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Last year I bought a bag of these on a whim and then kept buying and devouring them until the grocery store stopped stocking them, a disappointing several WEEKS before Christmas. When I saw them back on the shelves last week, I bought four bags. I probably should've bought four more.
I haven't been reading as much as usual lately, but I did just rip through Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys this past weekend. While it wasn't as fantastic as The Scorpio Races, that one's going to be hard to match. It was at least as good as her werewolf series (Shiver, Linger, Forever). My only complaint was that she crammed in a few too many unlikely character names. I could buy the female protagonist being called Blue, but thought that psychics named Calla, Persephone, and Neeve were a bit much. Plus Blue's random coworker called Cialina. Save a few for the next series! Overall, though, it was an enjoyable and quick read.
During my pregnancy with Nico I listed to the Decemberists album Hazards of Love on repeat for weeks on end. This time, the baby's soundtrack seems to be the new Mumford & Sons album, Babel. It took a while to grow on me and while I still don't love it as immensely as Sigh No More, I have been playing it in the car as much as Nico will allow. I don't know that I have a favorite track, but this one's pretty great:
I discovered this weekend that a long "boyfriend tee" I bought at Target ages ago fits great right now over a long maternity tank and inexplicably makes me feel cute and skinny. The second part is absurd because (a) I'm not a skinny person and (b) BELLEH:
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