Phew, it’s been a bit of a week! Not necessarily busy, just a bunch of different things going on. I’m switching over from hourly working an assistantship, which doesn’t mean much quite yet, but other graduate assistants are starting to arrive and it’s starting to feel like our lab is filling out again, which is happy-making. At the same time, I’m trying to squeeze in some volunteer time with Virginia Democrats while I have it, which means a bunch of phone calls and some voter registration for now. And I’m still trying to watch as much of the Olympics as possible, of course.
I’ve actually been feeling the urge to pick up books lately (which is a little new given the last few months), but now I’m faced with the tough choice of deciding just what I want to read. Now that we’re into August, Fall books are upon us and there’s so much coming out that I want to read everything. So what am I doing? Reading a classic and a book that came out earlier this year, of course. My library hold on Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn finally came in and I’m LOVING it so far. I can totally see why it’s so well-loved. And I’m just getting started with O Pioneers!, which is my book club pick for this month. I’m turning over a few buzzy Fall books to pick up next, though!