Thank you so much, Suzie, for Lynda Barry's book. When I look at even the cover it makes me think of hwen I was a girl and in books like this I would look so closely at every page, drinking in every image and noticing every detail. I'm excited to have that kind of look at this book!
I'm continuing to try and read some poetry, and this is the second from this years Governor General's list that I've tried. I was so excited about the cover, it felt very fantasy-meets-reality but the poems are all very centred in reality and quite serious dealing with love, loss and addiction. It's amazing how emotionally charged just a few words on a line can be. This one was a very intense read, but also had some lighter-'n-clever ones including one that was in the style of airline flight announcement about marrying the person to your left. That one really got me. I wonder what I'll read next.
Remember that sketchy place I was telling you about in my hood that you can get booze at? Looks like they are opening up a big store soon. At first I was excited but then I thought, well, they might not sell the wine I like and having a big liquor store in the hood might not be a great thing? I took this photo on my way to the library across lots of ice. We do not have the infrastructure for this weather so damn it, warm up!!! Only for the last season of Downton Abbey the day before a huge snowstorm would I make this trek.