JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Day one ...

... of the long weekend (Monday is Victoria Day) and, so far, not a drop of the promised showers/thundershowers that were supposed to start yesterday afternoon and end our little heat wave. 'twas hot and muggy (for Calgary) and there were dark clouds in the sky yesterday when I left work, but the ground is still bone dry. Today is much cooler (hurrah for being able to open the windows in daytime!) and overcast, but that pearl gray sky isn't going to drop much moisture ... I'm hoping that there are big black thunderheads forming in the west (outside of my field of vision as my apartment faces east) because we REALLY need the rain.

Stayed up until 2:00 a.m., unable to put down Burned Alive until I'd finished it. One of those books that whallops your brain with a sledgehammer and rearranges your entire perspective ... one needs these reminders that, for all that we complain because we don't have perfect gender equality in the western world, we haven't a clue what REAL inequality is. Truly chilling stuff.

This morning, over orange juice and apple spice sausage, meandered through Luc and François Schuiten's The Hollow Grounds ... an odd and fascinating little trilogy of beautifully illustrated tales.

Now ***surveys to-read pile*** ... who's next ...?
Tags: reading

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