1. Gone are the days when I could spend hours curled up with a volume of Hugo, Balzac, or Dostoevsky. I just don't have the time, energy, or attention span for some of my favorites. I do have energy, if not time, for books that don't require as much attention: a bit of piffle, if you will. So I was intrigued when I saw Gone Girl popping up in numerous book reviews. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked. It's just the right balance of intriguing, thought provoking, and fun.
3. Henry is a walking machine. It's darling, really. He is also kind of sort of talking. This week he added "shhh" (shoe) and "ba" (ball) to his repertoire, and they aren't just random utterances I don't want to be one of those "my child has 103 words now and those words are..." parents, but the first words certainly are exciting!
4. Fall is finally here. Pumpkin everything is on my mind, though I have yet to pull out my measuring cups and bowls and turn on the oven to actually make something. Maybe this weekend?