Monday, July 14, 2008

The Devil Spreads His Own Ugly Light



I'm reading Isabella Moon in the above picture, dressed in my usual reading outfit. Seriously, this is a great book -- spellbinding, scary, and fun. I'd give a plot outline, but why the hell would I do that when you guys should go buy it? I love the characters, their complications and sadnesses, their secret and public lives, the intersections. Let's face it -- what's life without some scary intersections? I was reading it as I was getting my hair done, and one of the patrons of the salon said, That book looks really good. And she is right. Laura is a rare combination for a practioner of the literary arts -- a deeply kind person and a great writer. And really good looking. Like I said, rare as hell. Check out her blog in my links -- and the website for her novel is amazing.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"You can sing the blues in church if you use the words right." Son House

Cocktail Hour
Drinking television suggestion: Generation Kill (Not for the weak of heart, just so you know.)

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Monday!

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll pop over and have a look at her blog.

Anonymous said...

She covers her faces with hands!--Short bus and Special

laughingwolf said...

thx michelle, will have a look....

Anonymous said...

You look good reading in or out of your usual outfit, if you know what I mean.--Rodney Dangerfield

Laura said...

I am here to attest that--having spent a week with Michelle at Tinker Mountain Writer's Workshop--she really does look this lovely every day. I never saw her that she wasn't wearing some cheering frock and a beatific smile!

Maybe I'm just old, but I remember the days when my mother dressed me up for trips to the doctor or dentist or for shopping downtown. Never for reading, though--Let's start a trend! xo

Anonymous said...

Like my red tale?--Beelzebub