booze and books

Booze and books–not in that order, are sort of my life’s interests (also, the internet, so this post really ties that all up). I have been enjoying a bit of both while here. i went on the cocktail tour and had:

a Pimm’s Cup–one of the best drinks I have ever had.

a Scarlett O’Hara–Southern Comfort and cranberry. Meh SoCo’s not my thing

a plantation punch-pink!

I also want to try a Crescent City Cooler if I have time.

I have also had a lot of Abita beer. The amber is the most prevalent, which I am not so fond of. The Turbodog is good, but the Restoration Ale is AMAZING. And it benefits rebuilding.

Now to the books!

I always get a lot of books at ALA but today was a superhaul. Included:

and the one I am MOST EXCITED about, from SoftSkull press, who are AMAZING:

As a kid, when I went to used bookstores, I always wondered how people got so lucky to get advanced reader’s copies. I have now become such a person. Way to go me. 17 year old me would be totally proud!  I also got to tour the BookTV van, which was completely exciting.  Yeah, I am a dork.


  1. Heidi says:

    Ah the almighty Pimm’s. A secret recipe known only to seven or something like that–you’ll have to get yourself a bottle now! Did they serve it with a cucumber slice?

  2. Chad says:

    I’m guessing you already know about the Left Behind video game coming out in December–just in time for the “holy”-days. Yikes.

  3. Idun says:

    The Hipster Haiku was a funny read, but once you’ve read it, you’ve read it.

    I really like Are You A Geek? Let’s face it, if you need a book to tell you, you are.

  4. jenny says:

    I did not know about the video game. I am excited!

    Are You a Geek was super lame. It was an internet quiz made into a book. laaaaaaaaaaame.

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