“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson
A couple of Emily Dickinson books
Your poetry certainly passes this test, dearest Emily! Happy birthday.
Do your readinghabits change with the seasons, or are you at all times equal opportunity?
I haven’t finished one book this month, although I am quite close to finishing the first two. My list is unusually light, and skews almost exclusively towards film history and criticism. I’ll likely add at least a few more books to April’s pile before the month is through.
Here’s what is on my reading list this month:
The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks by Tracey Goessi
The A to Z of Italian Cinema by Gino Moliterno
Silent Stars by Jeanine Basinger (I’ve read this before)
A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women 1930-1960 by Jeanine Basinger (I’m pretty sure I’ve read this once before, as well)
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth by Robert Graves (I’ve read several other books by Graves, but not this undeniable classic)
Elizabeth Taylor: A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend by Joseph Papa
What is your favourite book this month?
Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading?