I found the photographs and article about this artist’s work very powerful and thought provoking: https://www.motherjones.com/recharge/2020/09/portraits-of-survival-covid-and-community-strength-through-an-artists-eyes/.
If you want to see some photos from earlier in the year for comparison, go here. I just took a few photos in this hazy firelight outside early Wednesday morning. A couple of volunteer sunflowers guard the green sculpture and a hybrid squash plant has joined the brown study, Where are you going?. The black
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
I finished reading Memoirs and Misinformation today. That’ll make 7 books for summer reading, since I doubt I’ll complete another read before Sunday. I’m happy with my comeback after a bit of a gap midway there. This novel is intense. Jam packed with celebrity sightings– I’d call this a deep fake of a novel. If
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?
I needed to read this book. I really did. Bregman takes up the long running conversation around whether humanity, as a species, is good or bad at the core. Are we evil, self serving, barbaric, held barely in check by the veneer of civilization? Or are we in fact motivated by grace, community, love? Bregman
I recently read my first graphic novel, What Did You Eat Yesterday?, which is also a manga. That term was new to me. I discovered manga refers to comics or graphic novels originating from Japan. This particular story is the first in a series about a gay couple living in Tokyo. Shiro Kakei and Kenji
I needed to laugh, so I decided to listen to this book again. A favorite book, which I first read a number of years ago and have reread and listened to since, it did the trick. It made me laugh and think, tear up and laugh some more. It tells the story of the end
It’s a whodunnit! I haven’t read one of these in some time, and it was fun to read. Thanks @wolfechelsea for the swap! The set up of the book is very enjoyable– the chapters are broken up into the characters with interspersed chapters that were written in third person based on The Wedding Night, which
lots of reading, very little posting. I know I’m always really bad with that. This summer I have been reading a lot of Harlan Coben novels that I inherited from my grandmother. They’re always good and I enjoy reading them but they’re really nothing to post about. The Guest List, on the other hand was