curious incidents

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

So it appears that the internet and I (or more specifically WordPress and I) are friends again. Which is good, because I don’t think I could handle a break-up that big…

I’m only kidding. Don’t worry…

Let’s get to this thing. For starters, I love titles like this: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. It just makes you so intrigued. So you find the book, and you read it, and you discover that it’s a solid book worthy of enjoyment. Then you go to write a blog about it and realize that you’ll be typing that title over, and over, and over, and over again. And then you, like me, grow to hate the title of that book and wish the author had been slightly less inventive. Then a bit of guilt sets in because you realize that’s making negative wishes toward another creative AND diminishing the book you previously so greatly enjoyed. It’s a vicious cycle. This is why you should all be glad that I review books for you and you don’t have to do it yourself (wink). Continue reading “curious incidents”

let’s talk about…

…why Markus Zusak is awesome. But first, this:

Markus Zusak reading The Book Thief

1. He’s a published author – this doesn’t make every published author awesome, but it wasn’t the obvious first choice so I went for it.

2. He’s Australian – which most people would have listed first, but we’re all about the unexpected surprises here at anecdotalmusings. Also, I’ll point out to you something the host pointed out about 8 times last night: Markus Zusak is a “bit of Australian Eye-Candy”. This moniker did well with the audience. Jen and I realized at this point that the majority of the audience was probably crossover from the “Twi-mom” phenomenon. We actually watched one of the moms get all touchy with Mr. Zusak which made us both quite uncomfortable. Continue reading “let’s talk about…”