Thursday, January 5, 2012

back to real life.


Anticlimactic. All the sparkle and magic has been put away in the attic. The lawn has been denuded of lights. School books have reappeared. Suitcases have been put away. The flabby reckoning is here. The January calendar page is filling with appointments and classes. Clementines and a good book are helping to cushion the bump.

18 comments:

  1. I always feel a little let down after the holidays, but there is something to be said for normalcy too, and by all means a good book helps everything!

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  2. Nice to know I have company. I've been reading like crazy, but nothing to really report home about. I'm in the middle of Stardust by Neil Gaiman right now. Bit different than our movie night.

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  3. Sounds like you have a GOOd cushion. ;)

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  4. I just finished Miss Peregrine's and recommended it to friend who was coincidentally already halfway through. Hope you like it, too!

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  5. Jessica, I read Stardust after I saw the movie, and I have to say that it was a very rare instance when I liked the movie better than I liked the book.

    Mindy, I'm almost finished with it. It's been great.

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  6. I spotted that book on someone else's blog yesterday! Do you like the storyline? Clementines. Yeah! I laughed at your flabby reckoning remark...can relate...

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  7. It's okay to take a break -I just got done catching up on all your lovlies made in December -Ohhh, so beautiful and so perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Trying to learn better English by reading blogs. 'Cushion the bump'... sounds great. Have to keep that in mind.

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  9. Hetty, your English is MUCH MUCH better than my Dutch. I don't know how you manage to blog so comfortably in English. I bow to you!

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  10. How is the book? I've heard so many comments, about a 50:50 split on whether it's good (or not). I was gifted Game of Thrones for Xmas - about half way (it's a big one, 780 pages....). And then there's another 4 books after that!

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  11. kiwiGirl, I've really enjoyed it so far. Unless the ending really takes a dive, I'd recommend it. But I like weird. What is this Game Of Thrones? Seems like I've heard of that...

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  12. Hi Larissa, GoT is the book that was recently turned into a TV series by HBO. It's a medieval-based fantasy series, very good storylines (does pay to keep a open mind about some bits though). Still, the book is a cracker, I'd thoroughly recommend it if you like a dose of fantasy with extra helpings of political machination and intrigue - beats the Borgias or ancient Rome any day of the week.

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  13. Oh, I so loved that book! Have you read 'The Hunger Games!' It was the best book I never really wanted to read!!

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  14. My husband got that book for Christmas and I can't wait to read it! I was going to pick it for my book club read, but the wait was too long at the library!! Happy New Year!

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  15. KiwiGirl, thanks for the summary. I'm officially intrigued.

    Dawn, yes. BEST BOOK. The trilogy was one of those series that I stayed up all night to read.

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  16. Truly, I am laughing out loud with your post! All is calm in my house, all put away as you said, but most of all, I left the grocery with a bag of Clementines and the book "Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children".

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  17. Selga_jo, no way! that is too funny. Well, I hope you enjoy your prescription as much as I'm enjoying mine.

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  18. My daughter got that book for Christmas. She's reading it now but I'm next. Can't wait until she's finished.

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