1. I added three bags of trash to my KonMari purge this weekend. Clothes, books, and papers were more straightforward, but I've really hit a snag in komono--I have so much random junk, it's hard to separate into clear categories. So far, I've gotten through linens, CDs/DVDs, and old school binders (which probably fits in papers or sentimental items, but whatever). I had saved an entire binder of college admissions information, applications, records, and acceptance/rejection letters. Reminds me how organized I can get.
2. Jean Kwok, who wrote Girl in Translation, started following me on Twitter, and now I'm too nervous to write a review of her book. I mean, I liked it, but I feel like I can't criticize it because what if she reads it? The flip side of bloggers (and everyone) having closer access to authors...(Ms. Kwok, if you're reading this, I really did like your book. I promise. I would even read the next one.)
3. I also got to cross Girl in Translation off my ever-expanding TBR list. I have almost 500 on the list, which includes some books I've crossed off, but still.
4. I finished Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? which I didn't like as much as I wanted to, but the title is still awesome and it's a fascinating insight both into growing up in a British industrial town in the late twentieth century and growing up with a cartoonishly difficult parent. Maybe I should have read Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit first.