Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Esmée de Heer
Last thing I read that was so good, not only did it knock my socks off, it stole them forever: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. The book is so funny until it hits you in the face with sadness and suffering.
Currently reading: Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
Favorite food in the entire world: Pancakes for dinner. Nothing beats having breakfast foods at dinner.
If someone absolutely forced me to recite some poetry, I would recite: I couldn’t recite any poetry to save my life, but I did buy a great looking copy of Ariel by Sylvia Plath. I’ll make sure to memorize a line or two in the near future, just in case…
All this Ferrante fever has got me interested in the Italian woman novelist tradition, so I’ve picked up Grazia Deledda’s Reeds in the Wind.
If someone absolutely forced me to recite some poetry, I would recite: I don’t know much poetry by heart so I’d have to recite Fleetwood Mac’s “Sisters of the Moon.”
Currently reading: I’ve started three books recently (and I’m usually a book monogamist). Summer by Edith Wharton, Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson, and The Salt Ecstasies by James White.
Favorite food in the entire world: Hard question but I love seafood — oysters, salmon, mussels, all that briny stuff.
If someone absolutely forced me to recite some poetry, I would recite: Poor dead flower? when did you forget you were a flower? I used to be a huge Ginsberg fan, still sort of am sometimes.