March in Review: Much more reading, many more books. That’s more like it.

I had faith March wouldn’t let me down, unlike my crappy January and February. Lie: I had no such faith, but told myself things could hardly go further south. And there were no Olympics, no television distracting me. The TV reverted to its usual function: background noise for napping and covering the surface of my… Read More March in Review: Much more reading, many more books. That’s more like it.

Frankenstein 200: Muriel Spark on Mary Shelley

2018 marks not just the 100th anniversary of Scottish writer Muriel Spark’s birth, but also the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s science fiction classic Frankenstein. Time flies, friends.     Spark admired Mary Shelley. Extra exciting for me, her biography of the English novelist is where both my Muriel Spark project and participation… Read More Frankenstein 200: Muriel Spark on Mary Shelley

My generally crappy week in review: reading and other complaints

Books mentioned in this post: Muriel Spark – The Comforters Muriel Spark – Robinson Muriel Spark – Memento Mori AJ Finn – The Woman in the Window Peter Manseau – The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost Michael Wolff – Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White… Read More My generally crappy week in review: reading and other complaints