Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Natural (Devastating?) occurrences brought on by Nick's literary whim!

Have you heard the news? Do you know what the going's on in the Pacific Ocean are? The signs are all there. GIANT SQUIDS. Giant squids are taking over the waters off the coast of California. I find this quite remarkable. It may be a little known fact that my childhood ran wild in California and like the classic Eagles' song, Hotel California says, "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave." These lyrics help to illustrate my deep connection's role in the onslaught of Giant squids...

Not more than a week ago, the same time the squids were first spotted, I began reading Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters (The same authors as JZ's recent read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

Is the presence of these Giant Squids a coincidence, or do I now inadvertently control forces of nature based on my literary interest at that moment. I still have quite a few chapters ahead of me and we shall see if the "sport" of hunting these peaceable creatures will go unpunished? I will keep you in the loop and with a swish and quirt of ink, I am out.

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  1. Wow! Fascinating post. I'm really interested in hearing more about the book. How do they incorporate the sea monsters? What happens to the Dashwood family? What's the plot? How many pages are there? You know, I'm just interested in general information that anyone who "read" this book would know. :)

  2. I would be happy to tell you all that you want to know about this book, when we live in a time when one "read" a book, rather than "reads" a book. How purile!

  3. Touche DiCola, touche. Of course I meant to say that you "have read" this book when in fact you are only currently reading it. Thank you for correcting me, we all know that everyone loves a cheeky wordsmith.