I’m just going to ramble here. Happy Monday!
First, I’m excited to note that I will be meeting Dawn of Too Fond of Books today for coffee, cinnamon rolls and lingonberries at the Boston area IKEA. Copley will be in attendance, as well. Expect photos.
Second, I have an idea and not sure how to introduce it but maybe bold-on is best…
Anyone interested in playing Twitter Oscar Bingo with me?
I got the idea for the Bingo part from a blog that a friend in KCMO emailed me about and since I don’t have any IRL friends who would likely want to come to my house to watch the big show, I wondered if any of my TWIT friends would want to play. The origin of the Bingo idea is credited to Jess, the creative genius at How About Orange and the post where she offers up Bingo cards is from last Friday. <— click on that line to learn more.
MY IDEA is this: the first 1o people who want to play shall leave me a comment here [and then an email so I can have your snail mail address] and I will send out the cards (actually 8×11 piece of regular copy paper…) and then we agree to twitter our shout outs during the Academy Awards on March 7th.
I can probably have a prize of chocolate cranberries since I live in the cranberry capital of the world. (I know it’s debatable but so what. Wiki says so…)
I just think it might be fun to sort-of kind-of watch the Oscars with somebody since I’m sure the Hub will toddle off to bed to watch Food Network while I stay late to watch the whole darn thing on the big screen.
Third – I will be the one who gets to recommend a book for the April Book Club and I want to read a book that has had a movie adapted so I’m gathering a list. Anyone know of something good that will be rentable by April? I already know that I want to have choices of Up in the Air and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee story (anyone SEEN that one?) and maybe Children of Men by PD James. Perhaps Inkheart?…
Fourth, books! I received a few books in the mail this past week.
Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain (finished it yesterday!)
Chow Hounds by Ernie Ward, DVM
Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk
Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (not in time for photo)
If you want to play Twitter Oscar Bingo – let me know! Only the first 10…