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Like your poetry books!
thank you, lady. i hope you're doing well. i started part-time at a bookstore over christmas and have actually been controlling myself pretty well, all things considered. it does mean lots of temptation. and oh, dear, look at what you've been adding! better be sure i put some distance between my looks at your page and my shifts....
i ended up shelving miss macintosh. i am filled with shame. maybe we'll try her for a winter project, as it was a difficult book to mentally focus on and physically carry around during this wicked summer. ava is on my list for next-by-maso. i ended up with ghost dance and art lover first because i was able to get a better deal on shipping. ava looks like it's more "up my alley," so to speak. ghost dance was a mixed experience; what worked for me was phenomenal, what didn't kept pushing me out of the book. defiance was definitely the wrong maso book for me to start with (i wasn't able to finish it), but maybe after a few more of her books i'll find a way to read the rest. we're alright--done with the hot weather, finally, i hope. i just hope it doesn't start snowing in the next week. hope you are well, happy halloween!!
In Pieces and River of Stars are excellent choices! I think I would suggest Plainwater or Decreation by Anne Carson, though that might be because I'm on a tremendous Anne Carson kick right now and if you like those little jewel bits of writing, like everything from Impassio (they did "In Pieces" and do an excellent lit magazine at http://www.fraglit.com/) she's great for that. I love Simic's Dime-Store Alchemy. Normandi Ellis did a translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Awakening Osiris, that's really unique and powerful. Her Fresh-Fleshed Sisters is also really good, though in a very different direction. And Marilynn Robinson's Housekeeping is absolutely astonishing, I recommend it highly.

You have no way of knowing this, but I was just trying to figure out which Maso book to get next. Duly noted!

I see from your library that you have Miss MacIntosh, My Darling--and that you've rated it three stars. I'm making a second attempt. I got four pages in last time and had to give up, I just couldn't focus enough on what I was reading. Now I'm twenty pages in and considering forcing myself to keep reading until I get hooked, if I get hooked... though if the experience of coming out the other side of this 1200 densely packed non-liner novel is anything less than life altering, in a positive way, at least four and a half stars, I mean, heavens, I have enough to read without spending a month trying to push myself into getting hooked. What do you think? Will it happen?
that's exactly what i thought when i saw your library. glad to find you!
hi turtlefly , i am looking for Secular Love for Michael ondaatje , could you help me in finding a free online edition ? thanks a lot
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