Tag Archives: books

Movies are Made to

inspire us!  Yes, they are.  This is cliche now, but the first time my sister and I saw The Motorcyle Diaries we were overcome by an immsense feeling of goodwill and ambition to contribute.  It was electric, we were so psyched.  To make the experience better, you could feel the theatre’s vibe bringing us all […]

An Ode to the Cold War . . .

Like my love for notebooks, photographs, pens, magazines, cameras, pocket watches, paper, and books I also love typewriters. I am not sure what it is about typewriters, but I may like thefact that some of my favorite writers pounded away on their workhorse Olympias or Royals.  It may be the noise!  It may be the […]

Women and The Great American Novel

I like to read.  Okay, that is not especially insightful.  But, I am tired of reading books about men by men.  In fact, I don’t really want to read books about men by women.  I want to read books by women about women.  I think that’s a simple request.  Oh ho, it is not a […]

Emerald City. No, not the one in Oz.

I just finished reading Emerald City, a collection of short stories by Jennifer Egan.  There are eleven stories in this volume.  Some were very affecting and some were not.  Well, those I did not read (total: two) were not even interesting enough to hold my attention.  While I was reading the book, I started to […]