Friday, June 15, 2007


We are now in Vancouver, Canada's third largest city and a pretty spectacular setting all in all. Crossing the border took more than two hours, as cars lined up for hundreds of metres (dcat is culturally adaptable!) to pass through the poorly-staffed border crossing, which takes place in the midst of a spectacular park. So far we've walked. A lot. We are staying quite a lot further from downtown than we expected, though the area we are in still is in Vancouver and is in a really funky neighborhood with great restaurants and lots of boutiques, coffee shops, and the like. Tomorrow there is a street fair near here, and tonight I am toying with going to the first (of two -- take heed, NFL) exhibition games of the British Columbia Lions, Vancouver's entry in the Canadian Football League.

In the meantime, The New York Times Book Review has a blog, "Paper Cuts," that Dwight Garner keeps. Given that I am a bit batty about good Reviews of Books and that I always look forward to the Times' in particular, I thought some of you might enjoy this.

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