- A Peek at Famous Readers’ Borrowing Records From a Private New York Library [ATLAS OBSCURA]
- The Epic, Neglected Vision of Joan Murray [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- ‘The Anthology of Amazing Women’ Illustrates the Achievements of Inspiring Trailblazers [FLAVORWIRE]
“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]
Woman Reading by Kuroda Seiki, circa 1890:
Big snow is a-coming this weekend! Well, maybe. The meteorologists cannot decide whether we are in for 2.5″ or 23.5″…no joke! Regardless of the outcome, this wait-and-see situation has me dreaming of snuggling on the sofa with my beasties, a good book (or three), and a bottomless supply of warm beverages. With that in mind, I’ve curated a handful of cozy, bookish items for this Snowbound Edition of Shopping for the Bookworm. Enjoy!
Quick! A blizzard’s on the way, let’s gather some essential bluestocking supplies!
Loose leaf tea:
Decadent hot chocolate:
Eight timeless books:
And a few other ideas:
*Special treats for your furry friend(s)*
*Extra-thick moisturizer or lotion*
*A bottle of bubbly to shake up the hot drink monotony*
*Homemade gingerbread cake* (I use the recipe from A Christmas Carol Cookbook)
What are your snowstorm essentials? Share them in the comment section!
“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person.”–Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
- Recommended reading: These are Patti Smith’s 40 favourite books of all time [hhhhappy.com]
- The Impossibility of Knowing Mark Twain [The Paris Review]
- Stunning Photographs of Well-Worn Library Books [Flavorwire]