On Thursday I attended the book launch for Sara Zarr’s new novel Once Was Lost. It was a wonderful event, with a reading and a Q&A, and beautiful cookies and a birthday cake. Afterward, some of us went out to eat and had a really nice time.
I’ve started reading Once Was Lost. I started it the night of the signing, and intended to just read a few pages. Well, 50 pages later I was still wide awake and loving it. The main character’s voice and story simply captivated me, and are still captivating me. And Sara’s prose is flawless. I’m going to get back to reading it after I’ve posted this. You should check it out.
My brother sent me the link to this awesome… tribute?… to Carl Sagan. The video is comprised of some of the best lines from his show, Cosmos, modulated to music. I watched Cosmos when I was in elementary school and I loved it. Sagan approached the stars with both science and poetry, and I thought his “spaceship” was about the coolest thing ever. You can now watch the entire series on Hulu here. But in the meantime, here’s that tribute.