Monthly Archive:: October 2013
Have you read Jhumpa Lahiri? Because you should. I’ve read three books by her this year – two collections of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth, and her 2003 novel, The Namesake – and she has quickly become one of my favorite authors.
Prospect Park is beautiful and peaceful this time of year. That is all.
“Of course it’s exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn’t meant to be reasonable.” —Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
Written on October 14, 2013
Sorry if the blog was quiet last week. I promise I wasn’t sitting on the couch watching The West Wing on Netflix (although I do that a lot). Nope, I… WENT TO IRELAND!
Written on October 10, 2013
I have been SO EXCITED to share an awesome little book town in upstate NY that we stumbled upon by accident. Last winter, Eric and I had booked a bed and breakfast weekend in a neighboring Catskills town. The owners of the B&B mentioned that there was a book village (say whaaa)
I’ve had Sophie’s Choice on my shelf for awhile – a very used 80’s style copy featuring young Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. I have no idea when I bought it. I was recently reading The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.
“He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother’s house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always