Sunday, March 29, 2009

Odds & Ends

I finished Until I Find You. Finally. All 820 pages. It took me a month (Kinda'. I read another book in the middle of that time.).

I used to read John Irving all the time. When a new book came out, I was the first to buy it. Then he got a bit boring. It was the same old, same old. Nothing special.

Oh, I wanted him to entertain me again. I kept hoping. Unfortunately, he let me down a few too many times and I gave up on him.

However, one night I was sitting in an airport waiting for the Bassman and this book was in the bookstore. It looked like it had potential so I gave it a try.

I am glad I did. Yes, some of it was typical Irving (strong woman who is not particularly likeable, a wrestling son, Toronto) but, and here is the catch, he made me laugh! It's not what I would call a comedy by any stretch but any book that can make me laugh out loud is okay by me.

Another thing that can make me laugh out loud? THE BASSMAN!

This is him out in Colorado. I thought I would share the picture so you will be able to pick him out of a crowd.


Anonymous said...

so much for anonymity.
ps: i don't do autographs, except on paychecks

Anonymous said...

So is Bassman the odd or the end??

annest said...

I love the hair.....

Misfit in Paradise said...

Probably the Odd.

Anonymous said...

what? nothing new today??
you paynothing towards royalties after posting my picture, and i can't even get a newblog update out of it?????