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Good things come to those that wait. Open a bottle of Calif. Zin and let's toast! ~S
Whats new in Baltimore? Keeping the book stacks from falling over? I have not been very current in updating my stuff, but reading Wildlife by Richard Ford. Great read though his wonderful use of minimalist prose. I think you would like it. He comes to Denver on the 30th on his book signing tour for his new 'Canada' novel. Will be there. Driving up to Steamboat Springs this weekend for a soccer tournament. Should be nice. Great weather here. ~S
He mentions The Flute of The Gods (1909) by Marah Ellis Ryan. Wikipedia states she lived with the Hopi near the turn of the century and claimed to be the only white woman ever admitted to the secret religious rites. She was noted as an authority on the tribal life of the Indians in the United States and Mexico. It too is free on Google books with illustrations by Edward Curtis. Got to read that one as well. :)

I ran across Haruki Murakami not too long ago and read about his Trilogy of the Rat. I will have to to put The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle on my to read list. ~S
It's looking like spring in CO. To be sunny and 68 today. I even skipped the jacket this morning. Reading New Mexico: Land of the delight makers by George Wharton James. Highly recommend it.

Best, ~S
Good to hear from you. Reading has been kind of all over the place. Enjoying my iRiver HD Story Google Reader. Lots of really good old stuff in the public domain in Google Books. Currently reading a travelogue written by a British Army Officer, William Francis Butler, born 1838. Along with fighting in the Zulu war in Africa, he explored much of the interior of Canada which he describes in The Great Lone Land and The Wild North Land. I also picked out an old Steinbeck paperback in my collection the other night of In Dubious Battle. Enjoying that one a lot. I just bought an old copy of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer including a old copy of Tropic of Capricorn. His name keeps popping up up in other books so time to check him out. (like Jim Harrison's A Farmers Daughter - good novella)

How about you? What far-off adventure are you on right now?
Ah, Nabokov. Your adding the good stuff! ;) Do we really have to toil away today for our rich employers? I'd rather be lost among the common folk on some distant shore, eyes wide open, surrendering to chance.

Anderson's memoir was great! 4 1/2 stars. Will re-read that one again.

"I confess, I do not believe in time." ~V. Nabokov
Your memoir does sound like a keeper. I too am reading a memoir of Sherwood Anderson. So much of life to learn from him! Similarities to the early years of Thomas Wolfe. The insatiable hunger to put down on paper all of life's relationships and experiences -getting at the core of man's yearnings and desires. He too was a huge reader, soaking up all of the classics and novels of the day. However, he forsake his first wife and kids to his own selfish desires to be alone, immersed in his books and navigating his 'artistic/bohemian' life. He eventually walked out on them altogether. Sad.

My office moved downtown so now I take the light-rail. Therefore, I have 30 minutes each way to lose myself in books. :)

Hope all is well. You will want to get The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan. I concur it is the likely the best Italian cookbook you'll add to your collection.

Hope all is well. Have you joined the ranks of the employed yet? Anything in 'Lost Classics' that you tagged to read later? I discovered more than a few here: I'm going to try to see if I can find a copy at my local library. Reading A New Life by Bernard Malaumud and enjoying it immensely. He wrote The Natural. Rainy and cold in Denver. Expecting a nice sunny weekend. ~S
You just added the first photography book I purchased back in the early 80's. I worked part-time doing black and white printing for a color portrait studio owner in the mid-west during college. It was more of a break from business school than real work. Good book. I don't think I ever logged it in here.
I have not begun reading Russo yet. Still sitting on the shelf. I recognized the author on the last one you reviewed. Kunstler. He was on a program the other night with some other brainy men talking about our next foreseeable global/catastrophic crisis. He spoke about diminishing oil and our ability not to be able to switch gears fast enough to alternative energy resources. I dothink production has peaked and we are now on a path to witness the shrinking of the global supply. Not a bright future for our kids.

Getting tired of the snow and cold yet? It's a blizzard outside right now. Record low temps last two days.

I thought we were!
Thanks! I was trying to come up with something suitably literary and it made me laugh...that's my thorough process...
Do you get out on the ocean much? Or at least to the coast? Is it any cooler there? I have never been to the east coast, only to the Washington coast, but I think of it often. I can see why Montana writer, Ivan Doig, makes his home just off the Olympic peninsula. - S
Summer going well -take away the heat. Over 75 and I begin to sweat. Must be the Norwegian in my blood. I think I'd be in Canada if I was not tied down. How are you managing? Your heat is near records, I hear. At least we get frequent reprieves from being at a mile in the sky. Reading Mosher and Annick Smith. Mosher the better writer obviously, but both are good. From your review, hard to believe an editor at Harper Collins could let Pilgrim Snail get out the door. Perhaps they are just another corporate enterprise, having undergone cost cutting, bare-bones staff, etc., while pushing insipid editing work out to the masses?
Thanks, I'm a huge fan of Dahl and his sort stories are some of my favorites. (as you might be able to tell from this... His books are hard to beat.
Hey Carrie,

I missed Frank Howard Mosher booksigning this week in Denver. Other appointments. I see you have almost all of them. Never-the-less, I got a signed copy of Walking to Gatlinburg from The Tattered Cover, just not signed to me. Did he come to Baltimore? Right now reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Never got to it in high school. My profile page needs some updating.

Take care,

:-D Unfortunately, I'm not on facebook. A little leary about putting private information out there. Maybe someday. Have a great holiday weekend if I don't hear back.

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It must be because I see Steinbeck, photography and US Navy Library Program. That sounds like you. Plus NPR - my favorite.
I'v only read McKibben in Orion and Audobuon magazines. Good writer. Check out Orion if you have never read it:
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