Why haven't I thought of this? To get rid of the light that comes through the sides of your curtains, slip one of the curtain ring clips onto the rod bracket. No more side light! Also good when using thermal-backed curtains to help stop drafts.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - "Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps, this debut novel tells the story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko.
(had this book for a long time before reading it) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I really enjoyed reading this one! A nostalgic story about a Japanese girl and a Chinese boy living in Seattle during World War II.