Saturday, May 07, 2005
Some Random things
I have no craft project to work on just now and it is driving me up the wall. I have my letters which I am going to finish today. I have some postcards to make but nothing to truly get me excited about. I could pick up my cross stitching and finish The Castle but I'm really not in the mood. It's getting to the stage where I wonder if I will pick it up again.
I am now reading "Oracle Night" by Paul Auster. Only a few pages into it but so far I am liking it better than "The New York Trilogy". So far it is about a writer recovering from an illness that nearly killed him. He buys a notebook and decides after months to pick up his pen again. I had it in my head when I bought this one that it was set in San Francisco. It was one of the reasons I bought it and one of the reasons I picked it up last night. I wanted a reminder of my holiday. San Francisco is written on the back cover but it is a review by the San Francisco Chronicle. The blurb clearly mentions that it is set in New York. It took me about 5 seconds to get over the disappointment as the story sucked me in. I am glad that I decided to pick it up. It saved me half an hour of looking at my pile of books and wondering what to read next.