Guess what?!? It is December 1st and it is also Ann Arbor's first snowfall!!! It feels magical! I pulled out my boots and my huge scarf that's so bulky it resembles a neck brace. December came so fast this year. I've been having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit...not this morning! It is such a pretty snow! Such big flakes. I feel like I'm in a snow globe. It's official. I feel Christmasy.
Another reason I love the holidays is all the time I get to read! BUT, I've been disappointed with my last few reads. I couldn't stand Up In The Air. Couldn't stand it. I almost didn't finish. Never Let Me Go was a great book, but made me feel a bit creepy. Curious Incident, was fascinating...but again...didn't love it. I'm almost done with Olive Kitteridge and whenever I finish reading, I always feel a bit down. It's definitely not an upper. That said, each book received tons of praise and accolades, so I've come to the conclusion that it's just me. :)
Because of that conclusion, I've decided to try branching out. I now have Jeffery Sachs' End of Poverty on my nightstand as well as What is the What by Dave Eggers. I'm a couple chapters into both and am already intrigued. I realize this means that I am now currently reading three books....but for some reason, that's just the way I've always worked. I like to keep my options open. You never know what you'll be in the mood for. Right?
Speaking of Jeffery Sachs, he was here on Monday. Quite the inspiring speaker. I also got to design the poster for his event...which made me feel like we were buds in some weird way.