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What, do YOU finish books?

Oh my, what's been happening. Well. I have been acting as a reader of all books, finisher of none, which comes as a surprise to precisely nobody.

I wrote a thing for Book Riot! And I'm going to NYC again, where I shall visit the delightful Jeff from Other Press, first mentioned in that post where I questioned Donna Tartt; Meghan from Little, Brown, whom I met at BEA last year and then talked with into the wee smalls; Blair from Quirk, whom I also met at BEA and have since closed down a Chicago bar with; and Alley, whom you all know and love and her blog is right here.

While I'm sad not to see Amanda from Book Riot and Emily from As the Crowe Flies (and Reads), BEA will be in Chicago next year! And I live in Chicago! That is THE most convenient. Unlike this year, when it's in NYC again and I am going to California instead because I am turning THIRTY, and while age 25, aka Golden Birthday, was spent seeing the home of my high school beard, John Adams, age 30 is going to be me seeing the filming sites of Vertigo, aka one of the best movies of all time ever.

But for serious, I love John Adams

Among the books I've not been finishing are Thérèse Raquin and Crocodile on the Sandbank, which is the first Amelia Peabody book, and I am enjoying it muchly. Obviously Villette is thrown in there, and then one of my book groups is reading How Jesus Became God, which involved THE BEST discussion last night, as I got tipsy off a smidgen of wine and became fairly belligerent. "EXPLAIN YOUR FEELINGS ON THE TRINITY, SIR."

Oh, and I of course bought tickets for Meghan Trainor's second tour in July and I am MEETING HER so let's all assume I'm passing out as soon as she walks up.

The video for her new single's out, and it's rather more horrifying than the song, which I love despite everything. It's basically a rehash of Runaround Sue, and it's so, so, so catchy. Yes it's very heteronormative and we can talk about that but at least she's trying to say "Look, I have certain standards by which I expect to be treated," and that's better than talking about how you can't live without someone, or how you want to live in a state of enmeshment with them, which is what a lot of popular music is putting out there.

Also she looks really pretty I'm just saying ok the end.


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