from the stacks:June

Books Bought, Got, or Borrowed



-David Almond

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India & Indonesia

-Elizabeth Gilbert

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

-Jeannette Walls


-Robert Harris

The Hundred Secret Sense

-Amy Tan

To Kill A Mocking Bird

-Harper Lee



Books Read

Love Is A Mixed Tape: Life and Loss, One Song At A Time

-Rob Sheffield

 Chelsea Chelsea, Bang Bang

-Chelsea Handler

Tropic of Cancer

-Henry Miller


-Robert Harris

Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock n’ roll, and Mental Illness

-Mary Forsberg Weiland w/Larkin Warren


-David Almond

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

-Jeannette Walls

To Kill A Mocking Bird

-Harper Lee



‘I’m late, I’m late, I’m late’ these are the words I hear running through my head. And, yet, I am actually not late. Not on this post anyway it is still July so I’ve time to get June posted. And, yet, ‘I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.’ This sense of urgency will undoubtedly shape anything I might have to say about the books above. I will be brief (I think) in the interest of getting to where ever it is that I am going next…

A word on Miller. Tripe. The book was banned relative to decency, okay, I get it. I am against it censorship and so I endorse Miller’s right to write tripe. The book is juvenile (and, yet, not suitable for juveniles!). The point, it would seem, was to reference fucking in as many ways as possible. Yes, I did pick up on all those other words as well but the sum total of all of them amounted to-who cares. I wouldn’t mind having those pages of my life back.

As for pages well spent, it had been a long while since I had read Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and I had forgotten that it is one of those books that made me love words. I had forgotten the state of grace that Scout embodies. I’m hoping that keeping the book out front on the shelves will keep this recent reminder fresh in my mind. 


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