Tuesday, December 09, 2008

For the journey

I catch my train to Ottawa in just a little while, though I still have to shower/dress, pack, and shovel snow in the meantime. My stack of books, however, has been prepared. As this is a train journey I am taking all by myself (which happens rarely) to a most special event, I decided that now was a fitting time for me to finally read Carol Shields' Dressing Up for the Carnival-- the last of Shields' books I had to be read. I am also bringing Darkmans by Nicola Barker, and Consequences by Penelope Lively, The Paris Review Interviews Vol. 1, and a stack of periodicals that I'll probably ignore just as I have done so during the last two months they've been sitting at my bedside.