Sunday, January 5, 2020

Lucky 2020

S was curious about Fully Booked's 2020 Fukubukuro promo. We were circling the bag pile at ATC when she yanked a Wildcard bag from the middle of the pile with such conviction--
I gave in.

It turned out to be a pretty good deal. This illustrated Edith Hamilton volume is 1 of 19 Fully Booked gave away this year. We also got two interesting business bestsellers, a Newberry award winner that S says is really good, and a Neil Gaiman pocketbook. Oh, and a steel bookmark too.

Lucky us. Lucky S.

Quiet, by Susan Cain

Introvert and high self-monitor here. Very consoling. Helps  recalibrate self in places that privilege extroversion. Good first read of the year.

Paired with: Whittaker's Single Origin Samoan Cacao: Extra Dark Chocolate from the family's holiday gift stash. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Marking time

Students advised - 1
Dues collected - 1
RPDR episodes watched - 5
Meetings attended - 1

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Marking time

Abstracts begun: 1
Books-in-progress planned: 2
Advanced reader copy reviewed: almost all of 1
Sick child cared for: 1
Meals cooked: 2
Naps taken: 1
Books of Caroline Hau read: 2
Loads of laundry done: 2

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Books for breakfast: Anna Felicia Sanchez' How to Pacify a Distraught Infant. UP Press, 2017.

Unsettling in its depiction of Filipino middle class suburbia, and the women and children trapped within. Reporting on my favorite stories in the next few days.