Birthday Reading

On Wildwood Beach, Long Island's North Fork - D. picked out a campsite right behind this, amongst the woods and deer and fireflies.

Some titles purchased with a B&N birthday card:

Scorch Atlas, by Blake Butler,

Fireflies in the Mist, by Qurratulain Hyder,

Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection, by Julia Kristeva, entirely because of this:

Purge, by Sofi Oksanen.

On the shelf, going slowly:

Independent People, by Halldor Laxness,

Swann’s Way and Within a Budding Grove, by Marcel Proust,

The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu.


At some point I’ll probably write a ramblie and not all together astute bit of a post on some of these books. What a lovely thing, to have a big pile of words and worlds to dip into while hiding from a typically muggy New York summer’s day.

p.s. there will at some point be (hopefully) good news by the end of this week. Mouths shut till then.


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