14 June 2009

In the criminal justice system, there are ampersands.


Did a little non-shopping after brunch yesterday. My friend bought: Toby Barlow's SHARP TEETH, Lionel Shriver's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Bryan Lee O'Malley's SCOTT PILGRIM'S PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE (vol. 1) and Josh Kilmer-Purcell's I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS.

Another book which I considered buying for its puntastic title: Lynne Sharon Schwartz's NOT NOW, VOYAGER.

We also walked by, but didn't stop in, a specialty mystery bookstore I had never seen before called Partners & Crime, which itself kind of sounds like something for which "Law & Order" is the lead-in.

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If you find yourself unoccupied in New York tonight, come to the Women of Mystery reading at KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St.) at 7. A friend of mine works for sponsor Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and recent James Ellroy jousting partner Sarah Weinman is on the bill. I'll be there in disguise as a person cool enough to hang out at KGB all the time.

2 comments:

Wade Garrett said...

I don't know how to unpack the sentence 'cool enough to hang out at KGB all the time.'

Ellen said...

Since I've been in the building but never in the bar, I intend to adopt the dress and habits of the people I see standing around outside smoking and looking vaguely dissatisfied. Or perhaps I'll just put on some clich├ęd hipster glasses and call it a day, which is how the real KGB was infiltrated.