Book Notes

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

Tamora Pierce’s The Immortals

november 2019/
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Breathing life into the reading habit again. A fascinating look at therapy that’s perfect for reflection.
october 2019/

The Body in Question
Blew through this. A look at an affair from juror C-2.

may 2019/

Life Will be the Death of Me
My favorite of Handler’s. Dogs, death, hilarity. Laughing out loud in a hostel bed in Prague.

Wisdom and an exploration of love across time. The women speak louder in this than the men.

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.

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?

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.

“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.

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

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.

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.

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.