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Curious

Books.

I am currently reading three books:

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s by Temple Grandin

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The most recent addition to my bookshelf is Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy. I saw it at Costco and it was cheaper than on Amazon, so I couldn’t pass it up. It’s next in line for reading. I’ve never read it before, but Binchy’s Tara Road has been one of my favorite books since high school, so I want to read this new one. 

I usually have more than one book going at a time, usually from different genres, so I can pick up the kind of book I’m in the mood for at the time.

A couple of days ago, I watched the movie Saving Mr. Banks. It became an instant favorite, and I watched it again today. I think I will watch it very often over the next few months, that’s how much I love it.

It inspired me to re-read all of the Mary Poppins books. There’s 8 of them. It’s probably been over 10 years since I last the first 4, and it’s about time I do it again, and read the last 4 as well. However, I don’t want to just borrow them from the library. No, I want to own them. So, I made a list of all the books so that when I am at the thrift store I can search for them.

Then I couldn’t stop, so I made a list of many other books I want to own…then went to one of my bookshelves for some inspiration.

While looking through my bookshelf, I noticed something curious. On the Romanian books, the titles on the spine are printed opposite the American books. See what I mean?

Curiouser and curiouser.

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Phil and Lorena

I got to see Phil and Lorena tonight! They’re my grandparents that live in Vegas. They come to Houston every few years or so…and I love when they do! Tonight we went and saw the movie Sherlock Holmes, and then ate at Applebees. But of course it wasn’t as simple as that! We had the intention of seeing Avatar, but it started at 5…and Sherlock Holmes started at 4:25…and it was currently 4……and so we chose the earlier one, obviously. AND we had the intention of eating at Texas Road House (BEST ROLLS IN THE WORLD!), but the wait was 75-85 minutes….so we went to Applebees. I don’t remember the last time I was there……I’m sure I’ve been. Oh well, who cares…I went tonight! I had fajitas. They weren’t the best fajitas I’ve had, but they weren’t completely unfortunate!

OH AND they brought me some Ethel’s Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE ETHEL M. CHOCOLATES!!! <<((click on that))<<

And we decided that next time I go visit them in Vegas we’re going to see The Phantom of the Opera! I’m so excited! Once I’m back in Utah, I think I’ll get to see them much more often because I’ll be closer.

I can’t wait!

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