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Thunder storms and flash flood warnings are the weather report of the day. I wish it would rain where I live. It seems to be falling all around us, but not in my town. Not that the rain will help keep water restrictions at bay any longer. The most recent "joke" (or it would be if it weren't actually happening) is how people are being fined by the city for having browning grass in their yards while at the same time being fined by the water company for watering lawns as usual. Hopefully someone will get that ironed out soon.
On another note, someone dropped a box of puppies off at a coworker's house this weekend, and she is frantically looking for homes for them. She brought them to work yesterday in hopes some of us would find it in our hearts to bring them home. She knows my situation, about how my dog passed away last year and how I go back and forth about wanting another one. She
As much as I wanted to, I did not bring her home. As much as I miss having a dog in the house and as cute as that puppy was, the timing is not right. One of my other coworkers argued that the timing is never right to take in a puppy--you just have to do it. And I would. If I wasn't working long hours, if I was home more, if I didn't have a husband who doesn't like dogs, if my daughter was a little older, and if I was not already having to spread my attention between two cats who I already feel get the short end of the attention stick. You get the idea. I am hoping all those adorable puppies find homes--and from the sounds of it, they will--because it will make me feel better about saying no.
Enough about the weather and dogs, and onto ghosts! I began reading Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo recently and am quite taken with the novel. The novel is set in colonial Malaya, with one foot in the afterlife, and I'm loving it so far. I mean really loving it. I hope it continues to be this good.
What are you reading at the moment? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
The opening paragraphs from Ghost Bride by Yangszee Choo:Would you continue reading?
One evening, my father asked me whether I would like to become a ghost bride. Asked is perhaps not the right word. We were in his study. I was leafing through a newspaper, my father lying on his rattan daybed. It was very hot and still. The oil lamp was lit and moths fluttered through the humid air in lazy swirls.
"What did you say?"
Mouse with my copy of Further Out Than You Thought by Michaela Carter
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