Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday Fill-ins, Friday Finds

1. Snow is something is almost never get to see. I miss it!
2. I'm looking forward to someday not feeling so behind in everything.
3. Lamy is the best pen ever! (says H who has recently become a huge fan. I'm happy enough with my old Waterman but have been eyeing an Acme pen lately and would love a MontBlanc someday. H's second response was N is the best wife ever! Even though he said it jokingly, awww! :)
4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Course it seems pretty cheesy now. :P
5. I'm done with long hair.
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is spending time with family and friends, and of course the food!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping, it's been a long week, tomorrow my plans include probably going out somewhere to take pictures and Sunday, I want to relax and read, but instead I'll most likely spend the day doing stuff around the house! It's a mess lately and H's brother is staying with us next week.

It's been a while since I posted any finds here but of course I've still been adding to my wishlist! So here is a sampling of what's appealed to me over the last little while.
Man in the Dark by Paul Auster - review by Karen (BookBath)
Silent Girl by Tricia Dower (short stories loosely based on Shakespeare's heroines) - review by Andi at
Biblio Buffet
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott (nominated for the Giller Prize)
Album of the Damned: Snapshots from the Third Reich by Paul Garson - review by Nancy (Bookfoolery and Babble)
Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy - thanks to Iliana mentioning NPR's Best Foreign Fiction of 2008

*I don't remember now where I 'stole' this button from, so if you made it, it's great - thanks! And I hope you don't mind. :)


  1. I'd love to see some Japanese Christmas decorations :-)

  2. I love Scarecrow and Mrs. King! I haven't thought of that show in years. Wonder if it is on cable anywhere ... I always thought Bruce Boxleitner was cute.

  3. I feel so behind in everything too, Nat. I always do this time of year, I think. :-S

    Oh! I loved Scarecrow and Mrs. King! How could I ever forget that one? Bad Wendy.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. There are so many great looking books on that NPR list of best foreign fiction!!!


  5. :} I like #3 the end part, how sweet. #4 I remember this show. #5 I had problems with both long and short hair :P

    I hope your week-end s a good one and you enjoy your brother-in-laws visit the coming week.

    P.S. This is for you, you can remove it from the post. My attorney has just informed me the judge who is to hear the case will be absent on Monday the 8th of December. This is twice the date has been moved, once because the Judge was famliar with the case, this time the Judge is ill, I am a nerveous wreck. So I am waiting again for a new date....

  6. Hey, thanks for the mention, Tanabata. I hope you get a chance to read the book.

  7. Silent Girl would be interesting to read. Great finds!

  8. Janet - We haven't really braved the crowds in central Tokyo where they have the Christmas light displays. The lights around where we are aren't terribly exciting, unfortunately. If we do take any though, I'll be sure to post some. :)

    Jerralea - I hadn't thought of it in years either! I always thought he was pretty cute too!

    Wendy - I don't know why I did remember it since it's been ages. But now that I have, I kind of want to see it again. :P

    Shana - They all looked pretty good, didn't they?

    Sylvie - LOL. He was kind of being sarcastic but in a joking way. My current short hair isn't perfect either but I'll never go back to long.
    And like I said in the email, I'm so sorry your case has been delayed again! Fingers crossed that the new date isn't too far away. ((Hugs))

    cali - Thanks. Variety makes things interesting.

    Tricia - Thank you for stopping by, and you're very welcome. :)

    Betty - It does sound like a great read!

  9. I made the button, and I don't mind at all that you used it!

    Metropole sounds interesting.

  10. Oh, me too on the Paul Auster. I love Auster!

  11. 3M - Thanks! I'll give you credit for the button next time I use it. :)

    Nancy - Yes, I really need to read more Auster.


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