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I have been so busy these past couple days!  I feel like I’m already beginning to neglect my blog.  In in the middle of reading The Art of Racing in the Rain and I’m absolutely loving it.  Expect a review either later today or tomorrow.  The book is difficult to put down because I am dying to know how it is going to end – but at the same time, I have to take breaks every now and then because I get so sad/mad/frustrated at what is happening to the characters that I’ve already grown to love.  More on this in the future …

This weekend, in celebration of my birthday which was last week (August 16), my parents took me up to the city (San Francisco) to see Wicked.  It was absolutely delightful.  I haven’t been to a musical in a while and I forgot how much fun they can be.  The show was funny, the music was delightful, the stage was beautiful and the special effects were phenomenal.  The story was extremely enjoyable: an interesting take on the classical story of Dorothy and Oz.  I have the book, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet – seeing the musical definitely makes me want to dig in sooner than later.  I’m sure that many of you have already read it or other books by Gregory Maguire – any insights on the book you’d like to share?  My sister read it, but didn’t have much to say afterward (extremely disappointing!) so I’m looking for some thoughts on the book before I get around to reading it myself.

In other news … I have also added a lot of new blogs to my google reader (it’s taking up a lot of time, but I’ve found it to be an enjoyable way of passing the time at work).  You all have such amazing insight and are reading such a diverse selection of books that I can’t help myself.  I’m going to be spending some time reading your blogs: getting some tips, ideas, ect so look out or my comments of awe and apreciation.  As I was reading, I was wondering, when a new reader comes along, do you like him/her to just start commenting on your posts, or do you like him/her to make an introduction in a comment first so you know who this person is and can check out his/her blog?  Personally, I have no idea what I prefer.  I like the idea of an introduction so I can know who is reading my blog – sometimes I wonder if anyone is reading this! – but I appreciate comments no matter what.  Do you even think about these things dear reader?  I find myself obsessing over them lately and constantly checking my blog for comments or some sort of life.  Maybe I’m just losing my mind?

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