Slightly Peckish Tuesday
7 September, 2010
is here again, so check out what sweets I’ve been scoffing in Paris on Umamimart. I know, it’s been a while since my trip, but I can still dream about it right?
In bookish news, the Hugo Awards for Best Novel has been awarded jointly to China Miéville for The City & The City and Paolo Bacigalupi for The Wind-Up Girl which you can read about here. I guess this means I really have to read Miéville’s book now. No more excuses. And I also want to read The Wind-up Girl which has had some incredible reviews in the sff blogosphere.
The Huffington Post has an interesting post : 13 books nobody’s read but say they have. I can proudly say I haven’t read any of the titles mentioned except for Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. But then I did study astrophysics.
The Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2010 was announced today. I’m sad David Mitchell didn’t make it. What do you all think? Have you read any of the titles? And more importantly, who do you think will win? I have no clue.
And finally, what’s with James Franco? As well as acting in an eclectic mix of films (Spiderman, Pineapple Express) he’s also in this hilarious trailer for Gary Shteyngart‘s new book Super Sad True Love Story (which I’m dying to read), studying for several degrees, publishing a book, modelling and starring in Howl, a biopic about Alan Ginsberg. Can the man do no wrong?