I meant to mention in my previous post:
I found a neat local bookstore,
Crime, which happened to be a whole block away from the Bridgehead I
tend to show up in after work to read for a bit. They carry nothing but
mystery and crime books, and while their selection tends more towards
mystery than crime (and their clientele tends more towards 60s than
20s!), I was able to pick up a few books from your recommendations:
Carl Hiaasen’s Tourist Season, Hammett’s The Maltese
Falcon, and Lethem’s Gun, With Occasional Music.
That plus the other dozen or so books on the shelf will keep me
occupied until thaw.
That reminds me: Any recommendations for LJ book-related communities
that aren’t really only about English lit? I need to talk and read about
books more, and it’s hard to find a venue.