I took a brief trip to the warehouse on Friday to stock up on glucosamine (for both the dog and me) and printer ink. While I was there, I also bought a wireless keyboard for my laptop. (I may post something on it later in the week.)
And a book. I cannot resist buying books on these shopping trips -- something I will really miss in Mexico.
This trip added another novel to my reading pile: Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens. I thoroughly enjoyed his first novel: The Dante Club. Erudite. Witty. Almost-literature.
So on the pile it goes to be read in Mexico.
Here is the inventory of my Mexico-bound reading:
- The Last Dickens -- Matthew Pearl
- Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish -- Joseph J. Keenan
- Western Mexico: A Traveller's Treasury -- Tony Burton
- Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith -- Anne Lamott
- A Lincoln -- Ronald C. White, Jr.
- Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- H.W. Brands
- Deja Reviews: Florence King All Over Again -- Florence King
- Breakthrough -- Harry Turtledove
- Blood and Iron -- Harry Turtledove
- The Center Cannot Hold -- Harry Turtledove
- The Victorious Opposition -- Harry Turtledove
- Return Engagement -- Harry Turtledove
- Drive to the East -- Harry Turtledove
- The Grapple -- Harry Turtledove
- In at the Death -- Harry Turtledove
I will also take several of the books that helped me prepare for my trip. I listed them in lamps unto my feet.
That should keep my reading habit satisfied for my first six months in Mexico. But I will need to find a supplier soon after that.
Amazon and Powell's Books will be on my speed dial.