About maedez

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Daily Diversion #433: Sunday Reading…

Let Fury Have the Hour

Tea (not shown): English Rose

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What I’m Reading: 18th October 2019

My book consumption slowed to a trickle in the weeks surrounding our move. Too much to do, too little sleep, no time to think or, after a certain point, properly process words. It was that draining. No joke.

Now that most of the volumes are back on their shelves, my reading is nearly back to its normal, healthy pace. Yay! 

Here’s what I’m actively digging at the moment:

  • Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley by Elizabeth Randall (I’m including this book, even though I finished it last night.)
  • Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer Edited and with an Introduction by Antonio D’Ambrosio
  • Hollywood Character Actors by James Robert Parish with Earl Anderson, Richard E. Braff, John Robert Cocchi, and Harry Purvis
  • A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon
  • Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
  • A Little Tour in France by Henry James

Portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent (1894)

What are you reading this week? Please share in the comments!

[Book Nerd Links] Eve Babitz, Louise Bourgeois, Bloomsbury, and Harold Bloom

I should probably rename this regular feature, as it often spotlights artists, musicians, and other creative-types. Until I decide on a new one (suggestions welcome!), however, Book Nerd Links it shall remain.

Nina Hamnett by Roger Fry (1917). (c) University of Leeds Art Collection and Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation. Public Domain. 

I’m Back…with Appropriate Apologies and This Lovely Painting by Mary Cassatt

Hey all! Please accept my apologies for my (totally unintentional) protracted absence from ASPL. Life got in the way (working, vacation, moving, and computer problems…mostly the latter, really). 

We’re in our new rental house. Yay! I’m typing these words on a brand new laptop. Double yay!

What does this mean for ASPL? Daily posting. Again. FINALLY!

Here is the promised Mary Cassatt painting. It’s a repeat, but a favorite. Enjoy.

Five O’Clock Tea by Mary Cassatt (1880). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Public Domain.

See you tomorrow, you lovely, patient people.