Book Notes

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At Large and At Small
H is for Hawk
A Little Life
On Writing
American Wolf
Spinster
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Quiet
Fates and Furies
Under the Tuscan Sun
Walking on Water
Less
Moonglow
Until I Find You
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
SUM
A Year in the World
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Bluets
A Short History of Nearly Everything
My Side of the Mountain

Tamora Pierce’s The Immortals

january 2019/

Magic Art of Tidying Up
There’s no way I’m getting rid of my books, crazy lady. Closet looks good though!

On Writing
I did not put my desk in the corner, but I do have an unsettling urge to watch horror movies. Need to re-read this every year.

Carrie
In lieu of watching a scary movie, I drove to the library. Finished this in an afternoon, sitting in sunlight on the porch. Didn’t even have a nightmare.

february 2019/

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (audiobook)
What a pleasant Saturday: grocery shopping, cooking up a storm, listening to Hagrid tell Harry “yer a wizard!” and trying not to tear up. Still disappointed they didn’t include the potions riddle in the movie.

Becoming
“There are truths we face and truths we ignore.”
Hope and heartbreak. Her father’s declining health.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
And now I have signed up for an improv class.

Norse Mythology
Y’all men need to stop trying to marry off Freya. Cross-dressing Thor was my favorite.

Circe
Condemned to be utterly alone doesn’t sound so bad.

Misery
More entertaining than Carrie. Apparently I can read horror and not have nightmares.

Tools of Titans
So. Many. Nuggets.

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
How have I never read anything by John McPhee before?!

Search Inside Yourself
Mindfulness from Google’s jolly good fellow. All of the Vipassana retreats around Prague are booked.

Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman (audiobook)
Physics was not my favorite subject in school and this narration didn’t help change that. I couldn’t finish. Will revisit a paper copy.

march 2019/

The Princess Diarist
Sharing poetry concerning the affair with a certain smuggler back when she was 19 is not the way I want to remember Carrie Fisher.

The Man Who Quit Money
Lessons from off the societal grid. Reminds me of a Rabbit Box story of two kids selling everything and moving to South America. What does money mean to me?

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
A reminder to always look up at the sky. Physics meets religion and in “seemingly contradictory impulses.”

Several Short Sentences About Writing
Word by word, evaluate meaning. What are you trying to say?

april 2019/

Where’d You Go Bernadette?
Antarctica is going on my travel list. Wanted to read this before the movie comes out.

Educated: A Memoir
Taking this one slow.

Me, Myself & Prague: An Unreliable Guide to Bohemia
Getting in the bohemian mindset for my trip.

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