January 31-day Literary Diet


More than just reading though this seems like a tempting way to begin our reading session together… https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/dec/27/feed-your-soul-the-31-day-literary-diet-for-january-2021-culture-books?utm_source=pocket-newtab

30 comments on “January 31-day Literary Diet”

  1. What a great idea this is! Thank you, Borkali. I’m going to try to stay on track, too. For me, January is the toughest month to get through.

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    1. January is a dark one. Neighbor Dave said Jane Goodall said something to the effect of, “feel joy in spite of the facts” that has stuck with me the last couple days.

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    1. Just enjoyed the same experience, Teri. Wowser is right! What a wealth. Listened to Riz Ahmed reading Go to the Limits of Your Longing, by Rainer Maria Rilke. Gasp…

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  2. I am a close follower of Saul Williams and am honored to say that I saw him at UC Davis my very first year as a graduate student in 2007. I had already seen this but was happy to revisit though a day late a buck short as yesterday was disruptive

    volume UP

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    1. Catching up today. Williams is new to me so, yeah, I had that moment of first discovery when I watched this–and against the backdrop of the day of infamy.

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    1. Listened to this, too, today. Psychologically acute short story, interesting close reading, and in the last 3 minutes, something to think about: how does a fiction writer deal with BC & AC (before and after Covid)?

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      1. This was new to me– my description is: Gregory Corso’s “Marriage” meets Middlemarch 🙂


  3. Fell of the bandwagon over the weekend. First day of classes today — yahoo. Today’s literary nibble is an online lecture from Alice Oswald– here’s a brief description: This is the first ever online lecture by a Professor of Poetry at Oxford. In the lecture, Alice Oswald explores the strange connection between water and grief.



  4. I totally dropped the ball on this one. February now and am going to do a borkali and go backward. Somehow I missed all of these posts also. Gues I had better check my settings…

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