Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011: Grenoble - English Reading, English Wedding, Passage

I had a freelance proofreading job that kept me at home today, which was the perfect secret excuse to stay in not miss watching the Royal Wedding coverage live on television.

So, proofreading morning and afternoon, with an hour-long break at lunch to watch the ceremony itself (since we're an hour behind England here in France, the ceremony took place conveniently just after noon). Then at the end of the day I caught up on re-broadcasting of the surrounding pomp and circumstance. Elegant dress, beautiful effect in the cathedral with all the trees, love that they chose plants and flowers sourced from Great Britain with as many to be replanted as possible. It seemed very modest and admirable in aspiration for a couple destined to lead a life that is far above what is normal for so many.

And at the end of the day I started reading Justin Cronin's "Passage". I might regret this - it's a long book and the reviews all say that it's hard to put down. But surely it will be better than Jean M. Auel's "Land of Painted Caves"...

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