My boy's headed off on a business trip to the Northeast for the next few days so that leaves me and the dog to keep ourselves occupied. That means I will probably edit and re-edit my photo blog (although it's published it's not exactly the end product yet), watch sappy movies (Anne of Green Gables anyone?), and chase my dog around the house pulling random objects out of his mouth such as beer bottles from the recycling bin, my favorite books, anything that could possibly be valuable, and clothes I unfortunately forgot to pick up off the floor. Extra points for underwear. And of course work, because that's what I do most of the time. But if I find myself with some extra free time, I'd love to settle down into the corner of our big comfy couch and read a good book.
My reality is that I do so much work on the computer (editing, blog creating, and dealing with thousands of photos for my day job), that I start to really miss reading the written word... written on paper. I ordered the Lamb by Christopher Moore because I heard it was hilariously funny, but I have to wait for it to come in the mail. I'm afraid to go back to the library because I just know I'm going to get lectured by the middle aged women that run the place about not bringing their books back for over 3 months. The books I have (that get nibbled by mr. puppy mouth on a daily basis) are ones I've read at least 3 times each, mostly stolen from my sister to be honest. Buying books from the grocery store? I don't even have to go there, you know what kind of books are stocked on those shelves. So if I happen to magically have time to go downtown and find a bookstore, does anyone have any suggestions for awesome literature to read? Fiction preferably, I like to get lost in other people's imaginations. After I join the cool club of people that have time to read, can we please all sit down in our respective living rooms and listen to this mix? It's actually best listened to very loud. Or you can just skip to the good stuff and listen to these albums separately. Jakob Dylan thanks to my good friend Bird on a Wire and Band of Horses, well, because they're Band of Horses. And Mumford and Sons because their album is kick ass. So please, really, listen to this mix, because whether or not you know it, you need this music.