know how to do and look cooler doing it now that there are all sorts of picture and layouts i can choose from. i just got inspired by some of the patterns there were so i changed up my blog. prettier, don't you think? i do.
i've been reading a lot lately, both actually reading and listening to books on CD. the library is my new best friend. i haven't been this excited to go there since i was 7 and my mom let me pick out 5 books to bring home for a week. i have a closet book fetish (whoops, out of the closet now). i love books, but i realized i cannot afford a new book every week or so. thus, my bi-weekly (or more) trips to the library. more than just a place to pick up something i've requested, i find that the library helps me to decompress after a long day at work... well not so long as most people's days, but for me... eh. i'll stop trying to make excuses about that. anyways, i often find myself going to the library and walking through the aisles looking at book titles just for the fun of it. does this make me strange? i guess its a cheep habit, so nick can't complain, especially if i get dinner on the table at a reasonable hour.
some of the books i've read lately...
Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Neffeneger - a really good, dark story about twins, a cemetery, and ghosts. i read it strait through.
The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry - set in Salem, Mass, this story was really interesting in the details of Ipswitch lace, and the story was completely turned around at the end with a twist that i never saw coming.
Sarah Addison Allen is an author that I have been enjoying lately, too. Her stories have a whimsical twist on a normal small town. I really love her writing style. It makes me want to move to the south and open up a candy shop. The Sugar Queen, Garden Spells, and The Girl Who Chased the Moon.
Right now I am working on a book called the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe, and The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, which are both very good so-far.