Situated at the base of Queen Anne in Seattle over a couple of days, I was of course compelled to climb to the top. Fortunately we had a map of Seattle staircases and I headed up East 2nd, climbing four different staircases and taking one back down to my destination, a Top Pot Donuts on West Galer. Jason and I have ruminated on the joys of a creative donut shop on Downer, which I think hit its peak after we stayed near New York's Donut Plant on a convention trip, but it still periodically comes up.
I wound up buying The Hare with Amber Eyes, since I don't have a copy and yet based on the recs from Peter and John and the women from the book club I work with and all the reviews and the Costa Award, we've been selling a lot of copies, both in hardcover and paperback. It seems time to have this book stare at me from the shelves and make me feel guilty for not having read it.