January 18th, 2012

Venus

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My Real LJ Idol entry is scraping the bottom of the votes thus far. That's never good. *bites nails*

Last week's visit to the doctor re: the too-low thyroid went about as expected. Collapse )

Meanwhile, I've gained a few pounds in 2012 instead of losing them before my sister's wedding (two weeks away). Lauren's Nutella is killing me. I swore I'd never have that in the house, and now our ridiculously picky eater is surrounding me with trigger foods. :(

Books: I'm reading The Borrower, which is about a librarian who finds herself hiding a runaway boy. The boy's parents are trying to "ungay" him (the kid is only ten!), and generally squelch his personality. I love the kid in this story, and the librarian's dry wit, and touches like the Choose Your Own Fiasco chapter.

Other potentials in my vast backlog: the first two No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, a Stephanie Plum mystery (but I'm missing the one before it), The Bards of Bone Plain, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, Oreo, a novel set in Antarctica, The Other Wes Moore, and Little Bee.

Something I didn't expect from Real LJ Idol is that I'd spend so much time either writing entries or reading OTHER people's entries (for voting). I'm not getting much fanfic written these days, or reading much. If only I could cram more of the above booklist into lightweight paperbacks to read at the gym... I really envy Christopher—yesterday was a teacher work day, and he burned through two books and started two more. Why haven't I won the lottery, so I can spend all day reading? *grumble*