When I went to the Missouri State Fair in 2013, I really wanted to try a fried Oreo, but I couldn't bring myself to go up to the window and order one because of the unnecessary apostrophe on the sign. Instead, I took a picture.
|Then I went and stood in line for this gorgeous cinnamon roll. I can't remember anything about the sign.|
It's been a while, I know. It's not you; it's me. A couple of days after my last post, I had a disappointment that bordered on humiliation. I didn't cry, but my ears burned a fierce red as I sat on the futon and wondered if I should ever write anything again. If I had the right to sully people's eyes...well, that kind of thing gets tiresome quickly. Being somewhat sensible, I took a break, and now I'm back. Since you're a forgiving Blob, this is the part where you might say "I'm glad/you're back/don't explain." Too late; I already did. Sorta.
From now on, I'm going to try to remember to space once and not twice after a period. My very scary typing teacher from high school, Mrs. Peggy Bowman, trained me to two spaces back when Carter was president. One-spacing feels like an aberration. OK, enough. Here's what I read in July, and it's one of my weirder lists:
1. Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher - Joan Reardon. (biography)
2. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green. (YA novel)
3. In the Year of Jubilee - George Gissing. (novel)
4. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine. (Juvenile or YA novel. I can't remember.)
5. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein. (YA novel)
6. Five Came Back - Mark Harris. (nonfiction)
7. Lessons from Madame Chic - Jennifer L. Scott. (nonfiction)
8. 1,000 Outfits from Just 30 Pieces - Wendy Mak. (nonfiction)
9. The Tidy Closet - Marie-Anne Lecoeur. (nonfiction)
10. Looking for Alaska - John Green. (YA novel)
Favorites: In the Year of Jubilee; Code Name Verity; Five Came Back; Lessons from Madame Chic; Looking for Alaska.
I'll be back in a couple of days to talk about my great month of reading in August.