Category Archives: Book Report

In which I tell you what I’m reading and what I think about what I’m reading.

01/11/12: Great Read

I just finished the Lost Memory of Skin, by Russell Banks. I hadn’t read anything by him before, but the reviews intrigued me. He is an excellent writer and this is a totally unsentimental, well researched, yet totally fabricated story, … Continue reading

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8/25/11: Crush

This is simply a tribute to gay poets, the guy-ones. I’ll have to do a tribute to lesbian poets too, now that I think about it, there is a large plate of deliciousness there. It’s just that the past few … Continue reading

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8/22/11: Austerlitz

Shortly after leaving the ground in Seattle, the pilot announced that we would be returning to the airport. The problem: the co-pilot’s seat-belt was malfunctioning; we expected turbulence on the flight; and the decision was made to return to the airport to … Continue reading

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8/21/11: home again, home again

I have returned from a week at Cape May NJ, where it rained more than usual for August, and where I did, along with family, the things we do each year to remind us (though scattered around the country, though … Continue reading

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8/12/11: odds and ends

I’m training myself to remember snatches of imagery that I conjure up in my sleep. It’s an exciting venture! (I’ve also realized that I should not sleep with the radio on, but that’s  another story.) I think sleep is where … Continue reading

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8/11/11: to the beach (reads)

I’m leaving tomorrow to spend a week at the Jersey Shore with my family. I haven’t seen my grandsons since last summer. So I’ll probably have to spend some time hanging out with everyone, having cocktails at dusk on the beach, … Continue reading

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8/08/11: Nicole Krauss

Just read The Great House by Nicole Krauss, published October 2010. It came into my hands thanks to the Pierce County Library, which had a copy of it in their new books display. I’ve had a copy of her second … Continue reading

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