Clint Eastwood


That’s the bookstore I used to to disappear into while waiting for my movie to start when I was living in Toronto. I think, in three years, I bought one book there… “Mockingbird” by Walter Tevis. It’s been my favourite book since high school. It’s an award winning novel, but for some reason it’s very rare. So when I found it in Toronto I was ecstatic… yes, it’s that good.

Technical Stuff: That’s not actually Clint. It’s a blog-friend of mine I hung out with for a day while I was in the city for my brothers wedding. The book thing was her idea, I also have one of her being Andy Warhol that’s not nearly as cool. It was fun having a willing subject for a few hours, I also have some great shots of her in front of the CN Tower and on an escalator… this was with the digital C533. I love the clarity of the background and the light on her jacket.

I think it was three or six months after I loaned Mockingbird out to someone when I remembered I had loaned my favourite book to someone and then forgotten who they were. Looking back I’m pretty sure it was to the exceptionally hot daughter of a really hot friend of mine. But you’d think I’d remember something like that. If anyone has a copy I’ll pay for shipping… and if you’re anyone’s hot daughter and interested in science fiction novels about the importance of a literate society I’ll totally pay for dinner*.

*Interest in science fiction is so not a prerequisite.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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5 Responses to Clint Eastwood

  1. thordora says:

    If that’s the store I’m thinking of, next to the kick ass Silver City downtown, I used to wander there too. Usually only bought at Seekers though.

  2. Gabriel says:

    It’s the one under the theatre with the four storey escalator which always freaks me out at about the second storey height… just behind MuchMusic. There’s a bar inside where you can get hammered before seeing the movie, but you can’t bring a drink into the theatre.

    That’s crazy, it’s one more place where we brushed past each other. I spent most of my time in the political science section and the Elmore Leonard area… and totally nowhere near the area featuring the Twilight saga.

  3. nursemyra says:

    I could send you a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird instead?


  4. Gabriel says:

    Also an excellent book… and you’re someone’s hot daughter, so dinner’s on me. If we leave now I think we can meet in Hawaii. Or Peru. Peru would be nice this time of year.

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