Considering it’s the first week of December, I’m not likely to finish many (if any) more books in 2014. Worse, I’ve been abysmal at tracking books I have read throughout the year, making me a damned boring blogger. As I recall, I vowed either at the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014 I would… Read More 2014, nearing year’s end
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Random House; First Edition edition (July 29, 2014) “These were my people: the abandoned, the unloved, the phenomenally unlucky.” – Lucky Us Dysfunctional families provide excellent material for fiction, as illustrated by the plethora of enjoyable books written on this theme. It allows an… Read More Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Book reviews and thoughts to resume soon. Life had its way with me, and that is that.
Stuff I found this week: “Literary thriller” – a thriller with some boring bits. #genremeanings — Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) August 19, 2014 23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now http://t.co/NdJdxcekjP — Electric Literature (@ElectricLit) August 19, 2014 My brother Steven is retarded: http://t.co/e2dw45SNTV — Awful Library Books (@awfullibbooks) August… Read More this week on the interwebs
I’ve sorely neglected short stories in my reading. I tend to prefer novels and works of nonfiction, reason being short stories end before I have a chance to get into them. Or, worse, they end after I’m fully invested, then I feel let down the tale didn’t last longer. I prefer the luxury of… Read More Short Story: A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
I don’t know a lot about poetry, but I do know I love Billy Collins, former two-time Poet Laureate of the United States. He was my first high-profile author interview; somehow I talked my way into a phone interview for the first incarnation of this blog. Wires were crossed, somehow. No doubt he wouldn’t have… Read More TED Talks: Billy Collins, Two poems on what dogs think (probably)
A Short Compilation on How Writers Write Geoff Dyer I always have a nap sometime between two and five in the afternoon. Beyond that, we’d have to talk about each book in turn and what stage I was at in a particular book. Which means, I suppose, that the answer is no. I find it incredibly… Read More Writers: On routine
magnolia cemetery, charleston, s.c. Few things make me more irate than seeing the confederate flag placed on a grave as a supposed gesture of honor. There is no honor for traitors.
magnolia cemetery, charleston, s.c. I don’t want to hear about the weird lighting affect in this photo, how the sunspot and lighter area on the statue is weird or spooky or what-not. I was shooting against the light; I was bound to get a lens flare. I found the level of detail in this statue… Read More photo