Date of visit: February 3, 2018
Ah, the Capitol Hill branch, my old stomping grounds — so close to the (big) QFC and CorePower Yoga, such a usefully located public bathroom.
I had to get a key cut and decided to go back to the ancestral (big) QFC; I tried selling some clothes at Crossroads (to limited success); I got a hamburger from Dick’s; I got some books from the library, and then had a flight of red wines at Aluel Cellars, where I asked no fewer than three questions per 1 oz pour.
Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown): The protagonist seems like such an excellent human being. She is fearless, confident, and brilliant; most of all, she refuses to take the easy way out of anything. I think I take the easy way out most times.
The History of Great Things (Elizabeth Crane): A mother and daughter write biographies and possible biographies of each other. I think the mother is dead. Again, two very cool-sounding people — the mother pursued a career as an opera singer despite all expectations to the contrary, and, eh, I can’t remember what the daughter does. I thinks she becomes a writer (so maybe this is autobiographical)?
Willful Disregard (Lena Andersson, translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death): And now, for a woman who seems all too-familiar and not at all cool — she’s a cerebral writer who lives a simple life until she gets a crush on one of her assignment subjects. The rest of the book is her willful disregard for all signals that he is not interested.
Terribly inconvenient that the story wasn’t Danish — then it could be Willful Disregård.
The fourth book in this batch was The Red Badge of Courage; which I’d first heard of through The Brady Bunch. It seems like a book that got assigned to middle schoolers.
Can’t wait for the next library visit!