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Readings | Sven Birkerts
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Readings combines the best of Sven Birkerts's previously published criticism with vital new essays. A dazzling writer whose clarity, rigor, and far-flung intellectual curiosity have been widely praised, Birkerts the literary critic is in top form in these pages. Whether discussing Elizabeth Bishop or Don DeLillo, Rilke or Kerouac, Keats or The Great Gatsby, he brings fresh insight, sharp thinking, and reflective sensitivity to each of his subjects. A brilliant cultural commentator, Birkerts also addresses broader, more associative topics, such as biography and the enigma of poetic inspiration, contemporary nostalgia, our modern sense of time, and the future of the creative spirit. As Jonathan Franzen wrote in The New Yorker, "Birkerts on reading fiction is like M.F.K. Fisher on eating or Norman Maclean on fly casting. He makes you want to go do it." This is writing about reading at its best.
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Suet624
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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Abundance courtesy of the library AND I found a $20 bill stretched out in the walkway to the building.

I‘ve got something to read for #CampLitsy and #CampTOB22 and the recommended Lily and the Octopus. The book on the bottom of the list was written by Tim Conway‘s daughter. Those of you who watched Carol Burnett shows will remember him fondly.

vivastory What are you going to do with the $20?! 1mo
AmyG What a day!!!! 1mo
merelybookish Fun! 1mo
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Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to How High We Go In the Dark … great books you‘ve got there 👍🏻😃 1mo
Jas16 You deserve a lucky day! 1mo
squirrelbrain A great haul! 😁 1mo
Suet624 @vivastory Funny you should ask. I'm taking the summer off & I had just been telling myself I COULD NOT worry all summer about not making money. That I needed to relax about it. A minute later I look down and there it is, right in front of me on the ground. That $20 will be my talisman - a reminder that I am safe and protected. 1mo
Suet624 @AmyG Agreed. And it's blue skies and warm breezes. Life is good. 1mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I seem to remember getting this book from the library once before and ran out of time to even open it. I'm happy to get a second chance at it. 1mo
Suet624 @Jas16 Oh, thank you! I think you might be right. 😻 😍
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Suet624 @squirrelbrain I'm so excited!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Lovely story about the 20$ and some good advice you gave yourself! Last but not least: terrific haul 🤍 1mo
sarahbarnes Love library abundance! ❤️ I just got How High We Go from the library today, too! 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thanks so much, Barbara. May I keep my enjoyment high and my worries low this summer. :)
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Suet624 @sarahbarnes Aren't libraries just the best???
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sarahbarnes They truly are!! 1mo
Suet624 @Chelsea.Poole That's really good to know. I picked it up on a whim. 1mo
vivastory How serendipitous that you would find the 20$! Enjoy the books & I hope you have a lovely weekend! 1mo
kspenmoll Love your 20$ talisman! Remember you deserve this summer! 1mo
Megabooks So glad you‘re joining us and how cool to find $20! 💜💜 (edited) 1mo
Nute Wow! This feels like a lucky day! Happy wishes, Sue!💕 1mo
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MommyOfTwo
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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Yes!!! 🙌

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scripturient
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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Another reading retreat at Gladstones Library is on the horizon. Anyone want to join us? All the info you need is on Helen‘s page - @squirrelbrain - because I‘m too daft this morning to know how to copy and paste her text. 😅 💗 #readingretreat

squirrelbrain Lol Steffi! 🤣 5mo
LeahBergen I feel ya! 😆😆 5mo
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Endowarrior21
Readings | Sven Birkerts

I am wondering how everyone is doing? @Lauranahe @Hwarren #LMPBC #Round13 #GroupN @suvata

Lauranahe Good! Hanging out after the snowstorm hit yesterday and reading and watching movies! 5mo
suvata I have a bit of a cold so I‘m just kicking back and reading. 5mo
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robinb
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2021 is in the books…pun intended. 😂😂😂

My goal was 60 books this year. I always like to lowball so I can celebrate! 🎉🎉🎉🎉😆🥳

Happy 2022 to my Litsy friends!! Wishing everyone a safe and healthy year ahead. 🥰

LeahBergen Nicely done! Happy New Year! 6mo
Kimzey Wow! Congratulations! Happy New Year! 6mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 6mo
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Cupcake12 Wow 🤩 happy new year xx 6mo
Reggie Wow, great job and Happy New Year! 6mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 6mo
robinb @Bookzombie To you as well, Margie! 🤗 6mo
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Brooke_H
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Well, I didn‘t hit my reading goal this year. Maybe in 2022! 📚📚📚

Eyelit Still, over 100 books! Nice! 📚🎉🤩 6mo
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SkeletonKey
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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This doesn‘t really count EVERYTHING I‘ve read since I try not to put books I did for work on my goodreads unless I‘m really interested in them but I‘m still happy I met my personal reading goals.

DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
annahenke I always feel like I forget to add some of my rereads. I get lax about keeping track, even though it would be cool to know the actual number. 6mo
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana 🥰🥰🥰 6mo
SkeletonKey @annahenke - I‘m a little obsessive about it! But it is hard to keep track of everything. 6mo
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kellock
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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Replace coffee ☕with tea 🍵 and they're on to something 📚

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
julesG Agree! 11mo
llcoolnate 🙋‍♂️ 11mo
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robinb
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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❤️❤️❤️

“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” ~ Marcel Proust

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Bookgoil
Readings | Sven Birkerts
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I‘m excited to bust out some reading and finish off February strong! ❤️ thanks for hosting @Andrew65

#20in4

Started today by finishing off War Girls, now I‘m working on The Gilded Ones.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1y
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