It's interesting- the trip through security at LAX on Friday was quick and painless- no full-body scanners, no invasive touching, no random body searches- just the usual x-rays, all performed faster than usual. We were through in less than 5 minutes after getting in line, as opposed to last Friday departing from Sioux Falls where I was pulled out of the line for a modified pat-down. Since I was the only one treated to the special scrutiny, I have to assume that Grey Haired Grammas have been deemed particularly dangerous of late.
Papertoy Monsters. We all had great fun with them, and I'm excited to tackle the book with the SoDak contingent. Again, my only caveat with this book is to forget glue, and use tape instead. I can't imagine trying to glue all those teeny tabs (some of the *advanced* monsters have upwards of 70 tabs).
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I enjoyed the book without loving it- 11 year old Flavia is just a bit frightening, and her family is pretty much universally awful. But the book was entertaining, and I'll read the rest in paperback.
The Girl in the Green Raincoat. I can recommend this novella without reservation. It first appeared in serial form in the New York Times, and is now available in paperback. It's a Tess Monaghan installment, and it's every bit as wonderful as all of Laura's other stories. And it's the perfect length to finish on a 2 hour 15 minute flight.