My reading has been all over the map lately. Last night I started reading a book of letters by James Agee. I have never read James Agee, although, I have been meaning to for years. He wrote, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men which features photographs by my favorite photographer, Walker Evans. This book is… Continue reading I always knew I was weird
Well, I finished my book on Everest. I enjoyed it, brave men and that Mallory, wow. Personally I’m sure he made it to the summit. One of my weirder obsessions. Today, was a gorgeous day in Montreal, and since the lovely lady I’m dating works on Sunday’s, I went to the Jazz Festival. One of… Continue reading Truth? Memory?
I don’t know what’s wrong with me I can’t get into anything. I haven’t read a book all week! I know you’re thinking she’s insane, a week big deal. I read everyday, I own a bookstore, reading is my life, in many ways. I have been preoccupied. Sometimes that coincides with the full moon, sometimes,… Continue reading Can’t get into anything
Well, I finished it. Long sucker. I have to say I admire how he managed to tie up the loose ends. The bad guys got theirs. This book had some dynamite strong female characters. Lisebeth, but, also Erika, Anika and Monica (sounds like a bunch of ABBA singers “Does your mother know that you’re out”). I’m… Continue reading Milenium finished
I am reading the third installment in the millennium series, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. Normally, I would never buy this type of book in hardcover but, I got it for my mom’s birthday and at over 50% off. I enjoyed the first two novels. Do I think it’s high art? Of course… Continue reading Almost finished Milenium
Whenever life gets me down or kicks me in the face, books are my solace. The British writer Ruth Rendell once said “Some say life’s the thing, I— prefer reading” That statement although a slight exaggeration, has a lot of truth. Books rarely let you down. Even if, for whatever reason, they don’t appeal to… Continue reading Books are my Solace
Since reading Stone Butch Blues, I haven’t been able to read anything substantial. Can’t do big or deep. I have however been reading Laura Lippman, a mystery writer I like a lot. Her character, Tess Monaghan, is colorful and smart ass ( love the smart ass girls of fiction). I read a few several years… Continue reading What I’m reading on a rainy day
I love the name Kate and, I love Kates. Going back pretty far, Kates have captured my imagination. Hepburn, talk about class and feminine strength. Think Adam’s Rib, The African Queen and most of all The Philadelphia Story, a very old movie which is still funny and witty so many years later. The first time… Continue reading My love of Kates, a fluff piece.
I read Stone Butch Blues. It is magnificent. Not a false note. You pick it up, you can’t put it down. I had high expectations. This book exceeded them. I intend to buy several copies to give as gifts, it’s that good. This book should be required reading . It deserves to be on the same… Continue reading Stone Butch Blues
Yesterday, I picked up Stone Butch Blues. I have only read the first chapter. I think I’m going to like it. From memory, I would say I have never read any work of fiction that deals with transgender topics. I wonder why? Can’t say I have read much about bisexuality either. Maybe one of the reasons… Continue reading The power of fiction to illuminate