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Something Sunday: Good Things That Have Happened

I am all for listing things that are good in what is so increasingly becoming The Darkest Timeline that we should all have goatees by now.

Fortunately, Jenny at Reading the End has started "Something Sundays" where we can list happy/good/whatever things that are keeping us going. Lots of lovely things happened today, and here they are:

1. My girlfriend made breakfast before she got on a plane to Canada. Breakfast was extremely good, and now I can say I have a girlfriend in Canada.

2. The Frances Willard House began its renewed "Views" series with a talk by Joan Marie Johnson on her book Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967 (published by UNC Press), and the talk not only sold out -- there was a WAITING list. I smiled muchly.

3. In keeping with the women's history theme, I have become increasingly delighted that my books are becoming more and more collectiony. By which I mean the books I own have never been very "on a theme," and I love a theme so very very much that this was a great disappointment to me. But not enough to force myself into doing something different.

BUT. Thank God, I became interested in 19th century American women's history, and not only did I get a brand new bookcase for my brand new apartment this past week, but it now has 2/5 of its shelves dedicated to my women's history books, and they make me so happy.

The bookcase is Target's 5 shelf Loring in walnut, and I love it very much. It's only $100 and is currently holding appx 150 of my books.

Oh! And then I came back from the Frances Willard House event and watched a documentary on ancient mammals while texting the aforementioned Jenny. Lots and lots of terrible things have happened this past week, but lots of big and small great things have happened too (ex: all the squirrels are getting very fat now and therefore extra cute).

Please share good things if you feel like it. And also admire my women's history book collection please (it's so great).


  1. Your women's history book collection is WONDROUS. I too like the idea of my bookshelves being collectiony, which is why I really am trying to read all the ones I haven't read and then get rid of them if I don't want to keep them. SOMEDAY ALICE.

  2. That is a wonderful lady book shelf.


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