Today I am reading The Compound by S. A. Bodeen, a post-apocalyptic young adult novel. My friend Paula is reading along with me, tonight. This is a big wahoo. Remember Wahoo! Wednesday? Maybe I'll bring that back, on occasion.
Tonight is my F2F group's discussion of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I feel wishy-washy about the reading experience, in general -- thrilled and privileged to have read such remarkable writing early on, prior to its release, paying little attention to the buzz, even as I glimpsed a headline saying it was nominated for some award or other (being lazy, not looking, at this moment). I'm unsure what I actually think about the story, the theme, the deeper meaning, after closing the book. But, wow. Such impressive writing. I can't wait to see what others in my group thought of it.
I've been pondering people who hate cats because my kitties are such incredible sweethearts and excellent companions. They're smart, funny, lovable, gentle. They don't swipe with claws or bite. I wonder if everyone who hates cats -- and there are so many! -- has had a bad experience. I've had some terrifying experiences with dogs but I don't hate dogs. In fact, I still love them, in general; I just don't think I'm the right kind of person to be owned by one.
It's dark and rainy. We're expecting a cool front but it's actually rather warmish out there - not quite the cold snap the weathermen prepared us for. Still, I'm loving it. The long, hot summer is definitely over and I am thrilled.
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