Lunch Break Interlude

Today has not been the most productive of days. I’ve gotten a decent amount of work done in the office, but I’m just not motivated. In hopes of motivating myself I thought I’d take a few minutes to share a neat photo found online and my two newest book additions and neat finds on my random Tuesday off this week.

I randomly stumbled across this rather ingenious photo on a 404 missing page at Scribd. It really does sum up what I feel like when I’m trying to find my next book to read unless something serendipitously comes along and suggests what I should read next.  For example, I am currently reading Madame Bovary as I missed a trivia question about the story and then realized French literature is woefully lacking in my life (I believe I’ve only ever read Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo and that was in High School)!

The second photo I took of the random things I bought while driving my sister up to Keene, NH for grad school (so it wasn’t that random, but of all days to take off in a week Tuesday really turned me around).  There was a Borders still open so I went in to see if the sales were any better than those Boston had when they closed all our stores.  The sales were minutely better (but the staff if-possible even more rude) and I splurged and bought a copy of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, which I’ve read before and heard him speak and loved it (and him), and a combined A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for $11.00 total (saving like $36.00 or so. I also went to Target and bought some deodorant (I wouldn’t share this generally, but it was a double pack for $3.99 and a regular stick is $4.56 on its own!) and two neat Moleskine notebooks for $3 and a Green whiteboard/corkboard for my cubicle for $5.00.

And a final picture of my lovely corkboard hanging up in the office:

Also, last week I got my copies of The English Patient, Waiting for Snow in Havana, and Fun Home in preparation for the Boston Book Festival!  I’m very excited to re-read Fun Home and even more excited to finally read the first two which have been on my book list for over three years!

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3 thoughts on “Lunch Break Interlude

  1. I almost bought that Dickens when I was at Borders last week. But I never like having more than one book in a book – unless they’re short stories. And I LOVE Moleskine notebooks!!

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    • I know what you mean about more than one book in a book. I only have a few (His Dark Materials and Chronicles of Narnia) but this one I thought was so pretty!

      Moleskine are the best! I’ve got a few smaller thick ones full of random stuff and I’ve been filling a larger one for the past year. Those were just too neat to pass up, they’re great for grocery lists and comparing my savings.

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  2. Pingback: Book 46: A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens | The Oddness of Moving Things

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