Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sunday Salon: Books and Chocolate
But, I finished the book on the bus on the way to the airport to meet my husband yesterday, so when I arrived and had an hour to wait for his flight, I had nothing to read. Naturally I felt compelled to visit the airport bookstore and purchase something to keep me occupied. The selection was not great, but I picked up The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt, and even though it was described as a picaresque and I normally hate picaresques, I am over the moon about this book. It's a Western, which I normally don't think of myself as liking, and it's hilarious, dark and crazy all at once. Love. It makes me want to read my Charles Portis stash sometime soon, but March is Science Fiction Month for me so those will have to wait.
While my husband was in Belgium I asked him to check out Cook & Book, a beautiful bookstore in Brussels recently featured in a Flavorwire article on the 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. He did, and he brought me back the French version of a Julia Wertz graphic novel and a small zine actually published here in Massachusetts! He also brought me back some Neuhaus chocolates, which may be the official chocolate of Boston Bibliophile now.
So today the plan is hang out with my husband, eat some Belgian chocolates and read. And maybe do some housework or something, but really I'm going to try to keep that to a minimum! Of course I always say that and then reality in the form of my huge laundry pile and tumbleweeds of cat hair sets in. What are you up to today? I hope you have a great Sunday whatever it is.
More Sunday Salon here.