24 Books Update

1 down, 23 to go!

I finished reading Zero History last night and like most of the Gibson books it takes a while to build up but the action is all at the end. The action was pretty great but the reveals were what really made it. I thought the action at the end of Spook Country was much better but this book, having met most of the characters previously, was a good second parter to Spook Country. I would talk more about it but I don’t want to spoil it if you (whoever you are) are going to read it.

I finished sometime after midnight and then started Googling things like Gabriel Hounds and Hollis Henry, like I always do when I finish a Gibson book. Nothing aside from book reviews came up though, that was expected but also a little disappointing.

Now I’ve started on Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, which I guess is aover 10 years old now! The copy I have has a new Preface that was written in 2000 which was some time after the first edition of the book came out and the whole of the restaurant world had a chance to read it.

I watch No Reservations now and can’t really believe he’s been around for 10+ years doing this kind of stuff. Mostly because Bourdain didn’t really enter my atmosphere until a year ago, people don’t exist outside my realm of awareness.

Once Upon A Weekend

Oct 2/3
Bridal Shower
Matt & Kim
Dim Sum

Oct 9/10
Bachelorette Party
Bachelorette Brunch

Oct 16/17
Visit parents
Post zombiewalk party

Oct 23-25
Lake Tahoe trip

Oct 29-31
Halloween Party
Sneaky Nietzsche

Nov 6/7
Santa Cruz trip

Nov 13/14
Rehearsal Dinner
(a different wedding) Reception

Nov 20/21
San Francisco trip

Nov 25 – 28
Thanksgiving at parents’

One day I will once again have a weekend in which I have no plans

New York Fashion Week

okay so I didn’t go to New York Fashion Week. I didn’t even go to New York. I did, however, watch this video from the lovely Garance Dore that was make from clips recorded at the Alexander Wang show after party at fashion week:

There’s going to be a wedding!

Well there was a wedding. A mighty fine one at that. Stress levels were high, as were family politics and well, the bridal party. At the end of the day though they got married and that was what we were all there for.