The Meadows Museum Education Dept. has created a new online opportunity: monthly Book Club! Right up the old alley. Their first two selections are Optic Nerve (Gainza) and The Atocha Station (Ben Lerner). The Atocha Station has been selected, I assume, primarily for its being set in Spain. There is a vivid art museum scene
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Sunday, Oct. 4, is Virtual Festival Day. The choice of several events for each hour of the day. You can see them & sign up here: https://brooklynbookfestival.org/event_type/virtual-festival-day/
Just to say that this starts tomorrow morning at 9AM EST. You can register HERE: https://www.nationalbookfestival.com/series/lobby28/lobby
I’ve just finished listening to this novel, which feels too, too real to be a novel. Utterly convincing. JNaz brought me to this book with her “Oh my, read this book” post, which feels like a lifetime ago. She did such a great job of describing it that I will try something I have never
OK, this is a film but it is about books and reading. This 1-1/2 hour documentary was made on the occasion of The Review’s 50th anniversary in 2013. If I remember correctly, it is available to view until Sept. 7. I know you’ll like it. https://mailchimp.com/presents/by-the-books/the-50-year-argument “Mailchimp Presents.” Who knew?
Roddy Doyle is one of my favorite writers, so I was jazzed when I saw that a new book had just been published in May of this year. The library system didn’t have it on order, so for the first time I did what y’all told me: I put in an acquisition request. And, lo
The Oklahoma Contemporary has arranged for a livestream reading of The Odyssey starting at 7 PM on August 20. You can find the details, including a list of the readers here: https://oklahomacontemporary.org/performance/the-odyssey Check it out each (or every) evening.
I checked this book of poems out of the library because JNaz called my attention to this poet recently. It was published in 2013, and won the Pulitzer Prize. There are, indeed, three sections in this book, with a single bonus poem following the third section, titled “Light Verse (Standard Time Begins)”: 1) 31 short
This book must be considered a YA novel because I found at the end of it Sharon Creech’s acceptance speech for the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, which she received when it was published back in the 90’s. It seemed plenty adult enough for me. A thirteen-year-old protagonist
I was more interested in the Writers than the Lovers, but I do love an ampersand. I was dismayed to see the audiobook had classified this as Women’s Fiction on its cover. What in the world is that? Is there Men’s Fiction? Can a man not enjoy a novel with a female protagonist? Lily King