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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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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…

 

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Last thing I read that was so good, not only did it knock my socks off, it stole them forever:
Elena Ferrante’s last Neapolitan novel The Story of the Lost Child lived up to every expectation I had for a finale while also surprising me and breaking my heart.
Currently reading:
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.

Favorite food in the entire world: Pizza

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.”

 

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Last thing I read that was so good, not only did it knock my socks off, it stole them forever: Definitely has to be A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara; pretty sure Hanya has a huge collection of stolen socks — read it!

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.