Wednesday, September 10, 2003


The Brain will be coming home late from work today. He's getting some minor dental surgery done. Minor is his word for it not mine. I would be freaking out. The dentist is going to scrap off a layer of skin from the roof of his mouth and graph it onto his quickly deteriorating gums. This may be minor, but it sounds painful!! You kow how the roof of your mouth feels when it gets scrapped up from a toasted sandwich? Multiply that.

Sacred River Watch
The Ganges in India is quite swollen right now. Good monsoon I guess and they needed it! Our Banaras correspondent, Rocky the kitabwalla, reports that today when he went to open his shop he found Ma Ganga at his doorstep. If it rises much more he will have to move all of his books and that is not fun.

Current Reads
WEll i finished tHE NO.1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. What a let down. You know, Alexander McCall Smith's books are all over the best seller lists and i can't understand why. Maybe i just didn't get the book, but i doubt it. Yes, it is about a lady detective in Botswana, which i thought would be intereting, but its not. Very simplistically written. No nuance. Straight forward. Am i going to read the other books in the series? That's a good question. I am a sucker for a series and they are so simplistic that i could read them in my sleep....

On finishing THE NO.1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY i turned immediately to LOST IN A GOOD BOOK by Jasper Fforde. Brilliant! This is the continued literary adventures of Thursday Next. Like THE EYRE AFFAIR, it is witty, low brow and high brow, adventurous - basically everything you could ever want in a novel. Not to mention that i think that Jasper Fforde is the most original wirter i have ever read. Go on, read his books. Even the Brain likes him.


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