Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Library Report

I picked up some good stuff at the library today. Like any good idiot, I walked there on a hot day in jeans and a long-sleeved black dress shirt. The walk to the library wasn't too bad, but returning home resulted in a very sweaty self. (I guess the books I returned weren't as heavy as the books I checked out.)

Before me now are:
  • The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt
  • The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless, and Endless
  • France - a travel book by National Geographic Traveler
  • God's Debris by Scott Adams
God's Debris is excellent so far, which means that I will probably put it on top of my car and lose it within the week. I hope to get to the Townes book soon, but the title and subtitle of The Infinite Book make me smile and I imagine I'll start that one as soon as I lose God's Debris.

I also picked up a couple of compilation CDs by the good folks at Putumayo. One is called French Cafe and the other is Paris. Listening to Serge Gainsbourg recently has really put me in that French mood. And like so much of the opera I like, I don't know the words so I can pay as much or as little attention to the songs as I choose.


The Old Man and His Dog said...

LOVED God's Debris!! And "The Religion War", was also pretty good. I own both and have read multiple times.

It's a small book, keep it under your arm or something, not on top of the car.


Anonymous said...

I am REALLY behind on my reading. Gotta get back to the library...

The Old Man and His Dog said...

Ok now ya costs me another 10 bucks. I had to download this Townes Van Zandt guy from itunes. You got me curious, I gave him a listen and now "Rear view mirror" resides on my ipod touch. Good stuff. Thanks