Random Factoid #216

1 03 2010

In 2007, I bought a book in New York City called “Oscar Season” by Mary McNamara.  It was at a random little shop in the city, and I was struck by seeing the golden statue concealing a gun.

Ever since that fateful day, I have told myself that I will read the book during awards season one year.

2007 came and went, “The Departed” won Best Picture, and I hadn’t read it.

2008 flew by, “No Country for Old Men” won Best Picture, and I still hadn’t read it.

2009 was fine, “Slumdog Millionaire” won Best Picture, and it continues to garner dust on my bookshelf.

Now, in 2010, barring some freak occurrence, yet another year will pass where “Oscar Season” has gone unread.  There’s always next year…

**UPDATE 3/21/10: Please see Random Factoid #236.**