This is reposted from my old blog. I’ve imported the whole post, comments and all, into a single space here. I’ve listed it here under its original date.
Something to Look Forward to
Monday, December 14, 2009
This is going to be a good Christmas. I already know what I am getting from Santa, because my mom needed to ask whether I could make it work outside of the US. She’s getting me a Kindle Reader from Amazon. (I’ve borrowed one from a friend who got his for his birthday earlier this year, so I know I can get it to work in Singapore and Shanghai.) It is going to be so nice to be able to carry loads of reading material with me, without it weighing so much. Packing for all my travels just got so much easier. (Thanks, Mom!)
I’m also excited to hear that Jasper Fforde has a new book coming out. This is not a Thursday Next book, nor is it Jack Spratt. It’s a new tale altogether, from what I understand, called Shades of Gray. Fforde is one of my favorite writers, and I am really looking forward to this book, as it promises to be a little darker than his previous works. A little darker, with all of his amazing humor and outstanding writing? I can hardly wait.
I’m planning on ordering the Kindle version of Fforde’s new book, which will make a great package for me. It will be great to have a new toy loaded up with a new work by an old favorite.
Does it get any better than this?
©2009 Shelly Bryant