Finally started the Hobbit, and about 30% of the way in on Kindle. Wonderful so far, looking forward to reading more. Bilbo just found some ring, I am sure it’s not that important.
Also reading “Moby Dick” which I talked about more early in the week.
Just not in the mood to do my big reading piece right now.
Am reading some nice short pieces too.
Easily the best book I have finished this week is the outstanding short story (around 40 pages) “Warm Moonlight” by Joseph Wurtenbaugh. One of those stories that was beautiful and amazing but I don’t want to say too much about. Women have come a long way in the less than a century, at least in the Western world. ****
In Praise of Hangovers by Evan Rail: Not bad, amazing we don’t know more about the science of hangovers. But as far as hangovers bringing clarity and calming the mind, I would much rather have meditation. **1/2
Wine From These Grapes by Edna St. Vincent Millay: I get that it’s pretty, and she is from Camden, MA. But this poetry was just meh for me. Didn’t touch my heart at all. **
I loved Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight” series, but the 1st section of “The Dark Knight Strikes Again” didn’t work for me at all. **
Born to Run
And one of my other big favorites for the week: “Are You My Mother?” by Alison Bechdel. Just beautiful. I am enjoying her more complicated relationship with her mother more than the heartbreaking relationship Bechdel had with her father documented in “Fun Home” ****. pg 214 of 290
I love reading, it makes me happy. Feel more like reading right now, than writing about reading. And that’s okay.