Friday, October 4, 2013

Bookmarks List/Bedside Table

Currently reading and enjoying:

  • Luisa Igloria’s book of poems, The Saints of Streets (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House). 
  • James Fallows’s article, “Magical Roundabouts and the Language of Signs,” in The Atlantic. Fun and fascinating...I also love thinking about what the messages/diction in signs suggest. One of my favorites that I saw over the summer said "Please Respect the Growing Grass."
  • “If He Hollers, Let Him Go,” by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, an in-depth discussion of Dave Chappelle, comedy, race, culture, and Yellow Springs (less than an hour from Columbus! A wonderful little town--my husband and I call it “The Shire”).

And you? I'd love your recommendations.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

5 comments:

  1. I'm reading 'The Faraway Nearby' by Rebecca Solnit. (I learned the title comes from the sign-off O'Keeffe used when writing letters from New Mexico.) Also reading 'White Heat' about Dickinson. Finished 'House of Stone', which I recommend.

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    1. I'm obsessed with that Solnit book :). So good!

      I don't know either of the other books--thanks for the recommendations!

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  2. After skimming them in the library, I'm a wee bit optimistic about Philipp Meyer's American Rust (debut novel) and The Son. The first is about coal country in western PA, sort of my home area, though I was on the Ohio side, and the other (newer, Texas novel) had some exquisite, "poetic"-in-the-good-sense-of-the-word passages I had randomly picked and loved. I rarely get to the halfway point in novels, but one or both of these might be the one, like a new bride! Well . . . a new bicycle?

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    1. These sound good! Mostly, I find that I'm drawn to collections (of essays, short stories, or poems) so I can go piece by piece.

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  3. P.S. Made my first visit to Yellow Springs a couple of years ago and loved it. Hope Antioch is securely on the way back.

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