Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. Seattle was fantastic, albeit freezing. I have a ton of pictures and thoughts that I hope to share soon. 

2. While I am extremely thankful that I was able to go, I am utterly beat now, compounded by the fact that this is an absolutely busy, stressful week at school and I lost a weekend to get things done. But still. Not complaining. Fine, maybe I am a little. Is it ever possible to return from a trip rested and prepared to take on what awaits at home? 

3. Speaking of travel, I finally filed the paperwork for Sawyer's passport yesterday! It was, frankly, a huge pain, since my husband can't make it to the passport office when it's open, and you have to have both parents to get one. Luckily (I guess), you can have a form notarized saying the absent parent gives the present parent permission to file the paperwork. This meant we had to have pictures done, papers filled out, and a trip to AAA for notary services. But it's done! Yay! 

4. I am reading An American Marriage and absolutely love it so far.

5. I am listening to Dax Sheppard's podcast "The Armchair Expert" and am really, really enjoying it. It helped that his first episode was his wife, Kristen Bell, but he seems to know how to get people talking, despite being a tiny bit overbearing at times. 

6. Fahrenheit 451 is going to be a show? I am cautiously optimistic after seeing the cast and trailer, and think the subject matter is timely, but a little part of me still cringes anytime I hear a book or movie is going to be adapted. 


  1. #2 -- No, I don't think so... And it's probably why I'm becoming more and more of a homebody as the years go by!

  2. Oh, yes, traveling is tedious! I've often thought it would be better if we could be transported there without all the packing and unpacking...sigh.

    Nowadays I tend to enjoy places by reading about them...or seeing movies. Has anyone read the Anne Tyler book An Accidental Tourist? There was also a movie. The MC writes travel books, but hates to travel.

    Enjoy settling in after your trip. Here are MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS

  3. I think it is stupid how government type offices are open when most people are at work. They sure make things complicated!