May. 9th, 2011

rillalicious: (Josh)
* Since yesterday I've been immersed in Alice Hoffman's "The Red Garden" after waiting weeks for it to become available at the library. And so far it hasn't disappointed. There's something about her writing that just gets me every time. Which is strange, because it's almost completely narrative and not the dialogue-heavy kind of writing that usually draws me in. She moves through time so quickly and gracefully, and it makes me wish I could tell stories like that. Her female characters have a despair about them that's similar to Fitzgerald, I think, even though the stories are worlds apart.

* Speaking of reading, there are two books I've been meaning to rec to my flist forever because I love them so much, and maybe I did rec them before, but I can't remember, so here they are maybe again with very brief reviews, otherwise I'll never get this posted:

St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

Short stories that take place in an amazing, ethereal, magical bayou setting. It's the kind of dreamy prose that just absorbs.

Lightboxes by Shane Jones

Lovely, quick read. A fairytale that turns ouchy and dark in the middle and feels like a beautiful, long walk.

* Almost forgot the cable guy is coming this afternoon and let the hellmonkeys create a disaster in the living room while I worked. Oops. He's hopefully going to solve the problem we've been having with Versus. Since the Redwings are still alive in the playoffs it's become important to the boyfriend that this problem is solved asap. Also, it would be nice if I could get a signal on the phone when I'm in the kitchen.

* Disappointment is going to buy specific knitting needles and discovering that the only knitting needles they don't have are THOSE sizes.

* Had a Bettie's cupcake yesterday as a treat. OMG, their cream cheese frosting is heaven. It's almost consolation for not having Sugar Mountain nearby anymore.

* Hoping to get some writing time in today but at the moment, my prospects for getting that done are pretty slim. I need coffee, and I am out of coffee, and I can't walk down to get more coffee until after the cable guy comes. Then maybe my brain will function at a normal rate.

* Also, RED came today from Netflix. Yes, I'm like the last person anywhere to see it. Very excited anyway, though.

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I love it so much when a story just completely comes together for me in my head. There are a million other things I should be writing right now, that are all due sooner, but wow, I've just been totally taken over by my [livejournal.com profile] teddy_fest fic and I have a feeling it's going to be a very late night for me. Not that I'm complaining.

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