Adventures in Reading

I need a new book bag
October 20, 2008, 10:28 am
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For years now I have toted everything from groceries to books and laptops to clothes in my beloved Rosie the Riveter canvas bag. I inherited this from my sister, but it is so dilapidated (holes, ink stains, a very faded Rosie, and the lingering smell of “winter”) I need to look into something new.

I’m still considering simply replacing it with another canvas bag; however, there were also various problems I had with everything collecting loose in the bottom.

So bookish comrades: What (if any) type of “carrier” do you use to carry your book related luggage?


The (Belated) Stack (It’s Getting Bigger!)
September 30, 2008, 11:27 am
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Shimmering Images by Lisa Dale Norton
The Critical Heart by Allan Gurganus
A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar
The Dark Frigate by C.B. Hawes
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta Ahmed
A Dirty Job by Christpher Moore
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
What I Talk About What I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami *
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carol Oates *
The Assassin’s Accomplice by Larson *
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

* Some of these titles have been on the stack for what seems like forever, but they are usually books that were due at the library and by the time I check them out again they just go to the bottom. Here’s hoping I finally get to them.

Viva Las Vegas
September 14, 2008, 1:43 pm
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My search for Las Vegas related literature has been fruitful and I wanted to share some of my finds:

Neon Mirage by Max Allan Collins suggested by Trish

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

Coyote Blue by Christpher Moore both suggested by fyreflybooks

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson suggested by Mys Ebrel

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi by Amanda