Monday, July 10, 2006 Author...*


Monday mornings are usually a little ummm...challenging. I love my job, so I don't approach Mondays with dread, but with grim determination. Monday is more something to be conquered than a source of enjoyment.

Starbucks delivered to my desk will result in gratitude. The discovery that one of my bosses is on vacation inspires relief. A glance at or a quick perusal of my favorite blogs my coax a giggle from my weekend damaged frame. One thing can make me smile like a fat kid at the all-you-can-eat sundae bar on a Monday morning...The arrival of the scrawny mailman bearing a brown cardboard box from Amazon will make a smile break across my face. I will rip open the box like a starving coyote to hold my newly arrived treasures. Today's new arrivals are: "The Subject Steve" by Sam Lipsyte; "Cooking With Fernet Branca" by James Hamilton-Patterson; and "Loving, Living, Party Going" by Henry Green.

Although I have enough unread books to keep myself amused for at least three months. I stick to the a Mormon table of four plan for literature. I keep at least 10 unread fiction tomes, five or more non-fiction, two books of poetry to add a bit of flavor, and at least one how-to book.

You will rarely see me review books here. Even though I love literature and read (0n average) three books a week I am afraid that my poor description of a book may taint another readers opinion or perception of the work under discussion.

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*Song by Shimmerplanet


Blogger kapgar said...

"The discovery that one of my bosses is on vacation inspires relief."

Doesn't it always? I live for these days.

1:21 PM  
Blogger 2complx said...

I think an absent boss could inspire me to take a nap.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Cipriano said...

God, so much of this particular blog is sooooooo me.
All except for your enjoying going to work. Good on you! That is really really neat. Must be a good feeling.
I know it not!
My job is about as enjoyable as repeatedly power-stapling your lip to a patch of linoleum!
But I am ADDICTED to Starbucks.
I LOVE getting books.
I HAVE about six times more books stacked up on a "to be read" pile than I can ever read even if I was reading FULL-TIME.
I WISH [and wish fervently] that my boss would get caught in a packing-crate bound for Siberia...
You have an interesting site here.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Johnny C. said...

Every time I buy something from Barnes And Noble and Borders they always ask if I would like to join the "Get books at a cheaper price" club. I always decline and say I can barely get through the books I already own, let alone get a membership card to get even more books at a lower price. I do this atleast once a pay period. I think I should maybe get one of those cards.

Enjoy your books!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually feel like emailing my letter of resignation to my boss while he is on his vacation, right now.

3:44 PM  
Blogger James said...

It's kind of liberating not having a boss at the moment.
My last boss, was never around when you needed him and when he was around, he caused more damage than good...

always looking for something to read....

1:25 AM  
Blogger RC said...

how great...i think reading such a high quanity of work must be very rewarding.

I too love reading but go in spurts of multi-book months and then some months i look at my books and say "why have i been reading the same book for weeks?"

--RC of

9:41 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

"Three books a week" makes me as nostalgic as if you'd brought up Power Man and Iron Fist.

10:40 AM  
Blogger poppedculture said...

I'm on perma vacation these days (part by choice, part not) and I still have a stack of books around me. Right now my tomes of choice are Douglas Coupland's JPod (which I'm quite enjoying despite only reading a few pages a day) and The Baby Name Wizard (which tells me how many ridiculous names there are.)

11:39 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

"I will rip open the box like a starving coyote to hold my newly arrived treasures."

Do coyotes get a lot of mail?

6:35 AM  

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