"I read like sharks swim. If I stop for very long, I will die." -Bjorn
So, I was supposed to get my zombie on in Memphis tonight. Lacefield and I had big plans to haul ass westward, get splashed with fake blood, and happily lurch along Beale, loudly and ineloquently discussing BRAAAINS.
However. As all of the purchases I made in Chicago and didn't bother to record are now showing up and announcing that they do, in fact, exist whether or not I wrote them down, I have decided to stay home this weekend (and shove my wallet in the freezer to think about what it did). While I am disappointed that I don't get to stagger over and reunite with my old buddy Lindsey after a too-long hiatus, this isn't terrible news. Now that Memphis, dining out, going out, entertaining others at my home, and buying anything at all have all been knocked off the table, a quiet three day weekend yawns before me. And I am into it.
There are things that need doing. I still have to get caught up on laundry and (shamefully, yes) finish unpacking. I have a lot of ideas for reorganizing the shelves in my bathroom. I may get around to replacing a few light bulbs. Mostly, I'm going to devour what I can of a stack of unfinished books. The very thought is making my brain salivate (ew?), and I keep glancing at the clock, anxious to get home, pour an ice-cold blueberry-pom & tonic, and settle on the patio. On the menu:
- Dead Man's Walk, Larry McMurty (This is the first prequel to Lonesome Dove. Don't hate; it's a great series. Well-written, exciting, and occasionally very funny.)
- My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy, Nora Titone
- No-No Boy, John Okada
- The Madness of Mary Lincoln, James Emerson
- The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
- Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives, Brian L. Weiss
- Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Nathaniel Philbrick
- Old Souls: Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives , Tom Shroder