Honest and lively YA book reviews
We had a super crazy storm here yesterday. Goddam snow showers all afternoon, as you can see from the last picture in the square. But the wind!! The wind was the worst of it. The bridge was closed, so that's a sign that some pretty nasty weather shit is going down. That bridge connects the city to the rest of the world. They don't close it lightly. The top pictures in that square I took this morning when I walked my dog in the park. That insane wind blew all those branches down. These are some old trees, so that was some strong wind.
I have to share this story: My now ex-flatmate has this little three year old niece who she watches when her sister needs a break. She took the kid to this zoo we have in the city. It's a mini-zoo, it's not like we've got tigers or anything wicked cool like that. But the day she decided to take her niece was incredibly windy. Not a great day for an outdoor activity, but they pressed on. They were stood watching the wolves in their pen whipping about because the wind tends to freak animals out somewhat. Well, my ex-flatmate is standing there holding her little three year old niece's hand, just quietly observing, just minding their business, enjoying their aunt-niece time together when this massive gust of wind swoops in and blows this huge goddam tree over on top of one of those wolves. Crushed it. Crushed it good and proper. It was horrific. I'm sure this girl wanted to create a memorable day for her sweet little niece, but I don't think this is exactly what she had in mind - death and destruction are not usually a given at a peaceful family outing .....