haven’t been doing a whole lot of writing whilst in california but i’ve been doing a lot of reading in between all the people-seeing and food-eating. (ohhhh there has been so much food-eating.) finished euny hong’s the birth of korean cool last week then read the new murakami on saturday and finished robin sloan’s mr. penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore and the accompanying ajax penumbra 1969 on sunday (i so so SO recommend mr. penumbra; it’s funny and clever without being heavy-handed; and the narrative voice is unique and fresh).
today, i picked up stephan eirik clark’s sweetness #9 (happy pub day!) (i am soooo excited for this!) and hilary mantel’s bringing up the bodies (it was on sale! there was no reason to resist) — and, tomorrow, i’m having lunch with friends and swinging by skylight where i will acquire a copy of jeff row’s your face in mine because i started reading it today at barnes and noble and am very intrigued (and sad that i’ll miss the event he’ll be doing at housing works next week because i’ll be on a plane to nyc that day).
books! thank goodness i’ll be going back to tutoring in september …!