After two long years waiting for the translation, Killing Commendatore is finally in my hands! Last night, as soon as I could, I drove to the closest bookstore and searched for a copy. At first, it was nowhere to be found. I got worried but then I spotted it. Three copies only!
I turned each page lovingly, to make sure the pages weren’t bent. I removed the book jacket to reveal the surprise cover underneath. All was intact and now it is happily in my hands. What you see below is what’s underneath the bright blue cover.
I’ve read a few pages already and within just nine pages Murakami managed to include a faceless man, cats, mysterious women friends and ear talk. Where is my bingo card?
I am probably going to get this UK version too. The cover is so different from what we got here in the US. I think Chip Kidd only designed the US version though.
And under the UK cover:
Which do you prefer? The US cover on top? Or the UK cover on the bottom? Will you be picking up a copy?
This is a FREE weekend for me. Nothing planned. We may hit the bookstore. We may have lunch, or dinner or both. I might spend the afternoon reading or sipping coffee. Or, I could spend the day napping. I’m so happy about this.
About to make breakfast. Scrambled eggs with feta and some gluten-free toast.
Wizard of Oz auditions are behind us now. Callbacks are done. The final cast list posts on Tuesday. She went for the Wicked Witch and Glinda and was called back for Wicked Witch, Aunt Em and a dancing part. Think good thoughts, please. She has wanted to be the Witch since she was five.
We are technically in Fall Break, which means no school Monday and Tuesday but I have still have to work. On Monday afternoon I have to take The Girl to a dental appointment. It’s the only time I can take her since there’s no school.
I started Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver and oh my goodness, I am loving it.
I am still watching American Horror Story and Fear the Walking Dead. Both, have turned it up a notch.
The other day I was flipping channels and came across Tammy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Kathy Bates. It came out in 2014 but from the trailer I thought it was pretty stupid. I was wrong. It’s very funny and sweet. I kind of want to own it.
New Things I Tried:
This week I tried the following three products and all were winners, except that the lentil pasta smelled like weed but it was delicious. Please ignore the dead plant (planter of dirt) in the background.
This wine was pretty darn good for a $7 bottle. Very rich, a touch of sweetness but no bitterness or dryness. Smooth. Fruity but not too fruity. The gal at Trader Joe’s said that at their wine tasting, her co-workers described it as “syrupy”. It’s a thicker consistency and coats a glass if you know what I mean. Delicious.
These two. Very good but like I said above, the pasta smelled like weed but was so delicious and chewy for a gluten-free variety. The sauce was very good but “boozy”. Both from Trader Joe’s.
I get no kickbacks from TJ’s but have been shopping there a lot lately.
Variety. It’s good to change things around sometimes. The day-to-day routine gets old quickly.