I have been waiting for Brooke Fraser to release her latest album for over a year. It finally came out and I've been listening to it all week along. Then my guy completely surprised me with tickets to see her in San Diego in late January, I cannot wait!!! Pre-order it and tell me what you think? What's making you happy this week?
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week and then December is just around the corner? I can't! I'm getting into bed as we speak just thinking about all that needs to be done before this year ends. This week has certainly been a busy one, I couldn't have asked for a better birthday this year but I am definitely ready for the weekend. I'll be sharing the evening with my coworkers tonight (because we can't get enough of the each other at the library) to see Mockingjay, I am ecstatic to say the least! What are your plans for the weekend?
What are you reading this month? I'm reading a whole mess of things these days, everything from books and articles to focus in on my thesis for my senior portfolio and lots of poetry (which is making me really excited and anxious that grad school is wrapping up). I recently came across an adorable children's book that was illustrated by Barbara Cooney about Emily Dickinson (and the Stickman Odyssey graphic novel series, hilarious!!!) . So I've been settling in early these past few weeks to read a little of Emily Dickinson, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Path. I'm also reading The World is Round by Gertrude Stein, we just got it in the children's room at the library, so I made sure to grab it before anyone else did. Realizing it was Thursday while packing up the car this morning, I quickly tuned in for the latest episode of Serial. By the end of the episode I was screaming at the radio, I'm pretty sure the guy waiting at the light right next to me assumed I was crazy. And if you haven't seen the film, Snowpiercer, then you need to see it :)
Apologies for slipping by without posting yesterday but I had a perfect and lovely day all to myself with little screen time; it was needed and very much enjoyed. I spent the day reflecting and relaxing with good company, all of course with a side of excellent food. While I have been anticipating my birthday for the last month, I wasn't sure how I felt about turning 27. After sharing my age all day, people were quick to round up to thirty. They kept telling me your thirties are way better than your twenties and how their late twenties (and early thirties) were their best years. So instead of being nervous about what thirty means to me, I am embracing 27. I'm embracing the youth and curiosity of still being a twentysomething and accepting the responsibility of being independent and on my own. What does your age mean to you?