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Children | Joy | Book Rec

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After the joys of school visits with 11yo children, there was the joy of printing at "work". I could moan more, but that would get too identifying for words. And that's without the dots on the horizon being zulu warriors and you are standing next to Michael* Caine.

I am basking in a happy feedback induced glow.

And, on the reading front, "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon has picked up more speed and anything involving a farcical Bond-ian escape from some nasty people while handcuffed to a bed has to be very good.

For the unwary, "work" is my volunteer job of a vague archaeological nature

And I really cannot spell Micheal without a spell checker.
  • I've heard nothing but awesome for "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" so I think it is time to wander down to the library and reserve it.

    I'm MARRIED to a Michael and I always forget how to spell it. *bonding moment*

    • Go now. It is awesome.

      I'm just related to one and my boss misspells my name constantly, so doing it myself is frustrating as heck.
  • I just bought that Chabon book! It starts off a little slow, you say? Hrrrrmph. The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay is one of my all-time favourite books, and I really need to check out more Chabon. Obviously. Let me know how the novel turns out, okay?
    • I've had a copy of K&C since high school (I was the girl who spent her dinner money in the 2nd hand bookshop next to Kwik Fit), but failed to get into it and *waves at room bursting with books*

      It doesn't start slow as much as it suddenly accelerates 2/3 through. It is absolutely fascinating and a great how-to for building your alternative universe. And there is a lot of yiddish, but most of it is stuff that works from context and the rest is the urge to end questions "nu?"

      I've just finished it and is brilliant. Also Berko the half-Tinglit Jewish policeman (the partner of the pov character) is just wonderful in a hundred fantastic ways. I rate it ♥

      I spent some time in the library looking for another (it was that or dig through a thousand books in all manners of storage), which was a lemon, of course, but I think he is now on the "check every time for a book" list. Well, it had tJPU; but that was because I borrowed it.
  • I'm reading on the Train -- so have only gotten as far as the Mob Rebbe.

    I adore that concept.... :)
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