Randutiae and a Cover

Guys, look what you can get at Crate & Barrel for only $400. *……* NEVER SKIMP ON YOUR WHITE RECTANGLE. So, I recently realized that a problem in my house can be solved by getting a new bookcase. I’m very excited to have an excuse to get a new bookcase. It also gives me an… Read more »

Bleary Photo Essay

Let’s start with a new cover that I LOVE. Here’s Graceling in Japanese, published by Hayakawa: Can I have that outfit? At least the boots? Next, here’s one of my favorite things. Let me help you parse that picture: an orchid sits in a leather chair. (No, that’s not where I normally keep it. The… Read more »

How does a book become a bestseller in Germany?

A lot of hard work by a lot of smart people whose job is to find ways to get you to pay attention to the book in question. LA LA LA hmmmm I wonder what’s in this box? Pens? Pencils? A tiny bow and arrow? A flaming red wig? Or how about… Chocolates! Specifically, FLAMING… Read more »

Ich bin nicht königlich!

I had this plan to write a big, huge post about my time in Germany, but every time I sit down to do so, it feels really time-consuming and hard. All of my hard-writing energy these days is reserved for Bitterblue. So here’s what I’m thinking I might do instead: blog about little pieces of… Read more »

Germany Itinerary, Stuff and Things

This morning, while running along the river, I saw that the recent rain had melted all the snow and ice that’s been floating on the river for months — except for these two round clumps of snow near the footbridge. Then their necks came out of the water and I realized they were swans. Welcome,… Read more »

Linky Randutiae

I cannot recommend last weekend’s This American Life, called “DIY,” strongly enough. Here’s the description from the website: “After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets… Read more »

Friday Randutiae

It has been brought to my attention that I’m working too much. Thank goodness for the people in my life who point out to me, now and then, that I have the tendency to work too much. This blog is not work. It’s fun, it clears out my head. So… here comes some randutiae! I… Read more »