I’ve mentioned before that Wednesday afternoons are basically my weekends, and today, despite the rain, was positively the most ideal one. Quick and painless errands, a long browse in a used bookstore, perusing some Carol Ann Duffy books to pick a poem to share with my Gender Studies class (a bit of work, but certainly the most fun), homemade Thai chicken pizza (seriously, I could bathe in my peanut sauce, it’s that good), and a couple of Pen’s elderflower old-fashioneds to go with a few episodes of The West Wing. Bliss.
Bookstore haul (with a random discount because it was raining and I think the cashier was bored without any other customers):
- Lillian Faderman’s Chloe Plus Olympia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
- Muriel Rukeyser’s book of poems The Gates
- May Sarton’s novel Joanna and Ulysses (with the cutest illustrations of Greece and donkeys and strong female artist protagonists, etc)
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese in a gorgeous Peter Pauper Press edition (my third copy, but I do adore the collection so)