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April 27, 2008

Snail's pace

Today was a bit ridiculous, in that I woke up, went to brunch, and then came home and had a nap. And after that I prepared a tea-party. The whole weekend similarly low-key, mellow and pleasant with flowers in bloom and brunch on the patio. Last night was just as crazy, as I stayed home to watch Michael Clayton, and what a movie that was. That so much was going on but so little had to be explained was a wonderful for lesson for this apprentice writer.

This weekend my Emily Perkins kick continued, as I read her first novel Leave Before You Go and absolutely loved it. I’m now reading her second book The New Girl, and as I can’t find her 1997 short story collection Not Her Real Name anywhere around here, I’ve ordered it used off the tinternet, because now I’m quite sure that I can’t live without it. I also read Pulpy and Midge by Jessica Westhead, whose receptionist didn’t even have a name but whose disdain at having to cover the desk during cake-occasions was truer than life.

3 thoughts on “Snail's pace”

  1. Rebecca Rosenblum says:

    I am looking forward to talking to you about *Michael Clayton*, a film that I also adored, though I am absolutely unable to articulate why. I think you can probably articulate it for me!

    Yours in continued synchronicity!
    RR

  2. metro mama says:

    I’m about 100 pages into Novel About My Wife. I’m really enjoying it!

  3. Kerry says:

    RR- It’s more deliberate that our previous synchronicities as I remembered quite well that you liked the film. I look forward to articulating then (and I will sit facing away from the street so I don’t get distracted).

    MM- I’m going to be rereading it this weekend. It’s a lot to get one’s head around!

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