Funk medicine

In typical Heatherish fashion, I went to the UBS yesterday during my lunch break for a little funk cure.  I took a big box full of books ($86 in credit, woot!) and went to town.  During the 40 minutes (!) it took her to figure out my credit I browsed and picked up:


1) A Short History of a Small Place by T.R. Pearson, because I heard the small place is actually based on my home town.  I just have to see if it is and if I recognize anything.

2) Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco

3) Without Blood by Alessandro Baricco, both because I read Silk by this guy a couple years ago and found it to be haunting and thought provoking.  I’ve been meaning to read more by him so I snatched these two up.  They look good.

4) Saints and Strangers by Angela Carter, to feed my newly born Angela Carter Obsession.

5) The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman, honestly, because it had the word library in the title.  And I liked the cover.  I am a sucker for an interesting cover.

6) In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages by Hella S. Haasse because the back made the story sound really good.  Lovely bit of historical fiction for this winter. 

and 7) Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, because it was one of the books mentioned in The Thirteenth Tale and because it sounds like a great read!

And I still have over $50 in credit left.  And I felt a little better.  Maybe I should go back…

various-2006-017.jpgAnd check out the pixie ears on my girl!  Do you see the point on that ear?? I swear she’s got some imp in her!  Click on the pic for a closer look.

It’s those few drops of Irish blood I put in there. 

Woo, love that little munchkin.  Which reminds me, she was singing some made-up song of hers the other night and she was using a munchkin voice, much like in The Wizard of Oz.  It was hilariously funny.  And she’s never even seen the movie!

One more week until her birthday!  Eek!

She’ll be 3.  I feel old.

11 thoughts on “Funk medicine

  1. Nothing like a bit of book shopping to help out a funk! 🙂
    I've read both the Baricco books you got, and Silk too, and really liked them. Ocean Sea is a bit hard to describe but is a beautiful, poetic, multi-layered story. Hope you enjoy them.

  2. Awww, happy early b-day to the girl. Those ears are cute/awesome!

    And I bought a Baricco book recently….can't remember which one. I'll bump it up to the top o'the pile when I have fun reading time. I'm reading Feed by M.T. Andersen right now, and it's goood.

  3. She is the cutest.

    I've read one or two by Alessandro Barricco, but don't really remember them, apart from the fact that I quite liked the language used.

  4. Munchkin is beautiful! My mother-in-law calls those smart marks on the ear. My husband has one and he is quite smart – in a wily kind of way.

  5. What a cutie!

    I thought Lady Audley's Secret sounded interesting as well. Thirteenth Tale mentions a number of books that I have either read or now desperately want to read.

  6. I have always wondered about the Haase book–looking forward to seeing what you think about it. Lots of goodies! I saw the movie Lady Audley's Secret and didn't really like it, but I am sure the book is better!! Enjoy your books.

  7. Saints and Strangers is one of my RIP Challenge picks! I was planning to read it next but got caught up in 'Shadow of the Wind' which I'm still reading.

    Sounds like you did pretty well at the UBS!

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