good morning, world

Busy weekend!

Look, I know it was busy, why is it so hard to remember what I did?

Well, among other things I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel with Mom and Dad, which was fun. I hardly ever get to do things like that with them. :)

I actually spent most of the rest of Sunday at the cinema cafe, writing, and I got a heartening 4700 words written–an entire chapter in this new project–over the course of the day. The book is at just under 21K, I’ve got all the major characters and most of the minors introduced, so now it’s on to the muddle in the middle. It’s been sent off to beta readers who will tell me if I’ve done anything totally unforgiveable and then I’ll, er, hopefully just get to charge on to the finish line. :)

Oh! I also stopped by the new location for SubCity, our local comic shop (and got the Hawkeye graphic novel :)). The new location looks great, lots of room and a lovely big huge wall of graphic novels–it’s terrific! So that was fun, too. :)

Saturday was a day with family and going to the farmer’s market (the very nice girl there to whom I brought Christmas candy and had not since seen was *effusive* in her praise of the candies, which was lovely of her ♥ :)) and going to the park and things. I watched a bit more Beauty and the Beast (Steve’s writeup of month two of our re-watch is here, I hain’t done mine yet), and…yeah, just a busy and pleasant weekend.

Oh, hey, this is maybe the neatest “books you should read” list I’ve ever seen. (It reminds me of a time in college when I’d ordered copies of Lloyd Alexander’s Beggar Queen trilogy from Waldenbooks (where obviously I shopped ALL THE TIME), and when I picked them up, the guy ringing me up said, “I ordered myself copies of these too, because you always have great taste in books.” That was pretty cool. :))