My husband has been out-of-town on business a lot (aka, our new normal). He’s home two days a week, gone for five. Rinse, repeat. We’re trying to do as much fun stuff as possible during each “weekend” (actually two weekdays off back-to-back).
This morning we headed to the North Market, which is close to where we live (and even closer to my day job). We ate breakfast, which was immediately followed by lunch. Because, duh.
“There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot–things are not as they seem.”–Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson’s philosophy about plot aligns closely with mine. What is your attitude towards the subject? Please share in the comments!
I’ve been busy this month, but not too busy to get my reading year off to a fairly fine start. This is typical of my reading habits, though. January is always one of my best bookish months.
This is what I’ve been up to in January, reading-wise.
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED:
- OUTSIDE THE LINES: LOST PHOTOGRAPHS OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE’S MOST ICONIC ALBUMS BY MATTEO TORCINOVICH
- JOAN CRAWFORD: THE ENDURING STAR BY PETER COWIE
- LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY BY JOSEPH GIES & FRANCES GIES
- THE MYSTERY OF EVERETT RUESS BY W.L. RUSHO
- LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE BY JOSEPH GIES & FRANCES GIES
- THE MGM STORY: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FIFTY ROARING YEARS BY JOHN DOUGLAS EAMES
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
- JUBILEE HITCHHIKER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RICHARD BRAUTIGAN BY WILLIAM HJORTSBERG
- THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED: THE LIFE, TIMES, AND LEGACY OF JOE HILL, AMERICAN LABOR ICON BY WILLIAM M. ADLER
What are you reading this month? Please share in the comments!
URSULA K. LE GUIN, ACCLAIMED FOR HER FANTASY FICTION, IS DEAD AT 88 [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
URSULA K. LE GUIN, AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION WRITER, HAS DIED AT 88 [LOS ANGELES TIMES]
This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence.
I present to you my aunt and uncle’s model-gorgeous cat, Sir Flooferton*:
*Not his real name, but his true one.
“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”–Max Ernst
Woman Reading by Kuroda Seiki, circa 1890: