currently reading, 8.7
The beyond hilarious, witty, and charming Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Resume Ages 0-22 by Marinaomi. It’s such an expressive graphic memoir; color me completely smitten.
overheard and (re)read, 7.7
A brilliantly leisure filled afternoon at my local bookshop, coffee in hand, I overheard an extremely loud patron utter, repeatedly: “Ugh! I hate hate hate Ernest Hemingway. Why do people think he was great? He is just plain awful. Awful. Kurt Vonnegut…there’s another one…” Which, as I tend to take these things (particularly when they…
currently reading, 6.3
John Waters’ memoir of sorts on his role models in life, aptly called Role Models. It’s hilarious, touching, and definitely intriguing. I saw Mr. Waters himself mention it on Bill Maher the other week, and had to crack it.
more books, 5.19
A rainy stop in Brookline Booksmith “just to browse” always ends with me purchasing a handful of new tomes. I can’t help it; it’s a sick addiction–one I never want to be cured of, so don’t even try. There’s nothing better than BB because every single time I’m in there, some patron inevitably asks a…
new books, 5.14
I picked up a pile of delicious reads at the famed Strand in NYC last weekend. I could have spent, literally, the entire two days there. Alas, I had but an hour or so to peruse the stacks before my train—and maybe a few bespectacled male book slut counterparts? That place, its heaven.
grain & gram, 4.27
I just discovered Grain & Gram, and despite clearly stating it’s a gentleman’s journal, I care not–this is my new favorite blog, hands down. Not only is every photograph, design, created with hands endeavor absolutely stunning, I mean…the rest speaks for itself. What does it say about me that I really dig, apparently, a quality…
latest read, 4.23
The brilliant Gore Vidal writing as Edgar Box. What are you reading lately?
new books (yet again), 4.13
My mum came for a visit last week, and of course, took me to Brookline Booksmith, as always. She bought me three new novels, one of which I’ve already read but didn’t own (Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther; it’s the Dover Thrift Edition, shoutout to my friend Mack!). The other two I plan on…
new reading, 3.24
The glory of purchasing a pile of new books, for me, is the greatest glory. Just scooped up? Jules Verne’s The Castle of Transylvania (which is next on my reading list, considering I have but 30 pages left of the ever brilliant Wilkie Collins’ Moonstone), Alexander Pushkin’s Tales of Belkin (I love the Melville Art…
currently (re)reading, 3.14
For the second time, gorging on Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. A brilliant primer for any musically devoted, I’ve gotten so many new things from this re-read since the last time I rendezvoused with it. Sometimes, re-reads are brilliant.
currently reading, 2.17
The gorgeous The Broom of the System by the incredible genius, David Foster Wallace. The language and structure of this novel are incredible and the storytelling is playful and brilliant. This book has been sitting on my shelf for awhile, awaiting its turn. And turn it has.
currently reading, 1.31
At the weekend, whilst visiting my mum’s house, I finished the glorious Woman in White. Not sure what to read next, I took a waltz through my mum’s hall bookshelf and stumbled upon Edna Ferber’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel So Big. And so big, it is. Gorgeous, beautiful, exciting, it’s the story of a gambler’s…