This is a week of loose end-tie-ups and I assure you, there are MANY!
First things first. House closing happens today at 3pm. Please say a little prayer that it all goes well.
I also plan on completing my order for hand warmers, I'm almost done. Just some sew in of ends, take some photos, post and get paid.
I have a couple almost empty HABA (health and beauty aids-years of working for Osco made me do that) products that I look forward to using up so I can use some new ones. I'm trying to be really good about this, cause…I have a TON of this stuff. These are the things you notice when you have to move them.
I also plan to pay off one bill this week and hopefully have the last second one paid off by middle of the month. That will feel good!
I have 2 books that are near completion.
One is called Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Seriously, her name is Banana...it's right there on the cover of the book! Maybe she and Gwenyth Paltrow's daughter Apple should hang. :)
I liked the Kitchen story (the book is a collection of two short stories Kitchen and Moonlight Shadow). It's kind of a sad yet hopeful look at someone coming of age. It reminds me a little of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I don't know if it's just the size of the book (both only about 150 pages and very easy to carry around) or if it's more the subject matter which is similar but The Perks of Being a Wallflower seemed much darker to me. It could also be that both the books are pretty 'deep' (do you know what I'm talking about) like there is a complete double meaning but I'm so shallow (I don't mean this in a bad way) that I don't get the deeper meaning. Make sense?
The Moonlight Shadows story I haven't gotten really into, but I'm going to finish it cause I'm about 10 pages in and there are only another 30 so why not. I like the sense of completion.
I second book I'm almost done with is Second Chance by Jane Green.
This book had to grow on me. I started it MONTHS ago. But I have gotten into it. It's your basic chick lit — what else would you expect from the writer of Jemima J (which I loved!). I think I just didn't identify with or care for any of the characters in this one until I got into it a little more. It's about a group of old friends who come together after the death of one of the friends who used to run in this group.
If you are interested in reading either of these books, let me know within a week or so and I'll mail it to you, otherwise I'll put them on BookMooch.
Have you read anything recently? Anything worth sharing? I have a couple other books in the wings, but I'm always looking for suggestions and —as you can tell— I usually have 2-3 books going at once.
Ok, I think that's about all I got for now.
That's a lot though!
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