Today’s the day, folks!!!
I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and gay…well, not really. What I REALLY feel like is: READING! Let’s get this party started!
On Thursday, I visited Kyobo bookstore in Daegu and picked up some lucky participant’s prize: a book about Korean culture. A Peep Into Korea , (published January 2007) was written by former expat Kevin J. Hayes, now a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. APIK is a gorgeously readable distillation of Hayes’ travel notes of trips he’s made into Korea for the past five years, accompanied by his Korean wife.
As far as I can tell, APIK has only been published in Korea, so this is something you won’t find at your local bookstore. The winner of this book will have a fun time learning all about Korea, for Hayes’ writing is lucid and entertaining, from what I’ve read of the book by scanning quickly. I had a dark moment in my bookwormy soul when I thought of keeping APIK for myself, but it’s too cool not to share. There’s another copy for me somewhere.
I’m starting things off by reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Even if his views send some readers into a frothy rage, they should be fair and admit that his writing style is delicious. I’m on page 86. There’s other stuff in the “readathon” pile. No biographies, though! Gotta be strict with myself, but who knows where that discipline will be in the waning hours of this endeavor.
Mr. Bybee has assured me that I will win. I told him that it wasn’t a contest. He said that I’d win, anyway. Pass the Visine, Mr. Bybee.