hatam_soferet is sitting beside me writing a Megillah. We read through Lamentations together last night; Jeremiah really doesn't pull punches. And we got things slightly in the wrong order, so straight from reading that into maariv (the evening service):
For God is merciful to forgive sin and not destroy...
While I'm having a quiet day at home with LJ, a couple of book reviews that people might be interested in:
Vladimir Nabokov: Pale Fire
William Goldman: The color of light