Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The return of At the Cafe Bohemian
It feels like months since I've been on the air. Tonight marks the return of my world music show, At the Cafe Bohemian, on KZSU, Stanford. I'm really looking forward to being back on. I've missed it. I'm torn between doing an all new music show or pulling old favorites. Either way, I invite you turn in, either on the radio, the internet, on through iTunes. It'll be a grand night for music, I guarantee it.

So I'm currently slogging through this month's book group selection, The Night Gardener, by George Pelecanos. With apologies to the Lurker (who chose it), I really could not care less. It's one of those books I have to force myself to pick up. What makes it worse is that I'm also reading a book that I'm enjoying greatly (The Unburied by Charles Palliser). It's very difficult to put that down to pick up something that I find, quite frankly, dull. The book got rave reviews, and I usually enjoy mysteries, but this one just took so damned long to get to the actual crime that I just lost interest. Plus there are a lot of characters that I don't like but whom I know extremely well (perhaps better than I'd like). This is one book big on character development and small on anything actually happening.

I feel sorry for my beloved friend, The Foreigner, who will be joining our book group for the first time. Trust me, it'll get better! Honest! However I still look forward to next Monday when our book group meets -- it truly is one of the highlights of my month. Great friends, interesting conversation (often more interesting than the actual book), it's a total joy.


mama d said...

Thanks for the reminder, I'm enjoying the world beat as I type!

The Foreigner said...

I didn't think the book was all that bad. Just hated the ending. Looking forward to joining the book club.