January through June 2017 I didn't read very much during the first half of this year. If you follow my blog, you know I've gone through a major life change and, as a result, haven't had the concentration for reading that I normally do. I've set aside the printed word for a lot of Netflix … Continue reading The Half Year Book Report (#3)
But even as a child, she knew what this* meant - that it would only become more difficult to locate what you had lost, for the galaxy was yet breaking apart, and the stars, in their brilliant independence, were burning for no one. *this = the idea that the initial explosion that created the … Continue reading Oh My Darling (Amity Gaige)
We feel around making sense of the terrain, our own new limbs, bumping up against a herd of bodies until one becomes home.
July through December 2016 Title: The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Author: Adrian Tinniswood Date Finished: 7/3 Finished: ~ish Format: Hard cover Ranking Out of 10: 6 Notes: I wasn’t as in to this book as I thought I’d be. I have an obsession with English (and Irish and Scottish, etc) country … Continue reading The End of Year Book Report (#2)
Tout ce que l'on aime devient fiction. (Everything we love becomes fiction.)
Her parents are ruined children, stiffened in their bodies, ossified in their rituals.
Only artists don’t know what’s going to happen next, a quirk of ignorance they share with history and the weather.
Therese had thought: she is not ill, she is not a beggar, she simply works here.
January through June 2016 Title: Good Christian Bitches Author: Kim Gaitlin Date Finished: 1/9 Finished: Yes Format: Paperback Ranking Out of 10: 3 Notes: I’m so embarrassed that this is the first book on my list this year, although I was reading a few others simultaneously, which you can probably figure from the dates … Continue reading The Half Year Book Report (#2)
Would I return the single rimfire bullet to its quiet chamber in the gun and let the night of November 26, 19__, pass away in sleep and dreams or drink or television or whatever the anonymous bulk of history holds for most people?