Thursday, August 19, 2004

Just returned from glorious vacation to sunny Mexico! The Professor and I took a few days off to head down to the Yuctun to survey the site of our upcoming nuptuials. Now I'm tanned, rested and back in Austin, just in time to start the weekend.

Mouse (the siamese kitten) is here with me at home and won't tolerate being more than a few feet from me now... I think maybe he missed us! When I stop typing for a minute, he crawls into my lap. When I start typing again, he jumps onto the desk-- he is currently laying his chin upon the kayboard, just above the keypad looking at me as if to say, "please quit paying attention to that machine, and take a nap with me!"

I've got 3 reviews to post for you this weekend!

First is the long awaited conclusion of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. I finished it in a blitz last week on the way back from Seattle. I loved it!

On the Mexican trip, I took The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctrow-- which I liked quite a bit. Also picked up and read Douglas Coupland's new book, All Families are Psychotic. It was fun and fast. (I'd use the construct: "A fun, fast read" but I hate it when that particular verb is embodied into a noun.) Reviews of all three forthcoming!

But first, a nap with the patient Mr. Mouse.