Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back to the Book Store

I read in USA Today this week about the US publication of a mystery by Turkish author Mehmet Murat Somer, The Kiss Murder. The protagonist is a computer programmer by day, drag queen by night. I might not have read it, but I was intrigued by an interview with the author. He said that he wanted to create a series centered around a trans character who is depicted in a positive light. I was delighted to find it in stock at a local Barnes & Noble. After my last experience, I reserved the book at the store, and I went out tonight to pick it up. I decided to have a look around the store, and I also picked up Kate Bornstein's Gender Outlaw. I'm in the middle of reading a fantasy novel right now, Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself, but at least I won't run out of reading material for some time.