Bookmobile Wednesday: Self-help books & Sigur Ros

I know I've been hanging around a certain someone too much when I start checking out business-related self-help books from the library.  Hopefully that is somewhat balanced out by some Vonnegut.  No wait, that's one of his favorite writers too.  Man I need to get me something girlier next time.

Enjoy the Sigur Ros and Lila Downs.


Clarifying questions about Bookmobile Wednesday

Here it is, Bookmobile Wednesday.  What I didn't realize is that some people don't actually know what Bookmobile Wednesday is.  Or, at least, what a Bookmobile is.

The Bookmobile is this fantastic service provided by my local city library .  It's a mobile library that makes stops throughout the city--that is, a giant truck filled with books, DVDs, music, etc. that comes to you, rather than you having to go to the library.  One of the Bookmobile's weekly stops is right in front of my office building, every Wednesday from 12:45pm - 1:45pm.  Besides the fact that it severely cuts down on the possibility of overdue penalties, you can also go online to search the library catalog, and if you see something you like, you can request  that it be delivered to you on the Bookmobile.  

The guy who mans the Bookmobile, Cody, is a total mensch.  I write him almost weekly with all kinds of crazy music requests, and he very gamely grabs all my requests from the library shelves and has them ready and waiting for me on the Bookmobile every week.  He also happens to have a very comprehensive taste in music, as most of the music on the Bookmobile are purchases he made.  And if they don't happen to stock the exact album you're looking for, Cody is very open to hearing suggestions for his next round of library acquisitions.  It's a great system.

When I started going to the Bookmobile, I just blindly grabbed 10-15 CDs at a time, at random, in hopes of re-educating myself in music.  And each week I try to post a couple songs I like for your listening pleasure!  So without further ado, this week's picks.

I'm baaaack. With Bookmobile Wednesday.

It's been nuts.  No time to think except to help Garry move in and watch back to back episodes of GG.  Blair and Chuck are super hot together.  So terrible and so awesome.

Anyway, I've been utterly truant with my posting.  Here's the last two weeks' worth of things I checked out from the bookmobile.  I am on a fantasy novel kick, hence the Tanith Lee, M.M. Kaye and Francesca Lia Block.  And may I recommend the Sick Puppies.  A bit whiny yes, but both the male lead singer and the female bassist are just too beautiful, it makes my heart ache.  Enjoy!

Bookmobile Wednesday: 5 days late

Sorry, last week was pretty busy at work.  But never fear, I still made it to the bookmobile and checked out some good stuff, including Clay Pigeons with one of my favoritest actress/comediennes ever, and the Counting Crows' seminal album.  I am still not sure if my love/admiration for the Counting Crows can quite outweigh my utter hatred of Maroon 5, or I would buy a ticket to their upcoming concert at Shoreline.  Ah well.