And notice the N button. It's a little wonky, right? It looks well disguised here, but it is also the victim of a flyaway book. This tragedy happened more recently, but the keyboard is just having a rough life. Along with the cosmetic flaws, my computer (just three years old) moves and functions like a dying turtle. It is soooo slow. I learned that I can buy more memory (three times more!) for a much more affordable price than a new computer, so I ordered the max amount, a new keyboard, and a new battery for good measure since the old one is basically nonfunctional. The total for this little computer makeover? Only $130. That is a whole lot cheaper than a new computer, and it will probably be faster than when I first got it. WINNING.
the Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (A darker book with some startling realities but fascinating and totally hooked me, The story line was interesting but I also got to understand a part of history I'd never heard of before.)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Not at all what I was expecting, but very good. It's about the relationship between an African refugee and an American wife/mother. That's all I can say that won't give something away. Trust me, it's good, just don't judge by the name of the book like I initially did.)
That's all for now. Caio, from Josie!\ (sidenote: did you know that is how you spell "chow" in Italian? because I did not. Thank you, google, for keeping me up to speed.)