Sunday, May 20, 2007
book report: The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
I loved this book! It appealed to me on two levels - first as a science fiction concept, and second as a love story.
Henry is the time-traveler of the title, who jumps around unpredictably in the timestream, appearing in the future or the past at random. Clare is his wife, who he first meets when Clare is a child and Henry is an adult. Eventually Clare grows up and meets Henry in his "normal" place in time. They get married and begin trying to go through life with Henry's strange condition. Their marriage is challenged by Henry's inadvertant disappearances and their difficulty in conceiving a child due to Henry's condition.
I found the end of the book really sad. But the book was so good that I recommend it heartily despite the sadness. Now that I think about it, it's probably time to re-read this book.
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We're also starting to work on getting ready to move. We're going to sell our house at some point this summer and move into an apartment for the next year while I finish up school and find a job, so we'll be able to buy our next house that will be a little bigger. We're planning on probably having a baby in the next couple years and our current house is just a little too small. Or really, it's just not laid out optimally. We hope that by selling while the housing market is still hot, we'll put ourselves in a good position to buy in a couple years. But in the meantime, it means we've got to sort and clean out and pack and fix up the house and rent a storage unit and find an apartment and put the house on the market and gaaaaaaaaaaaah. I shouldn't look at it as one big task, I guess - it seems much more manageable if I break it down into single tasks like "clean out the filing cabinet".
Thank goodness for Freecycle, that's all I can say!
book report: Fatal Voyage
by Kathy Reichs
Another Temperance Brennan novel. This time, Tempe is part of an investigation of an airline crash with no survivors. The bodies are scattered all over a wooded area in the rural south. Temperance turns up a couple of odd clues that don't seem to match with the plane crash - some bones that are too old to be part of the crash scene, and a mysterious lodge in the woods that doesn't appear on any map.
The story is sort of unbelieveable, sure, but it's still entertaining and exciting. I'm amused by the reviews of this series that say, "But that could never happen!" (and yeah, I've said that about these books too)... because that's really not the point. It's fiction.
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Monday, May 07, 2007
happy nurse's day!
I read a lovely, lovely tribute to nurses on an infertility blog - please take a moment to read it because it will make you feel good.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
i has a job!
Now I just have to get through the rest of the quarter. First up: finish the next three weeks of clinical and get some free time back. On deck: write giant research paper.