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Hi Mel!That is my tribute to a beach Valentine! I am well so far. Had a horrible sick fall and early Jan.But now,so far so good.How are you handling the snow? we got abt 10"!!!! Took me 47 minutes to get home last night,not the normal 20 minutes!I can't wait for the sun to come back out!Reading anything good?Hope you are well! We need to meet for coffee!!!!! Book Outlet is gettinn rid of the junk they were seeling,hopefully going back to all books! I might head there today after work!Laurie
Hmmm, did you take out the appropriate zombie insurance? Technically they will hold you responsible only because you are Canadian and they think they can get away with it, without the insurance, of course. Little known fact, zombies are fascinated with Sookie Stackhouse, it's brain candy to them :)
Cool. I think I have a box for your stuff. I need to see if it's really strong enough. Don't need to be spreading your books all over America. That would defeat the purpose.
Mel, do you know about Both Flesh and Not, a collection of works by DFW? I saw it in the book store the other night and was thumbing through it. It looked rather new and at first I thought it was just a best of until the dust jacket said many of the essays inside were pulled from magazines and this was the first time they were in print for a long time. If you didn't know about it, I figured you would be interested.
Halo, it seems as I should have been following you long ago.
That's annoying...seems to be a delusion many middle-aged male authors like to indulge in.
Oh, I like weird!
Frustrating about the app. I think Rina wants to buy it too and couldn't. I'll keep my eyes open for KotS...any book that features an old man who can talk to cats is the book for me!
Oh, I see. You are an 'action chick' instead of a dialogue 'chick'. I need to read The Scar and The City and the City. Which is the best one?
Faulkner isn't the only writer I read with assistance. I do a bit of reading of literary analysis of Patrick White as well. I love their style, but some of it is so dense or symbolic I need hints.I plan on reading McCarthy this year with a few other people from Crossroads.Happy Reading!Wendy
I liked the idea of this: Cats slink through the days; the seasons are marked by cherry blossom and Japanese maple...Sadly, I only have a dumb phone, so no apps for me. Which Murakami would you recommend I start with?
Halo darling...I read about this app and immediately thought of you.Murakami Diary app for iPhoneDescription: A stylish calendar app for 2013 that enables you to inhabit Murakami’s beguiling fictional universe all year round.https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/murakami-diary/id584881937?mt=8I've yet to break into Murakami world...maybe this summer when I have less on my mind.
I think I've only read one of his and I haven't revisited yet, but I intend to. But it won't be Kraken!
I can barely listen to music anymore in the car. I'm so busy trying to avoid the trucks, testers, and nut-bags on the road. That all my concentration is on that
I'm going to try EMBASSYTOWN instead
Me too, Halo! Can't believe you left it. Although I can see why. I didn't understand a word of that book and I slogged thru till the end. But I stopped PSSTATION when the author describes the bug art. Please, some of the installations I've seen. It not art, it's laundry…
Hey Halo! I can't believe you have given up on China Mieville! I thought you really liked his writing.I just saw this on my page and I had to comment about it.
I love Southern gothic or just plain Southern writing, but I treat it like the good china and save it. I love Faulkner, but I don't pretend to "get" him. I read a book, then read about the book, then skim it again. I will look for William Gay. Thanks.
We age ourselves by saying "album"!
Have you heard the band Dry the River? You might like them since you like Arcade Fire, it's that same genre I think.