Friday, November 08, 2002

light reading

Well, it's been a while, but I'm back. My mysterious absence is in large part due to the fact that I've been reading rather a lot of Sue Grafton and Dick Francis, and didn't want to admit to it. Not that I'm maligning either of these two fine authors; on the contrary, I wouldn't spend so much time and money on their books if I didn't enjoy them. It's just not very literary, and I feel silly when my bookspot is entirely filled with popular fiction, and nothing obscure or academic mixed in.

Speaking of literary, I volunteered at the Vancouver International Writers (& Readers) Festival again this year. I always enjoy giving my time to this annual event, and this year was no exception. I found out that C.C. Humphreys, who wrote The French Executioner, has a new book out called Blood Ties, and I can't wait to find myself a copy.