I’m exhausted. I just got back from Austin a couple of hours ago (it turned out to be about a 6 hour drive today, with all the stopping I did). The concert was fabulous, as were the ensuing 4 days I spent with my former roommate.
I did quite a bit of book-acquiring while I was gone. I stopped by BookWoman, one of the few women-owned, feminist, independent book stores left in the U.S, and browsed their selection for almost an hour. I ended up purchasing the Helen Mirren issue of BUST Magazine, two stickers, and two books: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo:
Narrowing down my choices at BookWoman was really, really hard!
My friend was almost finished Greg Mortenson’s Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, so she sent me home with Mortenson’s previous book, Three Cups of Tea (I assume I’ll be coming home with Stones into Schools the next time I visit her).
I recieved Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich’s 8th Grade Superzero in the mail the day I left for Austin. I won it from the People of Color Reading Challenge (I encourage everyone to join the challenge next year…it’s awesome)!