Saturday, November 20, 2010

The King Is Dead

This makes me very excited. January 18th is the official date for the new album 'The King Is Dead' by The Decemberists. Pre-Order starts 11/22, and I'll be splurging for vinyl. Read up on the story of their latest album 'The Hazards of Love' here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Books For Fall

I've been reading a lot this fall, here's a few titles.

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. (Great map, more books need maps.)


The House on Falling Star Hill. Great book with another great map.

Plain on the outside...

Blitzed Brits by Terry Deary. The Blitz is big in British museums right now, which also means the Blitz (and hoards of fallout shelter paraphernalia purchased from ebay) is big with my mom. We have nearly every book in the 'Horrible Histories' collection. All well written, and peppered with illustrations and cheeky jokes as shown below.

The Black Island and Tintin In Tibet by Herge. Can't wait for the Tintin movie! Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are cast perfectly for the Thomson Twins.