Recent Reads, July-August 2017

Touch, Rich People Problems, and Alex and Eliza are on my reading list this month

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My 2016 in Books*

For me there’s no debate between physical books and a Kindle. Under the most ideal circumstances, I would choose real books. But this year, there was a dearth of ideal circumstances, i.e. quaint afternoons spent in cafes while sipping a warm latte and enjoying a view of trees or beaches. Because life in 2016 was, [...]

Letters to Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir

"In which you were thin and pleasing, and it gave me quite a jolt - I've almost got tears in my eyes at the memory." I like "thin and pleasing." It was the way he was too. And I feel for the memory, too. 🙂

Page: Purity by Jonathan Franzen

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For me there is something oddly comforting in reading about probability and feeling that other certain forces are definitely beyond my control (because everything moves and moves and moves) - it diminishes me yes, but also my worries. I do like the feeling of almost surrender to inevitability and subtle changes and cosmic forces... It's [...]

I like the buzz and debate that surrounded the publication of this novel. Here’s my pithy take: Watchman hasn’t necessarily ruined Mockingbird for me. Clearly, it was an earlier version of Mockingbird, not a sequel. It was not supposed to see the light of day. That said, setting aside the knavish context of its “discovery” [...]

Blue Nights, Joan Didion

"Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember." "When we talk about mortality we are talking  about our children. I said that." "When we lose that sense of the possible we lose it fast." Posted from WordPress for Android

Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee

I like the buzz and debate that surrounded the publication of this novel. Here’s my pithy take:Watchman hasn’t necessarily ruined Mockingbird for me. Clearly, it was an earlier version of Mockingbird, not a sequel. It was not supposed to see the light of day. That said, setting aside the knavish context of its “discovery” and [...]

Blue Nights, Joan Didion

“Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember.” “When we talk about mortality we are talking  about our children. I said that.” “When we lose that sense of the possible we lose it fast.” Posted from WordPress for AndroidView On WordPress

15 Thoughts since I started reading on a Kindle Voyage

I bought a Kindle recently. That's what's been up. I haven't been growing or saving up and I'm still spending scarily huge amounts of money but – tadaaaaaaaa – I've been diving back into serious reading and getting better mornings and stuff because of it again. Reading long-form is helping my mind ease off short-form, [...]