Nov 2 2010

Offsite writing locations — the search continues



Checking out the Funky Monkey Cafe and Gallery.

I have high hopes for this place.  I felt right at home as soon as I walked in.   Posters in the windows for upcoming live music, bulletin board covered in local flyers.   Weird art on the wall (Day of the Dead themed, to suit the season).  Chalkboard on the wall for a menu — although someone here is an artist, judging by the cool lettering.

Latte is GREAT!    Waiting for my BLT….

Check out the monkey behind me.   I am loving this monkey.

It’s possibly a bit noisy, but I’m here at what’s probably their busiest time on a non-music evening.

Plus: the background music coming over the loudspeakers is non-horrible.

And: The flyers for the live music look really promising.

Also: my BLT arrived, and it is to die for.

Now: is it possible to actually write here?   Let’s see….

Nov 2 2010

Valente’s Habitation of the Blessed — officially out now


Catherynne M. Valente’s Habitation of the Blessed, which we started discussing with Thursday’s Post, and continuing into the comments, is now out in the actual official hard-copy version, so you can buy it today!.

But I must say, it was fun to be able to read it early in the Kindle Version. (Nyah, as they say, Nyah!)

My thanks to Sabine for posting during the discussion, and being all enthusiastic. You’re the best.

It’s not too late to have your say! Post a comment here, or in the original discussion post comments

Plus, Ms. Valente herself is doing a contest/giveaway at her blog. Do check it out — you want these items!