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WHAT I'M READING
BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE of course! My finished copy still hasn't shipped/arrived at my house yet, so I'm even more grateful I have my e-ARC. I managed to squeeze some reading time into my vacation time, but I've still got a little over half of the book to go.
Guys, I LOVE this book world so much. The characters and the effortless kind of magic is just...I have no words. This book is filling me with FEELS to bursting!
WHAT I'M WRITING
Nothing beyond a few lines here and there that pop into my head. I was on vacation!
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
I'm a big fan of taking breaks. Vacation was great for that, and it was also great for kind of letting ideas stew in my head. Also, since I was traveling for vacation, the new sights and sounds proved to be very inspirational. :)
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
I was in Italy! For those of you who follow me on instagram (akangaru) or Twitter (@kangaru), sorry for the massive pic-spam. There was so much beauty to share (and I wanted my location tags!). I returned to California on Saturday night, and I'm now back at work and trying not to drown under the weight of the things I have to do.
But for now, let me relive and share some of the Italian magic of the last 2.5 weeks. It was glorious!
VENICE and BURANO
MONTECATINI and PISA
We ate a lot of pasta and gelato. We saw incredible works of art - I mean, Michaelangelo's David is just breathtaking, while Bernini's David (the Sister's favorite & she calls it "Hot David") is indeed very hot (he's the statue in this last Rome pic set); we saw Da Vinci's The Last Supper with our own eyeballs!! We shopped - new shoes were acquired. We were steeped in history - ancient ruins and old cathedrals! We saw the plaster-cast remains of a dog that died in Pompeii and where Julius Caesar was assassinated and so many tombs and relics of saints. Oh and Venice? Straight up magical, ridiculously gorgeous - as were so many other places like medieval Assisi and Siena. Capri- I've never seen water so naturally blue (e.g. the Blue Grotto in the bottom row of that pic-set).
I might post a better recap of the trip at some point, but there was A LOT and I miss it already!
That aside, I can't believe it's already Halloween! I'm still deciding on a costume but may just end up recycling my casual cosplay Wonder Woman from Comic Con. What are you going to be?
What's up with you?