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Left to My Own Devices, I'd Do Nothing But Watch Bad '80s Movies and Read Dickens

For some reason, Tuesday feels rough this week. But I guarantee this will make you feel better (unless you're a heartless monster):

Every time I hear this song, I grin like an idiot and sway while lip synching, for only I and the dulcet strains of celestial music from the ever-acclaimed (by me) film Mannequin exist. Yeah, I'm at work, but they can deal.

The Night Circus finally came in at the library, and I read the introduction expecting, I dunno, whirling sparklers to leap out of the pages and do a dance, because OMG people love this book and that's obviously the only explanation I could think of. The first few pages are interesting, and I'm expecting it to get better. SO HIGH MY EXPECTATIONS ARE. We shall see how it goes.

Let's do a new thing called What Did Alice Add to Her To-Read Pile This Week?

  • The Discovery of France, Graham Robb - I saw a real-person review (shh, it's a thing) of this and it looked good. Plus despite French lit being half my major, I know shit all about French history. "Oops" indeed. Apparently it's a geographical history of France. I suck at geography more than maybe any other subject, but let's do it anyway!
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green - Because this has been labeled a gay dude book, I've stayed away from it. I have nothing against gay dudes. I hope they're very happy. But I have literally ZERO interest in reading about their exploits. However, I recently read an article about this that made it sound like, y'know, not just a gay teen coming to terms with his sexuality. So I will now read it because everyone seems to love it.
Oh, and like two weeks ago I added Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness because Emily at As the Crowe Flies (And Reads) recommended it, EVEN THOUGH I'm not into African lit. Look at you all expanding my reading horizons.


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