Wednesday, February 18, 2004
I should be working
Quick update on What the Bintgoddess is Reading: Bellwether, by Connie Willis, one of my Valentine's gifts; Trixie Belden #3 (Gatehouse); the TB Quiz Book #1 (Thanks, eBay!); and The Island of Lost Maps, which is good but too serious and I had to set it aside for a while. Anyway, Bellwether is *so* wonderful and I think Ms. Willis is one of those authors where if I don't consume her entire oeuvre immediately, I will go insane. (Sorry about the $10 word--it's one of those words I will only use when writing because saying it aloud makes me sound pompous, and I'd probably pronounce it wrong anyway and everyone would stare at me and say "her entire WHAT?" Anyway.) I just spent 10 minutes trying to articulate what I think of her writing, and failed miserably. Suffice it to say that I wish I could plot a novel, and turn a phrase, like she does.
And it has sheep! How can you not like a book that has sheep?
In other news, pitchers and catchers report today, bringing Greg Maddux with them! I'm cautiously optimistic. He's still one of the best pitchers out there, despite his age. Also a very good fielder, something the rest of the Cubs pitching staff could stand to practice. Tickets go on sale in a week and a half. I am going to pick up a wristband, just to see if it improves my chances. I expect tickets to be tight this year.