A pretty good book

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I am reading a pretty good mystery, Jar City by Arnaldur Indraidson. Not quite as good as Henning Mankell, but it’s the first time I’ve read a book by an Icelandic* author, which gives him extra points.

*Fun fact. I already knew how people in Iceland get their last names.

I Just Finished a Very Good Book

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And broke my vow to stop reading a book a day. I should own stock in Politics and Prose (best independent bookstore in the world). The book is Love Maps and it has that all-too-rare  concept; 90% OF THE CHARACTERS ARE SCREWED UP. I will not reveal the ending, except to say I liked it, which proves nothing.

Queryitis

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First, an observation. People do not read blogs Memorial Day weekend, at least not my blog.

My sequel to “In Search of the Perfect First Page” will be a collection of query attempts , also published posthumously.

Now to the meat* of today’s post. *or tofu, if you are vegan

More From the world of theatre

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One of the105 8th graders from Ohio we entertained last night suggested we perform an “Opera So New, it Hasn’t Been Written Yet” entitled Pajamas, or as you* say in Italian, Pigiama.

*I didn’t however. I only learned Italian art song translations. Therefore I know the word for ‘gypsy,’ but not pajamas. So much for a college education.