Quiet Cocooning

In Chicago, there comes a time, in the precious two weeks from the middle of May to the beginning of June–that tiny window of true spring, where it isn’t bitterly cold or humid, sweaty, and hot.

I love this time of year.

Where am I?


Cartoon Network just gets me.

I’ll be on and off this blog for a while. Final exams are coming. I’m getting reading to map out one of the most challenging revisions I will have done. I’ve already announced a Twitter hiatus because, well, it was destroying any shred of productivity I had, and with all the RT convention and BEA buzz going on…well, I decided to just step back a little.

I just read this beautiful, heartbreaking book yesterday, called Code Name Verity. I know it’s been out for a long time, and I *just* got around to reading it, but it was every bit as gutting as everyone said it would be. And I fell in love. It was a story of a girl held captive by the Gestapo, as she scrawls out her written confession that is about her and her best friend–the one she left the night the plane with both of them crashed in enemy territory. It is a story of torture and war and friendship and love–not just the family or romantic love, but the love you feel for your best friend.

And I reread Princess Academy, one of my favorite childhood books. It was every bit as lovely as I remembered it. The books were both beautiful. And inspirational.

Now…How about a song for the week? I’ve been listening to this nonstop–got it from the 2013 Romeo and Juliet trailer (which, by the way, we’re reading in class 🙂 )

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