Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

a passage from my current book

Yesterday I was out and about (Christmas shopping, I need a sleigh for my windowsill), and realising it was lunchtime, I decided on the spur of the moment to try some sushi. I was going to do this sometime this summer anyway, and since I was standing right next to a "Cherry Blossom", today seemed like the perfect time.
I'd planned on trying sushi sometime in January or February, since I'd already used this year's "trial" for avocado.

Then of course I needed a book to read while I ate, so stopped in at the nearest secondhand book shop and picked up a copy of "A Deeper Sleep" by Dana Stabenow. (no, I've never heard of her (him?) either...) Off the bargain table for only $2.

The sushi was nice, the seaweed wrapper is an unusual taste, but not so unusual that I can't get used to it...
On the way home on the bus, I was still reading the book when I came across this bit that made me laugh out loud. (Heads were turned...I didn't care)

"And that was only if you didn't count the squatters, Kate thought, more of whom seemed to arrive everyday. Most of them had roseate expectations of a life at one with nature, and nature was reliably and enthusiastically prompt in disillusioning them. One guy pitched a tent on a bear track, and the bears, delighted by this change of diet, obligingly ate him and his girlfriend.  Another guy hiked out to a broken-down bus and sat there until he starved to death, having neglected to study the part of the noble savage lifestyle about learning to hunt."

If the rest of the book delights me as much, I'll be looking for more stories by this author!


  1. Just the stuff you want to be reading while gnawing on raw fish.

  2. I really like her books. She often has nice twists like the passage you have just shared with us. And I don't know that book of hers either - I must go looking. Glad your sushi experiment went so well.

  3. The seaweed wrapper sounds like nori rolls. I make them wrapped around sweet rice, a veggie and a little umeboshi plum. Yummm... Makes me hungry. Glad you are enjoying your book.

  4. I have sushi yesterday as well! So glad you finally got to try it. It's a bit confronting trying new things sometimes but at least then you can know if you really like it or not.

  5. I've done that many a time stumbled across a new author by sheer accident and got taken on a magical journey ya just can't beat it. I must give sushi a try one day :-).

  6. Delores; no raw fish for me, I chose chicken and vegetable varieties.

    EC; good to know that someone else has read her books and found them good. Now I'll go searching for more.

    Manzanita; they probably are nori rolls or something similar. I was watching the girls at the counter constructing them while making my flavour choices. They so quick and neat!

    Sarah; I chose flavours I was sure to like, teriyaki chicken, satay chicken and a veggie combo roll. I'll try the cooked tuna ones next time. And the tempura prawns. Maybe eventually the raw fish....

    Windsmoke; i love secondhand bookshops for this very reason. You really must give sushi a try. Even if you don't like the seaweed wrapper, the filling is good.

  7. I'll have to add him/her to my long list of writers to check out in future....

    Mmmmm, sushi ......