More catching up

Let me first say in a thoroughly heartfelt manner Thank God it’s the weekend. Can I have a big old Weekends Rock! to that?

Weekends Rock!

I’ve started on the next historical. At the moment I’m calling it The List but that is admittedly kind of lame. It’s all I’ve got so far.

Been reading:

Finished Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It was darn good. Now I’m reading Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist which is really quite good so far. The narrative voice is odd and very intimate. Kind of hard to describe. The narrator is having a conversation with another person, but you only get the narrator’s words, interpretation and interpolation of the conversation. The other person is a total black box so far. It totally works even when, perhaps especially when, it slips into present tense which as some of you may recall is like fingers down a chalkboard for me. Very deft.

Taking the son to see the Narnia movie today. With luck he’ll wake up before noon.

I’m going to the bookstore to get more Sherman Alexie and maybe pick up another prize or two for the Wicked Cool Contest which you should enter.

Also, just as a side note, if you email me with a question or request for a bookmark or both, make sure you provide a valid email address and that you’ve added me to your list of approved email senders. Because I absolutely reply to all my emails which you will not believe if you send me a bad email and it bounces. I always feel bad when that happens, and it does. Also, I can’t mail you a bookmark without a complete address. Despite the astounding powers of my mind, I can’t quess your city state or name, which helps when addressing an envelope. And, if you’re requesting from outside the US it helps if the address is in English. Usually I can figure out that Italia is Italy, but that doesn’t mean the USPS will be as clever.

Okay, off to work.


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