A surprisingly lovely weekend given the surprise snow storm on Friday! It is gorgeous sunny out so the snow is beginning to melt and while chilly, one could almost imagine spring is close. Plus, the arrivals for the last two weeks were pretty amazing so I'm a very happy girl.
Title:Because You Have To: a writing life Author: Joan Frank
Genre: Non-Fiction (On Writing / Literary Criticism / Memoir / Essays / 20th Century Literature / American Writing) Publisher/Publication Date: University of Notre Dame Press (9/15/2012) Source:TLC Book Tours
Rating: Liked a good deal. Did I finish?: I did, although I lingered! One-sentence summary: Twenty-three essays on writing and reading by a passionate, sharp, reader and author. Reading Challenges:Dewey Decimal
Do I like the cover?: I really do -- the soft colors and the spare layout really appeal to me, and, lame as it may be, I want that desk and chair and typewriter to be my writer-ly writing room.
I'm reminded of...: Anne Lamott
First line: We live in a fast-forward world.
Did... I squee a little seeing Thaisa Frank quoted in this volume?: YES. I've really enjoyed Thaisa Frank's writing, and love seeing people I love getting love, and discovered she's not related to this author (as Joan Frank explains in her A…
I've basically been on an informal hiatus, given my infrequent updates.
I'm really struggling with whether to continue this blog or not.
I love reading but find writing reviews a chore -- and haven't been able to find a way to write about the books I'm reading in a way that doesn't feel like a chore. Worse, I never read other blogs anymore and am really feeling the lack of connection. I'm so grateful for those who still swing by to comment and I'm really aware that I'm not reciprocating!
I'm also trying to figure out what my place is in the book blogging world, as a white, cishet woman. (Same with the historical fiction sphere, especially as romance and sci-fi/fantasy have their own reckoning.) (If there are anti-racist white bloggers out there interested in getting together to think about how to leverage our privilege for change and check ourselves, let me know!) I've been back-and-forth-ing about whether to continue on social media; I feel like …
On-going summer of awesome: yet another week of fantastic arrivals! In our house, birthdays are to be celebrated for thirty days, so I'm just telling myself it's the pub world helping me to celebrate! ;) This week's Mailbox Monday (hosted in July at Mrs. Q: Book Addict). As usual, click on a cover to learn more about the book (link will automatically open in a new tab/window). What did you get? Have any of these?
Seen both at Mailbox Monday -- hosted in February at Metro Reader -- and The Story Siren, my Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox. What an insane week! And by insane, I mean, amazing. This might win for the most arrivals in a week since I've started blogging. Honestly, my jaw is on the ground -- I'm blown away and super excited to read all these. What did you get this week? Read any of these?