Morning! I Mean, Afternoon!

February 17th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized


Where did the morning go?? I haven’t even eaten yet.  So tired.  Already.

I know what I’ve been meaning to ask. I’ve got a bunch of very long train trips in my soon-ish future and I need good train books.  A good train book basically means I don’t have to think too hard, although I don’t mind some thinking.  But escapist, vacation books are what I’m after.

I was just at the Strand, browsing, and I forget what I came up with.  Oh, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, something about zombies that Howard pointed out that looked funny.  That’s all I can remember.

So!  Suggestions?  Oh wait, here’s a list I’ve been putting together:

Life of Pi
God of Small Things
The Underneath, Kathi Appelt
The Monster of Florence
My Stroke of Insight
Dreams from My Father
All the Kings Men
The Grapes of Wrath
The Little Drummer Girl
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
Night work
Flat Earth News
Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Nothing to Be Frightened Of
The Gone-Away World
Enders Game

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  1. 5 Responses to “Morning! I Mean, Afternoon!”

  2. By Gene on Feb 17, 2009

    What beautiful kitties!

    “Ender’s Game” is excellent. While it may cause thinking (e.g., vis-a-vis parallels with “Lord of the Flies”), it and its sequels are great reads and may be the escape you’re looking for.

  3. By Nicole on Feb 17, 2009

    I have the perfect thing. It’s a quick read and it’s easy to just stop when you need to.
    Not Quite What I Was Planning, Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.

    It’s people, both known and unknown, summing up their lives in six words.

    It was actually my consolation prize last year when I went to check out “Waiting for My Cats to Die” and it wasn’t there.

  4. By Stacy Horn on Feb 18, 2009

    Thank you, Nicole. I remember reading about that. And thank you Gene for the compliment about my cats. I LOVE compliments about my cats.

  5. By ez on Feb 18, 2009

    “Dreams from my Father” is a wonderful travel book. Rode it to Washington at Thanksgiving…

  6. By bowlingal on Feb 21, 2009

    I just read the new emily post biography which was not only a fascinating history lesson on etiquette, but a fascinating lesson on a lot of new york and tuxedo park history. and its long too, so good for the train.

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