26 January 2012

I'm reading - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

I had never heard of Ann Patchett until the news broke that she was opening a bookstore in Nashville, after the city lost two of it's biggest booksellers. Shortly after, State of Wonder popped up on one of the 10 best lists that I follow. Coincidence? Maybe, but I took it as a sign. And what luck. State of Wonder is a wonderfully written tale of pharmacologist who steps way, way outside of her comfort zone in an effort to comfort the wife of a missing colleague who doesn't believe that her husband is dead. Sometimes it pays to read a book that outside your own reading zone.

01 January 2012

Happy New Year!!

Farewell 2011. Welcome 2012! And I'm off to a very unproductive start. The flip side of that is I'm calm and relaxed, if feeling a bit guilty. I spent the day all comfy in my sweats and had a movie marathon and a rather eclectic mix it turned out to be. First up, an indulgence in the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice followed by Evita, Moulin Rouge, and Sliding Doors.

This year will be a period of transition and renewal as I continue to try and figure out what exactly it is that I want to do with my life. You'd think I would have figured it out by now, but I'm feeling strangely unsettled. What will the new year bring?