Friday, February 29, 2008

Books Read in February 2008

Happy Leap Day!

The extra 24 hours played a crucial role in my getting all this reading done.

Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things
Ali Smith: The Accidental
Jed Rubenfeld: The Interpretation of Murder
Ngaio Marsh: Last Ditch
Tim O'Brien: Going After Cacciato
Paulo Coelho: The Witch of Portobello
Michael Jecks: The Outlaws of Ennor
Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach


Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Alert the media: Noro has come out with sock yarn!

Get a head start on your Christmas 2008 shopping for ME.

FYI: One 100-gram ball will make one pair of socks.

That purring you hear is ME! (Well, it is I, if I am to be perfectly grammatical.)

Woo hoo! I mean, purr-purr.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

When Bad Cats Get, Umm, Worse

As an artist, Kate embraces all media, but is especially fond of household items, particularly paper towels and toilet paper.

Creativity in action

The aftermath, I mean, masterpiece with the artist's tail.


Friday, February 01, 2008

Books Read in January

The length of this list may cause you to wonder whether I spend all my time reading and eating bon-bons (why it is always bon-bons? why not pork rinds?). However, much of my reading occurs during the nearly two hours I spend every weekday enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of public transportation. No, I'm not on the bus for two hours. I spend most of that time waiting for the bus. It's fun.

Marisha Pessl: Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Mark Haddon: A Spot of Bother
Lois Lowry: The Giver
Laurie Perry: Crazy Aunt Purl’s Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair
Sébastien Japrisot: The Sleeping-car Murders
Diane Setterfield: The Thirteenth Tale
Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love
M.T. Anderson: Feed
Philippe Claudel: By a Slow River
Susan Runholt: The Mystery of the Third Lucretia
Anthony Trollope: Rachel Ray

And finally a couple of snaps from our November trip to Boston:

The squirrels in Boston are fat and fearless.

I always travel to Boston for Belgian beer.

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