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The Weekly Habit: The Post-Reading *The Post-Birthday World* World

So keeping track of my spending last week went so piss poorly, that I don’t even want to talk about how poorly it went. Here’s a helpful suggestion from your friendly friend, Ernessa: Don’t vow to track your spending, right before your trip to Belgium and while you’re producing a webvella. Really bad idea, unless you’re trying to lower your self-esteem (which you shouldn’t be, b/c you’re great!).

But I really want to take another run at this when I get back from Belgium and after we finish shooting Oh Merry Beaver! in mid-November. So check back for the revisit.

Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking about what weekly habit I can keep while I’m travelling in Belgium and I think I’m going to go with a special two-week edition of something I shamefully haven’t tried in awhile — discovering new authors. I usually fall back on old favorites while I’m on vacation, but while on my honeymoon, I read the bittersweet, Sliding Doors-ish, what-if tome, The Post-Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver, and not only did I learn a ton about snooker (kind of like pool, but bigger stakes, larger tables, and way more British), but I also was treated to an engaging story by a brilliant author.

So that’s my reading challenge for the next couple of weeks. If you want to join me, just pick up a book from someone you haven’t read before. And if you have any suggestions for someone that I might not have read yet, please let me know in the comments. Many Thanks!