A collection of thoughts after re-reading The Goldfinch (transcribed from marginalia): Theo’s mother dies on April 10th. April 10th is the 100th day of the year. I think Donna Tartt hides herself in her male characters. “I was very taken with the idea that a person might notice in passing some bewitching stranger and remember […]Read more "Transcribed from Marginalia: The Goldfinch"
A few weeks back I contributed a curation of reads for Bibliofeed – the wonderful Instagram based book club of readers and writers alike. One of my selections was T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. About it I wrote this: I love this poem because it is so epic and because it is so confusing. It is so […]Read more "The Waste Land and Literary Meltdowns"
Donna Tartt’s The Secret History is a book about books, and on my recent re-read of the book I compiled a definitive list of the books and authors mentioned in the novel. If you want to be as erudite and elite as the Classics Clique, you’d better add these books to your reading pile… Specific prose/poetry/plays mentioned: […]Read more "The Secret Reading List: Books mentioned in The Secret History"
Turns out one book club was not enough for me, so now I belong to two. The first is primarily English teachers, the second is primarily scientists. The people are different, with different jobs, interests, relationships. The mood of the room is different, as is the selection of books. One book club reads widely – […]Read more "Confessions of a book club slut"