Shiny Objects

Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and spontaneous trips.

Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and spontaneous trips.

I might be nuts but last week I booked my Southeast Asia trip. And I’m leaving in two and a half weeks. (Hey, to be fair, when I booked it, I had three and a half weeks so not totally last minute, right?) I’m going to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. I have wanted to go to Vietnam for several years and never made it happen . . . until now.

So it’s been a week on warp speed. How has your week been?

Oooh look at these shiny objects . . .

I’ve been reading . . . The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It took me a long time to even want to read this book. I wasn’t all that interested in cell division, cancer, and all that science-y stuff. But a friend of mine kept raving about it and I was intrigued by the personal story of Henrietta Lacks. And so far, it’s pretty good. As far as nonfiction goes, this is more of a narrative nonfiction piece. The story is what keeps me going. There are times I find the author dwelling on something more than necessary and making assumptions about how someone felt—a big pet peeve of mine with nonfiction books about other people. Having said all that, it’s a book I want to keep reading and can’t wait to read.

I’ve been watching . . . The Good Place. Since there’s no more Good Girls Revolt, I’m back to watching The Good Place. Of course, the season is over so now I might also start watching The Crown on Netflix. I’ve heard it’s good, and I always enjoy stories based on real historical events and people.

I’ve been listening to . . . ok, yes, I admit it . . . the La La Land soundtrack STILL. I might need an intervention.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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