Exhalation

Acquired Ted Chiang’s second collection of short stories, Exhalation, and its first story echoes the same ruminations on non linear time, purpose, relativity, premontion as Stories of Your Life (which the movie Arrival was based on). So I went back and reread that, seeing as how I enjoyed it so much. And now that it’s my third [...]

My 2019 Reading List

My 2019 Reading List

Books I finished and started in 2019.

Recent Reads, July-August 2017

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

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 [...]