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Just One Word Challenge | February 10: Birds

We seem to take it in ten-year turns to be defined by it, sizeable chunks of cracking on, then great sink-holes of melancholy. Same as anyone, really.

We used to think she would turn up one day and say it had all been a test. We used to think we would both die at the same age she had. We used to think she could see us through mirrors…

We were careful to age her, never trap her. Careful to name her Granny, when Dad became Grandpa.

We hope she likes us. 

 m a r c h  -09-  b p c  ||  book haul (pt. 4)  ||  paperbacks

The Complete Poem of Emily Dickinson - Johnson
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
The Stranger - Albert Camus
The Sonnets - William Shakespeare
To a God Unknown - John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Dinner - Herman Koch
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
The Book of Life - Stuart Nadler
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides 
The Constant Art of Writing - N.M. Kelby
Total spent: $9.00

||  01 - Blacks  ||  02 - YA  ||  03 - Red - Yellow  ||  04 - Paperbacks  ||  05 - Browns  ||  06 - Greens  || 07 - Blues  ||  08 - Greys  || 09 - White  ||