Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Book Hype, Baseball Chatter and Jack Reacher
I'm thinking of adding a new subtitle to this blog. The Misadventures of Super Librarian: A Shadowfever Free Zone. What do you think? I think it's catchy as hell. The problem with this plan is that I'll have to change the subtitle for the next book that comes along that I get sick of hearing/reading about. Everywhere. All over of the damn place.
And anyone else notice how it always seems to be a paranormal and/or urban fantasy title? What's up with that? (OK, I'm probably not being fair here. I can think of two category romance authors and one recent historical that have gotten mountains of attention as well. I'm just picking on paranormal because I'm obviously PMS-ing....)
Cutie Patootie Armando Galarraga (He Of The Almost Perfect Game fame) has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sigh. So long Armando. I shall miss ye.
Another one of our former pitchers, Mike Maroth has announced his retirement. Maroth's claim to infamy is that way back in 2003 (when my Tigers sucked more than an army of vacuum cleaners) he was thrown to the wolves and lost 21 games. He stuck around in Detroit a couple more years, pitched half-way decent, and was eventually traded to St. Louis. Injuries led to set-backs, a couple of stints in the minors, and now Maroth is bidding adieu to the game. By all accounts a stand-up guy, a great person. It's always sad when one of the "good guys" leaves the game behind. However, I have no doubt Maroth will do just fine on "the outside."
In happier news, Tigers catcher Alex Avila got married during the office season. Here's a blog post about it from Tommy Lasorda. Yes, that Tommy Lasorda. There's also a very lovely photo. His new bride looks so happy....and skinny. Wearing a dress I'd give up a kidney for if only I'd look half as good wearing it.
I think I might hate that bitch.
(Joking, I'm joking! I'm sure she's a lovely girl).
Killing Floor by Lee Child. This is the first Jack Reacher book. So far? It's OK. I think I'm about 5 chapters in. Jury is still out if I'll lurve it enough to keep going on the series, but it's been a pleasant commute listen thus far.
As for my actual reading-reading (you know, not listening) - I was going great guns earlier in the month, but have read a whopping 40 pages of my current read in 4 days. Not the book's fault. Chalk it up to Real Life. Stupid Real Life. Always getting in the way of my reading.....