Ahh this book. This book. It’s not a happy novel, or one with a promising ending, or one that’s particularly optimistic. However, I continually find myself coming back to this novel (or suggesting it to others) when I want to read something that is well-written, inclusive, and filled with love.
Dorris Lessing, British writer and the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away on Sunday at the age of 94. In her honor: “What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate.
Literary Sylvia Plath’s unseen drawings from her private letters were displayed on Brain Pickings this week. I could spend days on that blog. Beautiful, wise words aren’t only found it books. November 19 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
Written on November 14, 2013
Ireland trip continued! Intro is here. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. After a whirlwind three days of traveling around the south of Ireland, we settled in for a cozy 3 nights in Galway at the Almara House.
In honor of Veteran’s Day: “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
Happy Friday folks! Literary (words and stuff) Albert Camus wrote this beautiful, touching letter to his former teacher after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. I think we can all learn from this man’s humble and gentle manner. “I embrace you with all my heart…”
I think Swamplandia! is one of those books that critics loved (it was the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year) but readers are not as convinced.
It’s getting cold here in New York. I drank a lot of lattes over the weekend. The NYC marathon ran through my neighborhood on Sunday so we walked over to watch.
It’s Friday! Literary Stuff For Breaking Bad fans: Walter White’s “I am the one who knocks” as written by other authors. We’re still catching up to the final season!
Written on October 31, 2013
And… It’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers. Fall has become the hippest season. If hipster was a season, it would be fall. It was cool before winter. (Too much? Ok.) Fall has always been my favorite season so I’m glad that everyone is catching up to me.