A diversion.

Things are heating up around here. No, not the weather. It’s the American northeast, so we’re finally getting some cooler weather, which is an absolute delight to me.

So what is heating up? My grading pen, for one thing. Papers having been swarming in at an alarming rate and I curse the person who assigned all this homework.

Oh yeah. That was me. I’m a fool, aren’t I?

I can’t take it anymore! I’m going over the wall!

I’ve also been doing my own homework for my second course in my paralegal program. I wrote my first brief for my Litigation class and this coming week, I have to “file” a complaint for a lawsuit that I’ve invented. I’m going with negligence for moldy carpets or false imprisonment due to mistaken identity. Which would you choose?

Writing, however, has been slow. Oh, the ideas swirl and essays even get outlined and researched, but nothing has been completed. I’m working on it, though. I’m slow, but I’m stubborn.

In the meantime, I’m going to borrow an idea. I was reading through my blog list last week and came to a post by Robert on 101 Books called 20 Questions: Round 2. He asks his readers 20 questions, mostly regarding books, but also about some miscellaneous things. He’s done this before but this time, he first answered his own questions and then invites readers to give their own answers in comments.

For some reason, I always enjoy these sorts of games. I always end up learning something about myself – something small but still unexpected. As I was writing my comment, I realized it was getting quite…well, unwieldy.

And so, I decided to answer the questions on my own blog, where it’s my party and I can be unwieldy if I want to!

Without further ado, I present the Q&A. Continue reading

If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

While I’m finishing a longer post that’s coming down the pike in a couple of days, let me leave you with some images from the impromptu road trip that Buzz and I are on to celebrate the end (finally!) of my summer semester. We’re in Providence, Rhode Island for a few days, and today we made a pilgrimage to a certain establishment in Boston that we discovered a couple of years ago: Brattle Book Shop.

Not exactly organized but of course, the hunt is half the fun.

We first found it while on a New England cruise that made a stop in Boston. Since I’d been to the city many times, and because we both despise guided tours, we separated ourselves from the hoards of cruise ship passengers as soon as we could. We started wandering through the back streets looking for interesting shops and a good pub.

What we found was Book Nirvana.

The outdoor lot is filled with books that cost either $1, $3, or $5. The shelves, however, are not stocked with endless volumes of pulp fiction or Reader’s Digest condensed versions of Heidi. There is a huge variety of books, with hidden gems on each shelf depending on what kind of reading you are looking for. Whatever you are looking for, you are almost guaranteed to find it. Possibly for only $1. Continue reading