Hello everyone! This week has been eventful to say the least. Earlier this week, we had what has been dubbed “Quakepocalypse 2011” – an earthquake in Washington, DC! That was unexpected to say the last. I was in my condo, working at my home office at the time, and I’ll admit when I felt those first rumblings, I immediately thought the Pentagon (which is across the street) had been attacked. After a few seconds, though, I realized what was happening and went and stood in a doorway until everything had passed. I also posted a couple of pictures of some of the devastation (ha!) in my office/book room from the quake.
Then, just when we were recovered from the quake (emotionally – there wasn’t much physical damage, thankfully, but I know it brought 9/11 to mind for a lot of people), news of hurricane Irene started coming through. My sister, who lives in New York, actually fled the city because of power outage concerns and came down to stay for the weekend. Luckily, neither DC nor New York were hit badly, though we are definitely thinking of those in North Carolina who were.
I had a much better reading week this week than I have had lately, which was nice. The book that I read that really stands out to me is Dominance by Will Lavender – I can honestly say it is one of the most gripping and interesting books I’ve read in recent memory. I’m currently almost finished with The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi-Adler Olsen, and it’s very good (but twisted) and deserves the hype around it.
Today, I’m planning on enjoying my day with my sister (she’ll likely leave tomorrow). I’m looking forward to the next week and Labor Day weekend, as we have some plans, but I think I’ll have a lot of time to read and catch up on blogging, which I’m very excited about. I hope everyone else is having a great Sunday!