Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Weekend

As I prepare for another 40 something birthday on Monday I am a bit bummed about not picking up Will Whitmore tickets for tonight. I think I will be ready for a drinking break after Birthday and Mardi Gras. Since Lent is approaching I have decided to give up booze in order to quit cigarettes. (Not giving up red wine, or any wine for that matter I suppose.

Picked up the most recently translated Roberto Bolano "Monsieur Pain". Looking forward to it as I really enjoyed "The Skating Rink". Eventually I will have to return to one of his longer ones.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Shades of Grey

I would say Jasper Fforde's new novel has to be the official novel of this blog but I should probably read it first. Just snagged it off the new book shelf today at libary. I love his Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series. Also he is very entertaining to hear read in person. A longer excerpt than the one at right can be found at Penguin USA site here. Loads of stuff at author site as well.