I went to the library just to pick up the tagged book 🤷
Visited San Francisco today and focused on the bookshops. I restrained myself, though. 😉 So excited to read these!
William Blake has been coming up in my life a lot recently, so I picked this up yesterday.
I adore Patti Smith as well, and I enjoyed her short introduction. 🌸
We (Dr. Ric Chambers and I) are recording our third podcast this week, and hopefully releasing our first podcast soon! The podcast is called Book Sense. We talk about all aspects of life, culture, and history through the lens of literature. Each week, we choose a quote or line. I‘m choosing this week. Any ideas for me?
I‘m headed to Denver next week for my birthday. Okay, it‘s for my husband‘s business trip I‘m allowed to tag along for, but I‘m pretending. 😉
Does anyone have any Denver bookshop recommendations?
I‘ve been having a hard time focusing on audiobooks lately. I returned the last few halfway through so that I could buy or borrow a physical copy.
I‘ve been interested in this one since it came out. So let‘s see. 45 minutes in, and I‘m already checking if the library has a copy. 🤷♀️
Out was my first and favorite by Natsuo Kirino, but I‘d probably read anything I‘m able to by her.
Oh, and I loved Thornhill, thought the ending was great. I wonder if there‘s space left for a second book?
I was listening to The I-5 killer when it got returned. I was over 10 hours in and 45 minutes from being finished. I looked to check it out again or put a hold on it, but apparently it was taken out of the library‘s catalogue. That‘s fun.
I‘m about an hour into this short novel. I hope it‘s not very sad, though it already kind of is.
I picked this book up during a visit to Asheville. It‘s very strange and very much my type of book. I‘d never heard of Carrington before, and I feel like I should have.
I‘m about 4 hours into this one. I just keep thinking that there were so many signs and previous crimes! So much could have prevented! But, the last book I listened to was The Psychopath Test, which had me thinking that despite the signs, it‘s not fair to lock someone away because of some unusual behavior or high scores on a checklist So....🤷♀️
Next audiobook. I‘m not sure how I feel about that ending in We the Liars. I will say that it turned the story into something I didn‘t think it would be. I‘m looking forward to this next one. I researched a little bit about Jon Ronson for my psychology class in college.
I saw this on Libby, so I decided to give the audiobook a try. I‘m about halfway through, but honestly, it‘s pretty boring. I was expecting a mystery of some sort. Not sure why. Also, I don‘t really like the narrator‘s voice for males.
I‘ve been admiring this purse for two years, and my mother got it for me this year. 😍 It has my favorite book on it! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas or Tuesday 🖤
My husband and I went back to Asheville, where we got married, to celebrate our one year anniversary. I could live in Asheville just for its variety of bookshops. This place, Battery Park Exchange, is so lovely. The bookshop has plenty of places to sit and drink the champagne or coffee they also sell. I really want this place to be my home.
I think lucid dreaming is fascinating.
I haven‘t been able to find any books by Talese, but this copy popped up in Barnes and Noble today. Gay Talese is an influential writer to me. I learned about Talese when I took a Literary journalism during my sophomore year of university. In this class, I learned about “new journalism” and read work by Gay Talese, Joseph Mitchell, Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, and Joan Didion. All of these writers made me realize what type of writer I wanted to be.
I picked up A Breath of Life by Clarice Lispector in Portugal last year and immediately connected with her work in a way that doesn‘t happen as often for me anymore. I‘m working through her complete stories and finding myself connecting very much with the women in these stories. She seemed like such a fabulous person.
This story is very sad and fascinating. The author‘s tone bothered me for some reason I can‘t explain fully yet, but I‘m glad I read it. It‘s also interesting to learn about how Nabokov likely drew much Lolita from Sally Horner‘s story, and why he would want to keep that obscured.
I love Raymond Carver‘s stories. Cathedral is probably my favorite short story ever, although it‘s not in this collection. I never realized how creepy some of his stories are until now. “Tell the Women We‘re Going” was very creepy and the epitome of “show, don‘t tell.” “The Bath” is another favorite of mine, but I much prefer the extended version of it I‘ve read and can‘t remember where or what the name was.
What is the most comforting book you‘ve read during a particularly difficult period in life?