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Reading With Sea

A book club on your own time

Currently reading:

Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry
Essays by Jane Hirshfield

Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian
by Scott Douglas

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues
by Brent Slife


The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich
The Fact of a Doorframe by Adrienne Rich
the Bible
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Franny and Zooey by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

Any Human Heart by William Boyd
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
The Letters of T.S. Elliot: Volume One by T.S. Elliot
Kafka’s Last Love by Diamant
Death In Spring by Merce Rodoreda
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Amateur Barbarians by Robert Cohen
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
by David Lipsky

Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency
by Wendy Lustbader


Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry by Jane Hirshfield
Grayson by Lynne Cox
Counting on Kindness by Wendy Lustbader
Quiet, Please by Scott Douglas


April 2010

William T. Vollman, reading from Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater, with Some Thoughts on Muses, (Especially Helga Testorf), Transgender Women, Kabuki Goddessses, Porn Queens, Poets, Hou

Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch, reading from Ten Walks/Two Talks

March 2010

Melissa Febos reading from Whip Smart

* 100 Books Challenge
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
The Here and Now by Robert Cohen
Whip Smart by Melissa Febos
Black Misery by Langston Hughes
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Reunion in Barsaloi by Corinne Hofmann
Given Sugar, Given Salt by Jane Hirshfield
Toyko Vice by Jake Adelstein
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

*  50 Books Challenge (the first 50 books of the 100 book challenge)

* Heavy Reading Challenge

* Reading Journal Challenge
(See below for lists)

April 2010 Books bought:

Shakespeare Wrote For Money by Nick Hornby
Secret Son by Laila Lalami
The Women by T.C. Boyle
The Gravedigger by Peter Grandbois
The Best American Short Stories 1994 edited by Tobias Wolff
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Preservationist by David Maine
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
Killing Che by Chuck Pearrer
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
Already Dead: A California Gothic by Denis Johnson
This Book Will Kill You by A.M. Homes
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
London by Edward Rutherfurd
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanne Clarke
Restless by William Boyd
Oh the Glory of it All by Sean Wilsey
No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Lush Life by Richard Price
Flight by Sherman Alexie

April 2010 Books read:

Whip Smart by Melissa Febos
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Black Misery by Langston Hughes
Return to Barsaloi by Corinne Hofmann
Given Sugar, Given Salt by Jane Hirshfield
Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

March 2010 Books bought:

Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.) by Peter Hessler
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
The NPR Guide the Building a Classical CD Collection: The 350 Essential Works by Ted Libbey
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera by Fred Plotkin
The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian
Red Dust: A Path Through China by Ma Jian
Insipid Sleep by Robert Cohen
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Feast: Food to Celebrate Life by Nigella Lawson
Given Sugar, Given Salt: Poems by Jane Hirshfield

March 2010 Books read:

American Rust by Philipp Meyer (abandoned)
Whip Smart by Melissa Febos
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (parts)
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem

February 2010 Books bought:

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Amateur Barbarians by Robert Cohen
The HERE AND NOW by Robert Cohen
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Relin
Native Son by Richard Wright
Black Boy by Richard Wright

February 2010 Books read:

The Year of Wishful Thinking by Joan Didion
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by Dave Sedaris
The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

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