books and maps

What if you could travel along the time-space continuum (something like that) and visit a planet stuck in another time dimension? Say, Tudor England, with King Henry VIII on the throne? On a distant moon: ancient Rome or Renaissance Italy. Of course, you would have to be careful where you end up and you’d want to stay clear of the action, but it would be a heck of a vacation. If this is already a novel please do tell me the title. I recently had a fantastically frightening dream about a little boy who had been secretly injected with superhuman powers at birth (complete with terrifying side effects) but a friend informed me that this sounded a lot like “Heroes”.

Tom and I went to Maine this weekend (planet earth, current dimension) to see family and visit the Emerson Bookstore which sadly is going out of business. They have an amazing collection of maps and prints: Tom bought old maps of Maine fairly littered with the name Libby (yeah, we liked that) and another that marked the property of R. Libbey – his many-times-great-grandfather. I bought some books from the folklore/mythology section because that’s how I roll these days. You can learn a lot from a person by seeing what shelves they gravitate toward in a bookstore.

Still reading a lot – I’ve mentioned The Magicians, which I loved. And I’ve been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7. The musical episode, “Once More with Feeling,” is just brilliant.

Published in: on February 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Oops! I meant Buffy season 6. I stand corrected.

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