So, I have some new online addictions. Here they are.
1. FACEBOOK. Ian's been on my case for some time to make use of it. Courtney begged me. Froshty was the most recent family member to invite me. And then Fem came to visit. I've caved, despite all my inherent resistance, and have resurrected the old account I created eons ago when Becky (who, I'm sure, being far more hip and technologically savvy than I am, has moved on to bigger and better things at this time) first invited me. If you know me i.r.l. and have an account, come and find me. Not much there, but I'm taking my baby steps, you know?
2. GOODREADS. I don't know whether to curse or kiss the ground upon which Marissa walks, as she's the one who introduced me to this spot, which is a terrific one for sticking all the TBR titles I get from reading blogs. I'm having great fun trying to come up with 2-3 sentence descriptions (a self-imposed limit, because so many write way too much. They really ought to be book bloggers, which is where I expect to find lengthy essays) of all I'm reading/have read. I'd prefer to keep up with friends and family via this site, but (sigh), it seems most of my friends and family prefer to keep up with each other via Facebook.
3. WORLDCAT. The BEST! Where else am I going to go find out what libraries have which books I'm finding at Goodreads? Actually, Worldcat has the capability of being pretty much the same as Goodreads, but, unfortunately, I started all my tracking at Goodreads before I knew that. If I weren't so lazy, I'd go to the dealer and trade in my Saturn for this Jaguar.
Huh. Friends and books. They're not really new addictions, are they? They're just, you know, new cocktails for the alcoholic. Well, I'm about to spend a week in detox, as I head down to the Florida Keys sans laptop. Sort of. Accompanying me will be those tried-and-true, faithful little cocktails known as books. Here's what I'm taking:
For Key West Flavor:
The Mango Opera by Key West author Tom Corcoran (read it years ago, but want to re-read it, because it was the first book that ever made me long to visit Key West)
Because I'm learning to knit and this one was recently recommended:
The Friday Night Knitting Club
Because I'm halfway through both of these and can't possibly leave either one behind:
Ross Macdonald: A Biography
Hearts and Minds
Hoping to pick up some Hemingway while down there (and hoping to get over the irrational, life-long bias I've had against him. We'll see.
Now, if you happen to run into me in some seedy Internet cafe in Old Town, selling my body for one quick fix, please drag me back to the dive boat.