October 13, 2009

Making a list

So there was no booklove post on Sunday because we're mired in the midst of moving cross-country. And we're kind of taking our time about it, seeing friends and going places we've missed. So I was a little busy on Sunday. And then we spent all day Monday in the car, and I didn't feel like it once we got here. And then we've been playing tug-of-war with my laptop since we got here, because Boy-Creature's is packed away somewhere.

Ironically, Sunday was a good day for booklove. Not that I'm reading anything new. Still just Dawkins. I haven't had the mental energy for much else, and some days I don't even have enough just for that. It seems like the majority of the reading I've done for the last two weeks was oogling knitblogs. It still freaks me out that I've gone this long without reading any fiction. I don't think I've gone this long since I learned how to read. It's weird. But I think I'm swinging back that direction, and Sunday helped.

We had breakfast with a good friend of mine who's about to graduate from our alma mater. While I was a creative writing major and dance minor, she's a theater major and an English lit minor, so we have a lot to talk about. And it almost always comes back to books. She mentioned that she had recently finished The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and that she loved it. Awhile back I started a list of books that I definitely want to read, because it seems like every time I'm actually looking for something new in a bookstore or library, I can't remember what I want. As soon as my friend mentioned it, I knew it needed to go on the list. And the more she talked about it, the more I wanted to read it. So it's on the list.

But later that day, we were in one of my favorite little indie bookstores in Santa Fe. I was looking at the modern firsts, and I found a first edition of Kavalier and Clay. Unfortunately, it was the only copy in that store, and it was a hundred and twenty five bucks. And given that I've been trying not to spend money on books, even when they only cost ten or twelve bucks, I don't think that would be a good idea. Especially since I had already bought yarn that day. (I got my first Koigu! Squee!)

So I expect that while we're back in Texas, we'll be going to my favorite Half Price Books in Dallas. I'll look for it there.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

this has nothing to do with your post, but just in case you were wondering, I miss you.

Oh, and the word verification for this is catichip. we should come up with a definition for that. just sayin.