Daily Doodle. 10/15/09.

October 20, 2009

Oh my, I’m behind on my doodling. And my blogging. It’s got to be October. Why is the month of October always so difficult for me? I don’t know, but it is. It’s clinically impossible! It’s also half over, so I’ll keep slogging through and hopefully by November, I’ll have caught up with myself.

I’m currently re-reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, which is my favorite of all the books. (Though that is wicked tough to pin down, it still holds the top spot with Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell and Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac rounding out the top 3.) I’ve also been reading 2666, but currently I’m stuck. I need to sit down with it some time when I’m not at work and get through the section detailing the crimes central to the plot and then I’ll be good. I’ve lost a lot of my nerve (or stomach) in my old age and I’m no longer as able as I used to be to read depictions of violence without feeling all weird in my unhappy place. I actually stopped reading a book about death a few months back, which is totally unheard of for me, but it was all crime scene crime scene crime scene and I couldn’t take anymore after 150 or so pages. Anyhow, I’ve returned to my favorite book as a sort of brain-cleanser, and I love being re-united with it.

I also love the cover, which I did a drawing of last week. No, it’s not upside down. Or rather, the bird *is* upside-down, but the drawing isn’t. (Also: the little pink lines in the middle are a sunset-sort of effect on the clouds which just did not translate at all when put through the scanner.)

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