Sunday, October 31, 2010

David in NYC

David Sedaris will be in NYC November 1st and 2nd at the Apollo! Holla!
He will be reading from his new book of animal short stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. I'm almost done with them. For my birthday, my friends and I are going to see him read live. It will be my second book reading with DS! Really looking forward to it.

Plus, I love how my iPad shows off the cool illustrations by Ian Falconer (our beloved author of Olivia)!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mary Roach is...Funny!

Recently I heard Mary Roach on NPR's show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. She was very funny. You probably have read her books about death and sex and most recently about outer space!
If you haven't read her books, do so! And take a quick listen to her on the radio. Very funny.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fairy Tales for Adults

Have you read, Wicked or Son of a Witch?
Gregory Maguire will be at Symphony Space giving a reading Wednesday October 27.
Should be wonderful!
I reread Wicked for the event!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Music to Follow

The last two shows at, The Happy Ending Reading Series, have had amazing guest musicians.

We all fell in love with the groovy viola playing, Anni Rossi and a cool band from North Carolina, Lost in Trees.

Check them out. Show your love and purchase some of their music.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Favorite- Anni Rossi Crushing Limbs
Favorite- Walk Around the Lake Lost in Trees
Favorite Lost in Trees All Alone in an Empty House
Favorite Anni Rossi Hatchet

Monday, October 18, 2010

Event at Symphony Space

Sloane Crosley will be at Symphony Space on Wednesday the 20th.
Should be a great show with David Rakoff who I am excited to hear as well!

John Stewart recently had him on the daily show.

Might need to go on the book shelf to read next!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Symphony Space

I went to Symphony Space- Selected Shorts program this past week to hear Richard Russo discuss the recently edited, Best American Short Stories. There were two readings, one- a short story by Jennifer Egan, "Safari" and two- a short story by Joshua Ferris, "The Valetudinarian". Hope Davis and Tony Roberts read. It was amazing!

They will play back these readings on NPR! Check them out on the radio!

Richard Russo and Joshua Ferris had a little conversation on stage. Russo's novels are quite dramatic and beautiful. I especially loved Empire Falls-novel and the HBO mini series! I am almost done with That Old Cape Magic. Great books, great reads.