Thursday, February 15, 2007

Things I Currently Love v.4

• This week I got my hands on some advance reading copies of new novels that have been on my radar. It has been good timing - the deeper I get into my research and writing of a thesis chapter, the more I need to have my mind be elsewhere before turning in. Steven wrote this week that he can't read in bed. My comment to his post was bordering on incredulous - I do most of my reading lying down. Granted, I have perpetually raging insomnia, but literally curling up with a good book and a warm duvet and being horizontal with nothing else to do afterwards but sleep? Love.

• I spent the evening a little while ago in the most wonderful bar I've been to in years. Firevault is a fireplace showroom...and a bar. Warm, flickering flames dancing around the entire room with a fabulous wine list and the best cosmopolitan I've ever sampled. Let me reiterate. Sinking into a couch next to a fireplace on a winter night with a delicious cocktail. Love.

• Rather out of the blue, I am suddenly off to Cairo for a few days next month. The pyramids, the Sphinx, the Nile, the Khan el-Khalil and me in the same place. Love.

2 comments:

Steven W. Beattie said...

How do you hold the book so that your arms don't get tired?

Sarah said...

I was conscious of how I was lying last night. So yes, now I'm thinking about you in bed. My arm isn't actually in the air - it is lying along the bed with the rest of me. Just my hand is holding it open, so I'm looking at the book sideways, if that makes sense. The book is never actually above me. Granted, if I was reading Infinite Jest this system wouldn't work.