I’m not going to have any reviews in the near future because I’m in the midst of the behemoth Winter of the World by Ken Follett and also working on the very dense but enjoyable The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis. I was all excited for new release Tuesday yesterday, and was super excited by the Follett because I feel like I haven’t read anything for pleasure in forever and have been only dealing with my stack of Vine and review books. Unfortunately, in my part of the West Loop, there aren’t an abundance of book stores, and my failsafe has always been to head over to Ogilvy to check out the book store there. It was previously a Walden until the demise of Borders, and they always had the new releases displayed. Now it’s run by Hudson News and books share the space with lots of magazines, tons of stationary, and plenty of Chicago souvenirs. The selection just isn’t that great. But my only other option is to go to my B&N in the burbs which would require driving somewhere other than home after my train commute, and I just don’t want to go that far out of the way. So the somewhat helpful girls at the Hudson wannabe book store ordered the new Salman Rushdie for me since they had already sold out of their stock (by 11:00 am!) and the Amanda Knox Italian Boyfriend memoir, Honor Bound. So hopefully they’ll be in by next week when I will DEFINITELY be picking up the highly anticipated J.K. Rowling ADULT book, The Casual Vacancy.
And Kitchen Reno Update: Last weekend The Hubs and I went to the granite yard to pick out our slab. Have you ever been to a granite yard? It’s insane! But we found our beautiful granite, then went to the tile store to pick our floor (grey Spanish Porcelain) and our pretty backsplash. When we brought home the samples of the granite and tile and put them against our array of paint chips, we immediately picked THE color. After pondering a variety of paint chips taped to the wall over the last two weeks, we set them against the actual materials, and it clicked. Lonely Pines. What a depressing name for paint. So now we’re just waiting for the cabinets to be built, then the chaos will begin!
Anywho, so that’s wassup with me this week.