“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”–Edgar Allan Poe
“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”–Robert Henri
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
What are you reading this week? Please share in the comments!
Our recent move did not go as planned. It was chaotic, and full of oh-so-many glitches. We’re still dealing with the aftermath.
“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”–Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Any bit of wisdom helps, eh?
Here’s what my hometown boy had to say about art:
“Art–the one achievement of man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”–James Thurber
Recently I bought the loveliest, sweetest Victorian mini-mirror.
It lives on my dresser, alongside a bunch of other pretty but almost wholly unnecessary bits and bobs.
A few days ago, I decided it would be fun to photograph images reflected in the mirror.
Quite the challenge, that.
First up? An image of myself, because it is the easiest thing to do with such a tiny mirror.
“The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That’s not true with non-fiction.”–Tom Wolfe
“The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.”–John Cheever
“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”–Max Ernst