Is there anything better than a clean house and two days off to enjoy it? I am reveling in the anticipation of a full-blown Autumn: crisp days, crisp apples, crisp leaves, and pumpkins.
I have laid down my Man Booker long list for the weekend; why do those things get so onerous? Madeleine Thien’s book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, just kept getting longer and longer the more I read. The WoMan Booker Shadow Jury largely agreed with me, those on Twitter anyway, and so last night I picked up A Gentleman in Moscow.
Have you read Amor Towles before? He is known for Rules of Civility, but A Gentleman in Moscow was sent to me to review before it’s release on September 6, and I LOVE IT! I woke up excited to read for the first time in months! So, today will be the birthday party of a dear friend of mine, and nothing but A Gentleman In Moscow in between, full review to come as soon as I finish.
Finally, I posted a picture of these on social media, but because they’re so darn cute, here they are again:
These are two origami bookmarks from an eight year old girl in my class. She made them last week and gave them to me, and they are far more interesting than any I’ve made myself. These kids…how I love my job of teaching.
So, may your weekend be filled with joy, with good books and interesting things to hold your place. I hope you have tomorrow, Labor Day, off too.