03 August 2009

Why I love Brooklyn

So Jake and I spent Sunday in the neighborhoods near our own. First we headed down to Park Slope where we and a friend out waited the rain in Ozzie's. Then we went to the local indie bookshop where I picked up a children's book called "The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Dithering Djinn" by post-modernist extraordinaire Donald Barthelme. Jake got a zombie terrorism police procedural thriller (which somehow was not post-modernist?).

Then we headed back up Vanderbilt, stopping in Unnameable Books. Since the two used bookstores on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn closed, we were both pretty excited to check out this new hybrid new/used bookstore. While there, we started discussing comics with a woman there, who blogs about books and comics. We didn't get her name, but she gave us the name of her blog and recommended some awesome books before we left for home.

I checked out her blog, and would happily recommend it to anyone interested in literary fiction. And literary science fiction. And literary fantasy.

I don't want to say that this is the kind of thing that only happens in the big city. But let's face it: it is.

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