Monday, March 31, 2008

Wanderlust

I've done a fair bit of travelling these past two weeks. Although I titled this post "Wanderlust", I must point out that I initially resisted the idea and the wanderlust in this case was contributed almost in its entirety by my travelling companion. Had he not been as excited about embarking on an unplanned road trip, I might have just stayed home. I will modify this post by and by and write more about my road trip when I am done catching up with two weeks worth of work that has piled up.

The reason I decided to post before the post was ready is because I have some exciting news to share. Exciting to me at least! Alexander McCall Smith is coming to Iowa! He is the author of eight of the eleven books I have read this year. I'm a huge fan of his and think that he is an absolutely brilliant writer! Although he is best known for his "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series of books (which I love and am an avid reader of), I believe that his best work is the "Prof. von Igelfeld" books which have to be amongst the funniest ever written. Mr. Smith is scheduled to attend an evening reception, give a lecture and do some book signing at the Des Moines Public Library. And I will have my very own signed copy of "The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom". Isn't life a wonderful thing?

5 comments:

Nisha said...

When is he going to come to Iowa?

Flux said...

Really you are great!!!

Flux said...

Hey... don't get confused... It's Ravi(softcom).

Asha Stephen said...

Nishu, AMS is coming to Iowa on April 22nd. And thanks Ravi. I didn't know you checked my blog. I love hearing that I am great! :-) I think you are amazing too! When are you sending me the translations? You should put them up on a blog too. I bet lots of people would be interested. Cheers!

Flux said...

I'll send them soon Asha.! And I can't put them up on a blog bcoz you know my level of knowledge and fluency in english. Translating from telugu to english is somewhat difficult for me but not from english to telugu. Anyhow I'll send you them soon.