+ The Moveable Type Truck made a stop in town two Fridays ago for just a couple of hours. My sister and I hustled down there to meet Kyle on the tail end of her ten month tour of the U.S. We were lucky to catch her on one of her last few stops before heading back to Portland, home of her letterpress studio. I was happy to pull this print to add to my collection:
She had lots of cool cards for sale in the truck (this one was my favorite, of course) but I was short on cash, too set on trying to get down there while she still had the truck doors open. Will have to do a little letterpress damage in her Etsy shop one of these days.
+ Have you seen The Killing? What an addictive show. My sister told me about it on Friday and I’ve used it as an excuse to barely leave the couch today.
+ Tulips really are my favorites. I love them in all of their stages: their shape when they’re closed tight. Their colors when they’re opening, the contrast of the centers and the petals. When the petals start to curl and become frilly on the edges. And even when they’re falling apart, when the striated colors become even more obvious, the petals increasingly translucent. Having not one but two bouquets at my house this week, both with beautiful tulips (and lilies, and bells of Ireland, and those cool coral berries) has been a real gift.
+ Still haven’t gotten around to reading The Hunger Games – was hoping to see the movie in the theaters, but it might not be in the cards – but I have read some interesting books lately. Susan Orleans’ Rin Tin Tin was interesting but a bit too…dragged out. Should have been about 75 pages shorter. Room, on the other hand, kept my attention from start to finish. So many instances in which authorial intrusion was a risk, and yet it never felt heavy handed. I was impressed, as both a reader and a writer. Now I’m reading and liking The Hare with Amber Eyes, thus far a surprising and interesting familial tale across borders and generations. More non-fiction. Aaaand… I should probably admit that I’ve been powering through the Sookie Stackhouse books over the past few months. I squeeze one in between “real” reading, finishing most of them in a day or two. Such a guilty pleasure, everything Sookie.
+ One more exciting announcement: I’m going to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Sweden in June! A school trip needed a chaperone so I’m getting hooked up in a serious way. Now that some of the other big questions in my life are getting answered, I’m finally thinking about this trip, prepping and getting excited to hop on a plane again. I have a feeling that it will be the fun, more relaxing trip I’ve been needing for a while.
What’s going on with you recently? Reading anything good? Any travel on the horizon?