Captain’s Log 4,555
It was a grand day at the bookstore with Big Sister Mia. They have a huge sale every New Year’s day from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Everything was 25% off. The place was packed! Mia has been going to this store forever. It had a different name and been housed in several locations. She keeps following the store like a worker bee follows the queen. Bless her heart.
She used the gift certificates that her precious little sister gave her for Christmas. Quite a haul! 19 books and she came to within pennies of what the certificates were worth. She has no idea why she even bought Morgue Mama, but it was too funny to pass up for a good photo.
And we wonder why she locks her doors and windows during the day! Look at those titles!
Every time Mia comes across something more literature-ish, she tries a few chapters and then says, “Here. I’m done with it. It’s more your style. You like shit like this.” If a body isn’t discovered in a bathtub or a shallow grave by the second chapter, she has no use for it. And do NOT bore her with descriptions of the weather or what the kitchen curtains might represent. Do NOT add that kind of exposition! She doesn’t care! She wants to find dead bodies and truly heinous bad guys!
I should challenge her to a Les Miserables read-off.
I’m still reading Gypsy Boy. It passed from quaint history and got rough — and I am crying now. What a horrendous way to bring up children. His father beat him every single day to make him “tough.” He is still only 6 years old in the book and suffering terribly. I can see why he now lives in fear for his life.
I will be reorganizing my library soon. I have so many books that I have not yet read. I want them organized so I can find them and make sense out of them. Right now, they are helter-skelter all over my room.
Oooh! Helter-Skelter was one of Mia’s favorite books!
It’s back to the salt mines today. Thank goodness for a short week. The next holiday doesn’t come until the end of May. Five months! Ugh! Some of my corporate friends get all sorts of holidays. Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day…… 10 paid federal holidays. Not fair for us non-profit schleps. Not fair at all. I took the days before Christmas and New Year’s as vacation. And I loved every minute of it.
So I am ready to tackle 2013. It’s certainly going to be an interesting year.