It’s been such a busy year for all three of us–as you’ve probably noticed, we haven’t been around as much lately, but I’m literally thinking about you guys every single day. I thought it’d be fun to start posting occasional photos that we put on Instagram, since it seems like a nice way to stay connected even when we’re absent.
I’ve been listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks, since they’re among the few things I seem to be able to concentrate on lately. Here’s the potions set from the Chamber of Secrets press junket from my old job, plus some Harry-inspired liquid lipsticks that both Layla and I love. View Spoiler » My favorites are Lovegood, Raven Claw, Nymphadora, and I also have Ginny and Hermione; please be aware, however, that the names have changed since I bought them earlier this year. If you ever want to talk about lipstick, by the way, Layla and I could talk about this subject for hours. Our text conversations consist of: books, lipsticks, cats. « Hide Spoiler
These are also some of the books that arrived last month, plus a great mug I received as a present when I went to the GoodReads headquarters in San Francisco. I’ll be writing about that more in depth down the road, but one of the biggest highlights of my trip was finally meeting Steph Sinclair! If you felt an abundance of snark from the west coast that weekend, it’s because she and I were in the same place.
Here she is wearing the sorting hat, full of mischief as usual. All the rooms at GoodReads are decorated in different book themes, which was very cool–so basically, we had meetings at Hogwarts that day. *buffs nails*
I also went to Nevada last month for the RiSE Lantern Festival, which took place in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The experience of watching thousands of dreams light up the sky was an impossibly moving and beautiful experience. We also ate our way around Vegas, of course! And I took a photo of A Thousand Nights in the desert at sunset, because how often is that going to happen.
Layla‘s been working diligently on her thesis, but she does have a faithful helper in her adorable kitty Hopkins…and she went to Eno State Park one weekend as well. Look at all that lovely greenery!
Kim is knee-deep in library school (where she’s doing so well! As if there was any doubt), but she did post this #tbt to the time to visited me here in LA and we went on a field trip to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There was much science-ing that day, you can see Kim is very pleased.
Let’s see, what else? I posted a couple of Instagram-only giveaways for Halloween, which I enjoyed doing because I picked winners purely on whim. It’s nice to be able to share books with appreciative readers, especially creeeeeepy ones.
As the weather cools down, I’ve also been drinking lots of coffee and tea. Bring me allllll the cozy drinks and food.
So what have you been up to lately? Have you had a busy fall as well?
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