greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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"Who's left to suffer long about you?"

I suppose today would be called mild. It's cooler, drier, sunny. It looks like early autumn.

I see people post their reading lists, a thing I've never really done. But, here are the books I've read so far in 2014 (in the order I remember them, not the order I read them). Hopefully, I haven't forgotten anything. I'm not including short-fiction anthologies, as I never finish those:

1. Diane Arbus: A Biography by Patricia Bosworth
2. Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs by Ted Morgan
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
5. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
6. Joseph Leidy: The Last Man Who Knew Everything by Leonard Warren
7. Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
8. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
9. Unearthing the Dragon by Mark Norell
10. Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer
11. Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff Vandermeer
12. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
13. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I've been reading more fiction than usual, though many of the books are books I've read before. I've been reading less non-fiction, and I've almost stopped reading "genre" fiction. I no longer think of myself as a prolific reader, though givens the abysmal reading habits of Americans, I'm far, far ahead of the curve.

There's very little to say about yesterday, especially since I did make a small entry early in the evening. Tomorrow, we go to Lowell, Mass. to see Neko Case. I'm trying to want to go, instead of merely wanting to want to go. I haven't been to a live show since the last Brown Bird show we attended, and that was well over a year ago.

For the Time Being,
Aunt Beast
Tags: books, depression, green autumn, neko case, reading
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