Can it be?

This blog has been abandoned for almost a month?

Well, I'm back for a short while since my masters program has loosened its death grip and decided to give me a little break. It'll take me a while to get back into the swing of things but I'm excited to see what's happening on the inter-tubes lately.

Offline, I have an exciting stack of books to read. It's ambitious winter-reading book-list time. Here's what's on deck this year:
  • Watchmen (Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons)
  • Candide (Voltaire)
  • The Progress of Love (Alice Munro)
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
  • The New Kings of Nonfiction (Ira Glass, ed)
  • Black Dogs (Ian McEwan)
  • Happiness (Will Ferguson)
  • I Like You (Amy Sedaris)
Plus there's a huge stack of New Yorker magazines by my bed that are calling my name. One day everything will calm down and I will have time to read, right?

I also want to recommend BIGFOOT: I Not Dead by Graham Roumieu. I'm not sure how to describe this book by Toronto author and illustrator Roumieu except to call it the most satisfyingly cruel and unapologetic adult picture book you've ever read. And if you're doing last-minute Christmas shopping just pick up copies of BIGFOOT for everyone you know. It's a crowdpleaser.

Here's a sneak peek:

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1 comment:

Ish said...

welcome back to the internet!!