My blogging streak was broken by an impromptu trip to Kansas City over the past weekend since I was feeling a bit roadtrip-jilted. Usually, B and I drive out exploring small towns, but this summer is the first summer we're both working outside of academia, which means vacation days have to be planned wisely. But I felt like taking a short trip, and Kansas City, which is 4 hours west sounded perfect for a day trip.
B and I spent the day eating barbecue, touring the city, and capped it with a dinner with one of my colleagues. Speaking of work, I didn't mean to leave ya'll hanging about my new job. It's just been so sudden, and I've been spending the last couple days tying up stuff at my current position before I move to a different department within the same company next Monday. It's a step up and a completely new department, and I am so excited to gain new experiences.
I've been swamped with stuff to do at work that when I get a break, and especially when I get home, I pretty much collapse into my couch/bed and read until it's time for bed. My current reads below:
Mary Roach is witty and sarcastic, and I enjoy the questions she asks, her methods of figuring out different answers to those questions, and the bits of personal stories she throws into her books. This book takes a scientific look at elements of the supernatural: reincarnation, ectoplasm, ghosts, etc.
A colleague loaned this to me. I thought I'd give it a shot and see what the fuss was all about. Goodness-- this book was almost exactly like Twilight (and yes, I confess I read the first book of that series). I'm not a fan of weak, naive females who are slaves to their emotions, can't make decisions for themselves, and always need saving. This book was sad and plain creepy.
I'm currently immersed in this delightful fantastical fiction set in New York City at the turn of the century. The story isn't only about a Golem and a Jinni, but all the people who are connected to them. Each character story progresses in bits, alternating from one to the other, in effect weaving a sort of tapestry. I'm already anticipating my reading time after I finish this post!
floral top: Rue 21
silk shirt: thrifted
paperbag skirt: selfmade