February 5, 2012

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Not Ready for Some Football

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So, there's this big game on tonight in the States, the Super Bowl? Perhaps you've heard of it. Since I'm not into sports (football is way down on the list of things I'd watch), I'm going to watch Thor instead. That's like football, right? Maybe I can eat some game-ish snacks while I'm at it. 

I started my first book for my personal challenge, Genteel Ladies in Foreign Lands, Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush. I'm 200 pages in and only halfway through it. She is driving me insane. She hasn't met a person she can't make a judgement upon. I will finish it though. Happily, I now have The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter and I'm enjoying it a lot.

I bought some books this week. It's funny how you go looking for one thing and even if you don't find it you come out with books anyway. Funny how that works, huh? This week I picked up two Canadian small press books: Firmament by Bruce Johnson (Gaspereau Press) and And Also Sharks by Jessica Westhead (Cormorant Books) at the used book store. Plus, I was sent YOU Comma Idiot by Doug Harris from Goose Lane Books, another Canadian small press. I really want to read more from small presses, especially local ones. Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith (Quirk Books) was on sale at the chain store. I still haven't read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies though I have it on my shelf.


So that's my reading week. How was yours?



7 comments :

  1. I do love watching sports, but not so much the NFL. We're going to a Super Bowl party though, and I'll do my share of talking and eating.

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  2. I have You comma Idiot, too. :) I should read more Gaspereau press books because they are very local...

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  3. I've been half-heartedly watching the game, just to see if I win the football pool. I'm also using it as an excuse to eat Doritos.

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  4. I'm right there with you on the small and indie presses. Definitely want to read more of those in 2012 and off to a reasonable start with my current read: The Last Brother from Graywolf Press. AWESOME book so far.

    Enjoy your new babies, Chris!

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