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I was told it would be sunny today but there is a pall of cloud hanging over the city. Not happy.
So far on this happy Caturday I have had two cups of chai, one cup of lemon tea, one cup of coffee and two slices of leftover pizza. In my defence I have been eating salad and green tea all week, the boy is snoring his head off and our cafe breakfast is hours away. I have bashed out more than a thousand words for my WIP (current word count 15, 689), researched mortality statistics and admired next door's fat grey tabby. The mortality statistics are for my WIP. The tabby is just cute.
Once I've finished this post I'm going to curl up on the couch with ... (drumroll please)
It's here! It's here! There's the book, there's the couch. All this picture needs now is me!
From BookMooch I received How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. From eBay I scored Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park, which is probably my favourite Australian YA book. For review I got My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent. Thanks Harlequin Teen for sending all the way from the US!
From the library I picked up Genesis by Bernard Beckett and Arrival (Strangers of Paragor Book One) by Charlotte McConaghy. Charlotte is Australian and younger than me, resulting in equal parts awe and jealousy.
Later today I plan to soak in the bath, dye my hair (my mousy roots have begun to appear! Exterminate!) and paint my nails my favourite shade which looks something like this. Not quite red and not quite orange. The bottle says "coral", but that evokes the Golden Girls and blue rinses. Yuck. At approximately midnight tonight I will be found on Chapel Street in my most fabulous little black dress, club-hopping. I'm going out bare-legged for the first time since May, pall be damned.
I leave you with An Engineer's Guide to Cats. I want to marry this man!