Bret's Cultural Consumption

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October 19, 2008
By Bret



  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart
  • A Day at El Bulli by Ferran Adria
  • a few books which have slipped my mind...


  • Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino
  • Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon

Nightstand: (subject to change at any moment)

  • The Complete Fairy Tales by George MacDonald
  • Looking for Calvin and Hobbes... by Nevin Martell
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding


  • Didn't It Rain by Songs: Ohia
  • both albums by Bifrost Music
  • Christmas albums by Over the Rhine, Sufjan Stevens, etc.
  • lots of music at and


  • Old seasons of Scrubs
  • Star Trek (the new one)
  • Whatever Natalie wants to watch (recently: Curious George, Charlie Brown Christmas)

Et Cetera:

  • Taking care of sick little girls
  • Working longish hours on work projects
  • Holiday traveling and relaxing time with family