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

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” [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Read Log, July 2014. Weekends and rush hour queueing are only pretty much good for easy-to-digest stuff (also the fact that reading time is usually only after 8PM and my brain is pretty much too fried to appreciate anything beyond adolescent sexual tension… huff). Hello to July’s YA overdose (I think after Night Film, I [...]