Monday, October 30, 2006

Did all the touristy stuff the first time round

Travel halfway across the world. Watch films, buy books, walk around a lot, take tons of photos.

Movies (Airborne)
The Devil Wears Prada
Three Kings
Kramer vs. Kramer
Romance & Cigarettes
Working Girl


Movies (On Land)
Shortbus
The Science of Sleep
The Prestige
Marie Antoinette
The Last Movie
Tideland
The Queen


Books: loved and lovable
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris
John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
Voltaire, Candide
Chip Kidd, The Cheese Monkeys
Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth
Book of Hours
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

and assorted magazines &c.

Oh yes, and I managed to catch Yo La Tengo live in SF.

3 comments:

J. said...

Ex Libris!

what an excellent, excellent book. :)

Readymade said...

Yes, love it very much. Content and design and feel. The certain tension in the book as I gently bend it from the back cover and let the pages flip open.

I'm jealous of her.

J. said...

do you have the hardcover or the paperback? i owned both, briefly - left the paperback in Chi-town with a new owner - but i love the feel of the hardcover.

of all the essays, i think my favourite is the one with the sonnet, and her dad's blindness. (closely followed by the one on marrying libraries!)