Slice of Life March 9th, 2013 #slice2013

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Today the dogs and I walked 5 miles at a local park.  But after dropping them off at home, I headed back out to the bookstore.

Despite the fact that my house is home to mountains (yes, plural) of books that I still want to read, I came home with more books.  I think this is one of the signs of being a member of the Nerdy Book Club. I went to the store to pick up a copy of Eleanor & Park after reading John Green’s review in the NYTimes this weekend.  I already had a copy from NetGalley, but I like having a physical copy.  Plus, I know it sounds like a book that will be popular with my students.

I browsed the bookstore for a while, as I can never just buy one thing there.  I spent some time looking at the Moleskine notebooks (I have an addiction) because I need a new notebook for a new project.  (See me justifying it there?)  Unfortunately, they did not have the limited edition Le Petit Prince notebook I was looking for.

Then I wandered over to the bestsellers and considered buying a few adult books.  But then I saw Admission and added it to the pile in my arms.  I am a Princeton glutton and I am fascinated by the college admissions process, so it was a no-brainer.

Next, I spent some time in the YA section.  Luckily, I own most of the books already.  I ended up grabbing a copy of Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) because I remembered a lot of my Nerdy friends recommending it.  And I did jot down a few titles to add to my classroom library later.  Some of those included Cory Doctorow’s Homeland and Lauren Oliver’s Requiem (Delirium series).  While there, I also managed to convince myself that I did not need a John Green TFIOS tshirt.

Ok, fine.  Maybe they just didn’t have my size.

All in all, I escaped from Barnes and Noble relatively cheaply.  I had a $20 gift card so it was a cheap trip.  Not too bad for this Nerdy Book Club member!

Oh, and Eleanor & Park is fabulous so far.

Colored Moleskines!

A few months ago (February?), I saw that Moleskine would be producing their softcover oilskin notebook with colorful covers. You could choose from 2 different shades of blue, green, and pink and I was thrilled. Moleskines are my notebook of choice for writing, and I am a sucker for a cool cover. In fact, I won’t write in notebooks without cool covers. Unfortunately, this was also true in college so I was forced to buy all kinds of pretty notebooks in order to encourage myself to take notes!

But back to Moleskines. The colored versions became available for preorder back in June and I immediately ordered the Moleskine Volant Notebook Ruled, Green Large: Set of 2. And a blue one.  In the smallest size.

I have been waiting patie……Heck, forget that. I am so impatiently waiting for them to be shipped! Apparently I have to wait until August 26th. But I check the order status EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I want my moleskines! I want to use one as my new writer’s notebook for the school year!

Patience, Sarah, Patience.*

*Hmm, that looks like a list of names from a Puritan family.

Moleskine Notebooks

I love Moleskine notebooks.  Love them.  Adore them.  I have a small collection of unused Moleskines sitting in my nightstand.  But I want more.  For some reason, I can not find the large, hardcover Moleskines anywhere around here.  But this is my dream store.  If only it wasn’t in Malaysia….

I am off to Barnes and Noble tomorrow to see if I can find a large/extra large hardcover Moleskine.

Are there any other Moleskine writers out there?

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