Tea (not shown): English Rose
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!
Woman Reading (Portrait of Sofia Kramskaya), after 1866, by Ivan Kramskoi:
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.
- The Perseverance of Eve Babitz [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Step Inside Louise Bourgeois’s Beautifully Sacred Realm [ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST]
- The Interior Decorators of Bloomsbury [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Literary Critic Harold Bloom has died at 89. [LITERARY HUB]
I think I showed admirable restraint at the Half Price Books warehouse sale, don’t you?
- Natalia Ginzburg, the Last Woman Left on Earth [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- The Postmenopausal Novel [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Farewell to Dr. John, Wherever You Is Now [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- A Pop Culture Photographer’s Epic Journey Through ‘The Seventies’ [FLAVORWIRE]
- Judith Kerr, Author Of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea,’ Dead at 95 [HUFFPOST BOOKS]
- The Anti-Capitalist Power of Jean de La Ville de Mirmont’s Fiction [LITERARY HUB]
The annual Reel Infatuation Blogathon starts Friday! I can’t wait.
We can’t wait to catch up with you at the Reel Infatuation Blogathon starting this Friday.
This is where we dish about our secret (or not-so-secret) film or book character crushes – past or present. Click HERE for the original announcement and list of participants.
If you, like us, are having trouble picking one fictional character, you can choose two or three!
If you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time to join us. Just grab a banner and let us know your choice.
See you at the party!
It’s always a good day for re-reading Rex Stout mysteries!
“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.”–Gustave Flaubert