The most writing-y thing I did today was go to the library with S. I’m on vacation this week, and while we’ve been doing fun, out-of-the-ordinary stuff left and right, we still made time to bring home a mini-haul of reading material.

For him, six shark books. For me, three M.T. Anderson books and a couple of items for the coming month’s U.S. history reading. Plus, inspired by Gennifer Choldenko‘s Al Capone Does My Shirts, I checked out Temple Grandin’s Thinking in Pictures.

By the way, I finished Al Capone this afternoon. The whole book was moving, but the final chapter — just six lines long — was especially powerful. Lumps don’t come to my throat easily, but the one I got today didn’t want to leave.