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found this today at the *new* paper-source store that opened in berkeley. yes, i am giddy with glee over having a paper-source on my side of the bay. i think i must have emailed them 5 times asking them to open on 4th street.... and they did! right next to anthropologie... oh so dangerous! the book is belated birthday present for a friend so i won't get to continually have a good giggle at it.... but it's good to share the laughter, right?
i finished devil in the white city!! i know abby you did and lisa you did too.... anke ? was anyone else reading along? i know several of you already read it.... but anyway. what a good read! i really loved the good ambition vs. the dark ambition.... the creation of this "white" city amidst chaos... the extreme pressure balanced by elaborate victorian manners [those menus!!]. i also liked knowing a bit more about olmstead - the guy who designed central park.... i couldn't read through the part with the detective trying to track down holmes' last moves fast enough. what a sick but completely spell-binding man [and when i finally saw that photo of him - THAT was handsome???].... i wish that erik larson wrote all my history books growing up.... maybe i'd actually remember something other than the founding fathers and the 3 branches of government....
well peeps... do we want to do this again? i have really liked the whole book club thing [and no, i didn't get around to the memebership cards... not for lack of thinking.... perhaps it will still happen?]. any thoughts on another book?? anyone? anyone??
and.... 2 more days left to sign up for the music swap... get those CD burners ready.... [gosh i wish mixed tapes were still vogue]