In The Pleasure Groove

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’m trying to get out if that habit and in one of writing at least 2 or 3 times a week like I used to. My main reason that I haven’t yet is work, of course. Usually, once I get home, I don’t feel like doing much of anything at all. This is a very busy time for my line of work, though, so once things settle down after the holidays, I think I’ll feel like doing more.

Not too much has happened since my last update, but one very big event for me was going to see John Taylor (Duran Duran) at his talk and signing event in Chicago on October 30th. The trip there was a bit exhausting as most car trips are. Chicago is 5 hours away from where I am, so it’s not really a short ride. The event itself was at the City Winery, which is a very nice place! I would love to go there again when I have a bit more time. It was nice inside and one thing I really liked were the wine bottle shaped lights.

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Later on, when waiting in line for the signing, we got to see them close up.

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My friend and I shared a plate of cheeses, which were delicious. I’m not big on blue cheese, but it tasted rather good with honey.
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The talk and reading session with John was very good and amusing. Musically speaking, John has always been someone I look up to, so getting to listen to him talk about and read from his book and meet him was a dream come true for me, even if the meeting was a bit rushed due to time and how many were there. I enjoyed it!

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I also had a book autographed for a friend in Japan. It’s a surprise present, so I hope she’ll like it. She’s a fan too, of course. John had some fun with her name though, haha. She goes by Chicako, so since we were in Chicago he was amused and wrote hers “To Chicako, From Chicago”.

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I think she’ll like it!

Anyway, the book is good, so go buy it!

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Ending here for now, but I have more to post later today.

Absolute Midnight

Somehow this slipped under my radar…

That has to be one of the best trailers that I have seen made for a book. Why hasn’t this series been made into movies yet? I think they would be fantastic.

While I’m on the subject of books, here’s my book list for this year (so far):

The Magician by Lev Grossman (*currently reading)
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Abarat by Clive Barker (*re-reading this one)
Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker (*also re-reading)
Abarat: Absolute Midnight by Clive Barker

This list will probably get bigger. Suggestions are welcomed!