I leave for Syracuse, NY TOMORROW night. I’m flying through the night and getting there in the morning–fun, I know–and then I have the rest of the day to rest and get settled before classes start on Saturday. I’m going to be there for a week long residency, with 8 hours of class a day, plus homework in the evenings. O__o I’ll be staying in the dorms, which I’ve never done before, so that will be a new experience. (You never what experiences will matter later or be helpful…)
I’ve loaded up my Nook with lots of library books, some rereads, and a bunch of samples from B&N. This will be my first time travelling with my Nook, and I’ve got an 8 hour trip on the way there and 12 hours on the way back, so I’m thankful I can carry enough reading material to cover that! I know last year when I was coming back from BEA, where I got a bunch of free books, I brought three or four with me on the plane and still had to scramble during a layover in SF to find another one. Which turned out to be a good thing because I found the 2nd Dexter book and bought it and got hooked. I’d seen the show, but didn’t know what to expect from the books. But they’re AWESOME. And they go in different directions than the show. I won’t spoil anything, but I will say that the show doesn’t parallel the books all that much (though I can’t speak for the first one because I still haven’t read it yet–I get the impression it’s pretty similar to the first season, though there are some big differences) and they have their own story lines and a great voice–well worth reading.
Did you know that Chameleon Circuit released a new album yesterday? If you haven’t heard of them, they write songs about Dr. Who and they’re amazing. Their first album was good, and their new one, Still Got Legs, just blows me away. I can’t stop listening to it. You can listen to the whole thing for free here.