Hello, friends. Tomorrow is Thursday, November 29 and I will be in Calgary, Alberta! Specifically, I will be doing two readings at different branches of the Calgary Public Library.Reading 1: Crowfoot Library 8665 Nose Hill Drive 11-12:30 p.m. Reading 2: Village Square Library 2623 56 St NE 2 – 3 p.m.
Both readings are open to the public so if you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you. I’ll also be signing after each reading.
I am really looking forward to visiting Calgary for the first time, but for the past few days I’ve also been consumed by an extremely worthy question: what will I read on the way? I have a roughly 12-hour journey each way, if you factor in transit time. It won’t be my favourite part of this week, that’s certain, but it’s also a terrific chance to immerse myself in a few books. So far, I’m thinking of these.
I’ve read bits and pieces of The Urban Bestiary, and it’s absolutely delightful. I can’t wait to learn to see all these common (and frequently pesky) urban animals through Haupt’s affectionate, knowledgeable eyes.
I’m really quite excited about Death Comes to Pemberly. I’m just a little nervous that my hopes might be too high.
My friend Jill recommended this one, with the strict warning that I might find myself bawling in public. I am okay with that.
Any other suggestions, readers? For me, a travel book needs to be extremely compelling, so that I can read through discomfort and frustration. I need to feel as though I’m spending time with someone smart and interesting. And apart from that, I’m wide open. Suggestions?