A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Few New Books

It's been a bit quiet on the ole blog here for the last few days.  There's been no crazy weather to speak of, though it's -10 right now with wind chills around -25.  The Wind Chill warnings don't even get me really excited anymore, it's just chilly.  Though I did take out the recycling to the garage this evening in nothing more than shorts and a t-shirt, it was indeed brisk.

So being that the weather hasn't been blog-worthy and the four legged inhabitants haven't partaken in any entertaining shenanigans, there hasn't been much to say.  That and this week has demanded some actual work time and attention.  Not the excuse you expect from a slacker like me, that it's da truth. 

You can also blame the lack of blogress (that's a combination of blog & progress) on a recent reading binge.  With the help of my library matron, Professor Alycia, I have an unlimited well of books at my disposal.  I spent the last weekend/week reading a couple of books that have been on my list for several years - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers and Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore.

Both were great reads, highly entertaining and humorous pieces of fiction.  I'd recommend them strongly.  I also have a handful of Christmas books to get crackin' on.  Too many books, not enough free time to read them all. 

And in case you want to purchase either of those books for a friend, you can access my Amazon Associates page on the blog.  Yes it's a new feature, and yes I've totally sold out.  This shouldn't shock you.  If you happen to be in the market for something from Amazon.com, access the site through my blog, I'll get a referral for it, and you'll get my undying gratitude.  OK, now I feel dirty for pushing the hard sell on you all.


Sara said...

Haha, I sold out too. I have yet to link anything up, but I'm locked and loaded.

Staggering Genius is in my stack to read, but there just hasn't been enough time.. :(

Yonni said...

The only downside of Lamb is it induces you to try some of Moore's other books, and then you realize too late that he must have won the manuscript for Lamb in a poker game.

Anonymous said...

what the hell is up with the amazon list? Barry Manilow??
Moore definitely has hits and misses but if you made it thru Palainik (sp) stuff it's not all that bad

El Gaucho said...

Simmer down Beavis, The Amazon list isn't my choices, it just generates them automatically based on something - probably reader preferences. So it's you, little brother, that should stop listening to so much Barry Manilow...