October 25, 2011


Today is the best kind of day. Today, I am starting a new book.

But not just any new book - the best kind of new book. A book by an author I love. A book I pre-ordered and tracked obsessively as it slowly made it's way towards me across the country.

Today, I start reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.

The achy anticipation reminds me of how album releases used to be before digital music was prevalent. The importance of the thing's physicality, of holding and feeling something you're about to devour. Trying to pace yourself, trying to remember how chords, phrases, characters first struck you. Trying not to forsake personal hygiene and loved ones while under the spell.

Wish me luck.