from the bottom:
the twelve month gardener was a present from winifred. it is west coast specific and encouraging in a jolly kind of way. i like it.
jokes and the unconscious is a confronting graphic novel about the author's father dying. it is written by Daphne Gottlieb, and illustrated by Diane Dimassa, of hothead fame.
buffy the vampire slayer season eight, part two, is not as good as part one, and not as good as the telly series. hmm.
continuing my peter carey phase is oscar and lucinda, which i'm actually not enjoying very much.
i got the bill bryson on special and i'm not enjoying that much either. i think i'm over his sense of humour.
tove janson's fair play, on the other hand, is thoughtful and quiet and thought-provoking and so carefully written, lovingly translated and beautifully presented. she is the author of moomintroll fame, and this is one of her few adult novels translated into english. i got it in paris.
code of the woosters is comfort reading. i'm told my grandpa liked p.g.wodehouse, which is kind of cool. the cow creamer, jeeves, the cow creamer!
i went walking is one of my favourite board books, with lovely illustrations by julia vivas. perfect for the little person in your life.
to the right is (sing-a-long now!) baaaaaaby beluuuuuuuga!
then the lonely planet guide to canada, well thumbed, and my new guide to cycling in british columbia, both for planning my weekend away.