The (geeky) excitement I feel about going to visit Thomas and Lucy tonight to play The Great Penguin Bookchase is not only about the game and the great company. It is also about taking a moment to do something bookish in a schedule that has just been brutish lately. So unforgiving that I have failed to even pick up the Wolfish selection for October or The Blithedale Romance that I was to read along with Julia for this past Friday. I have been reading RFPs and grant proposals instead and not altogether happily.
But tonight... Thomas is so deliciously and openly competitive, and Teresa moves so decisively and successfully through a board game that her calm is a bit unnerving, and there is a new friend to meet too. Deadlines past and bibliophile fun on the horizon, I feel excited about these things too:
And Richard is hosting a group read of The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano in January that is providing me with the impetus I have needed to pick up a book I have long wanted to read.
And right now as you can see in my left sidebar, I am reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for my book club at work this Wednesday. Some of you are laughing. My interest in this one has been a little... uh, absent. So I am more than a little surprised to find myself enjoying it. In most parts. But more on that later. Off to recapture my bookish sense of fun.