- Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf
- In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Braughtigan
- O, What a Luxury by Garrison Keillor
- Giant Days, vol 3 by John Allison
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, MY LITTLE GHOULS!
Today is my favorite day of the year and has been since about forever. If you had asked me when I was six what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you an author, a witch, or Paula Abdul. When I was seven the answer would have been an author or an Addams. I was just that kind of kid.
I have really been feeling the need to get back to my roots lately. I think it might have something to do with the pregnancy or something. I want to visit old favorites. I want to wear black. I want to become everything that I always thought I would. Halloween is a great time to feel like this. It’s the Pagan New Year! There’s nothing I like more than a chance at a fresh slate. Here’s to a year of personal growth! At least, that’s what I’m hoping for.
I am still reading along in Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist and I love it. I just didn’t have a lot of time or energy to sit down and read last week. This week isn’t looking much better. Nanowrimo starts tomorrow and this may be the last year I can manage it. Plus, next weekend is our Halloween party and the house is a fucking disaster. My goal for this week is to be in bed by 10, reading, every night. I may not get much more done, but it’s something.
I’m also SO CLOSE to finishing a couple of things. I’ve been reading Claudia Rankine’s Citizen in little bits and will probably finish it tomorrow morning. It’s been good, the kind of book that really gets you thinking, the kind of book that really is important and pertains to our current discussion of race. I don’t often read smart, important books but I am glad when I do. I am also close (like less than 2 hours) to finishing the audio of By the Shores of Silver Lake. I’m still enjoying these books but I made the mistake of not taking a Podcast breather in between audiobooks and I’ve definitely slowed down.
I’ve been trying to catch up on all of the random reading shit I have laying around the house. My pile of magazines. The two pregnancy books. The couple of little collections that are half read and stacked on the coffee table. Then there’s the coloring books and puzzle books, not reading but pretty damn close. I’ve been getting through two to three magazines each week which is pretty good expect that last week I made it through two and two more came in the mail. I’ll catch up eventually but wouldn’t it be great to JUST DO IT NOW?!
And, honestly, the most exciting thing about looking ahead to that maternity leave is the piles of books that I own that I’ve been meaning to get around to. Yes, I know that babies take time and that I’m going to be tired but I really don’t see why I won’t be able to read. If I’m going to be so tired, I may as well count on that two months being spent caring for Ian, napping, and reading. Why the hell not?
It’s Halloween. I’ll keep saying it! I’m in the mood for some Stephen King. Then again, when am I not?
I hope you have more treats than tricks tonight! I can’t wait to see all of the little goblins that come to my door!
P.S. I am wearing a tail to work. You should be dressed up too!