I'm leeee-aaa-ving on a jet plane (don't know when I'll be back again) tomorrow. I'm flying solo for the first time since Sam was born, and god help me, I'm giddy with anticipation. Four hours of uninterrupted reading time. Don't pinch me. Well, okay, maybe pinch me a little. You know how I like it.
I've got a stack of great books to bring with me, which almost makes up for the crushing cultural disappointment I experienced earlier this evening when 9:30 pm rolled around and I realized that I had somehow managed to MISS THE FINAL EPISODE OF AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. This is unprecedented. In all eight
So I'm declaring an internet-wide blackout on all news pertaining to the conclusion of this season, until I catch the episode on a lesser network, after which we can dish to our heart's delight.
I'm serious. I don't want to hear anything. If you start talking to me about America's Next Top Model, this will be me --> LALALALALALALALALALALALA!
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
EDITED TO ADD: I would have posted what books I was planning to read on the plane, but I didn't know for sure till fifteen minutes before I left for the airport. I ended up bringing four books with me, and then I panicked at the airport and bought one more. Because what if I run out of books?!?! (Even though my trip is only four days long.)
Here's what I brought, along with a status report:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver - finishedI'm a little anxious because you'll note that I only have three books and a bit left on my pile. Should I have packed more? They have bookstores here in Ottawa, don't they?
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris - half read
Einstein's Monsters by Martin Amis - to be read
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje - to be read
After Dark by Haruki Murakami - to be read