I know what you’re thinking – my posts have been super sparse lately and when I finally put something up, it’s about National Grammar Day? Yup.
Throwback study abroad photo! Taken in Milford Sound, New Zealand.
I am way late on posting this, but that’s no indication of my opinion of the Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series. I went to three readings this fall (Augusten Burroughs and Eve Ensler were the others) and found each to be extremely interesting and informative.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here is some wisdom from Atticus Finch. Image based on Old Monroeville Court House by Andrea Right, CC-BY-2.0.
I don’t often read new releases. There are so many books that I’ve been eager to read, that have been swimming around in my head for months or years, that I can’t see taking a chance on a new release if I don’t know anything about it.
December was a crazy month with much shopping, travel, holiday festivities, and little sleep. It’s January and it’s freezing so I’ve decided to spend the month close to home and catching up on reading, writing, and other projects.
A recent article in BBC News Magazine asks: why don’t French books sell abroad? It got me thinking about the number of non-English speaking authors that I’ve read in the past few years. Now, name your favorite contemporary French author.
I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving holiday! I ate potatoes three ways (vegetarians eat a lot of potatoes at holiday gatherings), did some Black Friday shopping (NOT on Thursday night), and had a marathon TV-watching session on Sunday. Ahhh.
I attended a reading by Augusten Burroughs a few weeks ago as part of Hunter College’s Distinguished Writers Series. Burroughs is best known for his 2002 memoir Running with Scissors, which I read a few years back (there’s a movie too).
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.