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2010 West Hollywood Book Fair Spot

Our first official television commercial as Butcher Bird Studios is now airing on Time Warner Cable channels in the Los Angeles area. Do not fear those of you in another region or (like me) without cable television, you can see it online. It is a :30 spot featuring Luka Jones of Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and Terrence, the Space Monkey from Moodoo Puppets. Watch it and learn why you should read and attend the 2010 West Hollywood Book Fair.

This Bitch Be Reading

Working in a bookstore and taking long bus rides assures one thing: I read lots of books now. I probably average a book per week. I remember struggling to get through one book every few months when I worked at the tv station. If you don’t count the shitload of comics & graphic novels and the books I have forgotten, here is the list of books I have read cover-to-cover this year:

Tao Te Ching-Lao Tzu
Tales of the Otori 1: Across the Nightingale Floor-Lian Hearn
Tales of the Otori 2: Grass For His Pillow-Lian Hearn
Eager-Helen Fox
A History of God-Karen Armstrong
Night-Elie Wiesel
A Wild Ride Through the Night-Walter Moers
The Time Machine-H.G. Wells
50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know-Russ Kick
The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman-Bruce Robinson
The Princess Bride-William Goldman
Tezuka School of Animation Vol.1-Tezuka Productions
Gulliver’s Travels-Jonathan Swift
How to Hunt Ghosts-Joshua P. Warren
T. Rex and the Crater of Doom-Walter Alvarez
Rebel Without a Crew-Robert Rodriguez
Faster Than the Speed of Light-Joao Magueijo
Running With Scissors-Augusten Burroughs
The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book-Susan Page
Napoleon’s Art of War-Napoleon Bonaparte
Monkey: A Journey to the West
The Little Prince-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Ishmael-Daniel Quinn
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain-Betty Edwards
Meditation-Eknath Easwaran

Right now I am reading No-Budget Digital Filmmaking by Chuck Gloman to be followed by One River by Wade Davis (who wrote the awesome Serpent and the Rainbow I read last year). I’m trolling through Paradise Lost-Milton off and on as the year progresses. Shit, that’s a lot of books in half a year.