So. What’s up? First of all, the annoying bit of the technology called the fitbit was less annoying than usual today.
Today was a day when I had to run some errands and damned if I didn’t walk 3 miles, just shopping. I hit Lowe’s twice, looking for a lamp with a swivel-arm so I can read more easily in bed. Got it! It even came with a shade!
Gotta say, I wish it weren’t so heavy and masculine but it was cheap plus the only swivel-arm I found so, okay, it’s mine.
Then I went to Half Price Books and scored an amazing find. Amazing. While I was accomplishing “decluttering” by selling them a box of books, I went looking at science fiction and discovered a first edition hardcover with dust jacket of Ursula K Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. I’ve been looking for a banned book to read next week. Guess I found one.
Mind you, I now I have to order the one I just linked to, because no way am I going to carry around a first edition and mess it up. Plus, I believe in buying new books when they are still available so that the author gets paid. If I were starving it would be different, but I believe in artists getting paid for their work so if something is still available new, I’m not going looking to buy it used. That’s just me.
Then I went to Whole Foods Market and did a lot of wandering back and forth because it’s a location I rarely shop at, and I couldn’t find the stuff I usually get. I bought a sugar pumpkin. What is that, you ask? I dunno. A pie pumpkin. I am going to stuff it with something tasty and bake it. Any suggestions? I’ve never tried this before.
So by the time I got home I was over 2.5 miles, and now I’m over 3 miles.
Also, right now you have excellent odds of winning the $20 Amazon gift certificate I’m giving to some lucky reviewer here! In fact, you will always have excellent odds because it’s not like fifty people are suddenly going to run read and review, so what are you waiting for?
And because I’m in a mood to be generous, I’m also selling La Desperada at the same price if you buy it at Book View Cafe and use this discount code: OCT2012LD
Have a great weekend! And while you’re at it, find a banned book to read. Because Sunday is the beginning of Banned Books Week!
Tonight’s step-count, 7087 and I haven’t cleaned the kitchen. I have yet to hit 10,000, but hey, one of these days…