Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P.J. O'Rourke
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. -Jessamyn West
- member since August 15, 2007
Hannah’s last login was Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Hannah, Deirdre tells me that you donated $100 to her "beat the crap out of myself" - athon. Do you understand, now, that if I do not atleast match your donation amount, your most wonderful, emerald cousin will hound and cackle me until I do? Do you understand what you have done?
Hi Hannah. First off, your hair absolutely shines in your shelfair photo! Whatever conditioner you are using...keep using it. Secondly, thanks for the notes about the Millenium series. I will read the books. Thirdly, Vonnegut is a sharp writer. I've read Cat's Cradle, Man without a country, and Slaughter House 5. Man wo a country is is mostly a collection of socio-political essays. I would suggest starting with Slaughter House 5 (Vonnegut's best known novel) and later gripping Cat's Cradle. They are unregrettable reads. Hope to see you soon. You're one of my favorite people!
Hi Hannah, Regarding Vonnegut... I'm not your guy. I found his style too loose and a little dated. I understand the talent, but I had a hard time connecting with him. My family is good. Gracie is doing great. You'd never, ever guess what she been through by watching her now. Thanks for asking. I hope all is well with you. How's life my friend? Dave
O Little Root of a Dream
by Paul Celan
translated by Heather McHugh and Nikolai Popov
O little root of a dream
you hold me here
undermined by blood,
no longer visible to anyone,
property of death.
Curve a face
that there may be speech, of earth,
of ardor, of
things with eyes, even
here, where you read me blind,
to the letter.
Hi Hannah. Have a nice weekend, por favor! You know what is interesting? We had an equal number of books until I read your recommendation to Deirdre to not read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. At which point, I removed the book from my shelf. You manipulated me! Arg, spoiled!
you know, for the last few weeks I was wondering 'Why hasn't Hannah responded to my Shelfari message? I guess she's busy. Oh bother". So, yea. (Sorry, btw) I wonder if I may blame my Shelfari spaciness on Deirdre. Well, I will... until she reads this message. Then, I'll find a less convenient excuse :-) Hope you're well. My job is good. Sure the heck not bad!
Hi Deirdre's Cousin! Nice to meet you via shelfari. Hopefully we will meet some day soon. You've read so many essential books! yea!
Tender is the Night is my all time favorite book. I loved Fitzgerald's ability to communicate human emotion. A Lesson Before Dying, too, is one of my all time favorites. I am a fan of Black Awareness books in topic, and ALBD has such tension, bitterness, and well, strength.
Ugh, other than PK Dick, I'm currently reading all books that I will be happy to forget. But that's how it goes.