Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Her favorite book right now is called Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard. She picked it up because she'd just moved to Toronto from Iceland and wanted to immerse her self in the natural world. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has lots of descriptions of nature, she said. It's set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the 1970s.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, October 20, 2014
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, October 15, 2014
She is reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. It's the first Murakami novel she's read. Right now she's also reading Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, a thriller that just got made into a movie.
One of her favorite books is Object of Beauty, a novel by the comedian/actor/playwright, Steve Martin, which she likes because she's an artist. She likes doing portraits of people.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, October 13, 2014
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Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, October 06, 2014
His own favorite book is In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, by Fred Moten.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Something else good that she's read lately (that she learned about from Real Simple magazine) is a book called Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective, by Pat Summit with Sally Jenkins, an autobiographical novel about a women's basketball coach who has won more NCAA games than anyone else, who gets early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Before these two books, she said she was reading a lot of Grisham because her life was hectic and his books provided a total release.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, September 29, 2014
I am posting this picture now because I saw it over the summer and liked it, and didn't have a chance to post it then. It always makes me happy to find reading portrayed in art.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Her favorite book is East of Eden, by John Steinbeck.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, September 22, 2014
In the past, she read a lot of William S. Burroughs, "the big drug guy." She liked his writing because it felt unfiltered.
Recently she's been reading John Saul, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, and some romance authors including Danielle Steel.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, September 17, 2014
September 10, 2014, Wednesday afternoon -- Reading an anthology edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor
She is reading the introduction by Geraldine Brooks of The Best American Short Stories 2011, for a creative writing class she is taking. The professor wants the students to see how other writers were inspired.
Her own favorite books are trilogies and series. She loved The Millennium trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), by Stieg Larsson and also The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkein; and the Harry Potter books, by JK Rowling. She likes the fairytale/fantasy element.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, September 15, 2014
Инопланетные цивилизации Атлантиды, by Георгий Бореев (in English, Alien Civilizations of Atlantis, by George Boreas). His favorite author is Robert Monroe, who wrote Ultimate Journey, Far Journeys, and Journeys Out of the Body, which are about having out of body experiences. Another author he likes is Michael Newton, who write about hypnosis and the states between our reincarnations.
He likes to read about the metaphysical and tried to explain to me how vibrations make out of body experiences possible.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, September 08, 2014
His favorite book, right now, is Ties that Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, by Sarah Schulman. He said that he doesn't always agree with everything she says, but that it's really interesting from a anti-assimilationist/everyone doesn't need to be cut out from the same cookie cutter perspective.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, September 03, 2014
She is reading Mischa Mischakoff: Journeys of a Concertmaster, by his daughter, Anne Mischakoff Heiles. Mischa Mischakoff was an accomplished first-violinist who immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine. The book has interviews from his family members and his students.
She is reading this because she loves music (she plays the viola) and the history of it. She said that the reason the U.S. is a good place to study music is a good part due to accomplished musicians who came here from Eastern Europe at the time of the Russian Revolution and again in the 1980's when travel bans were lifted after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Before this, she was reading a murder mystery novel set in Alaska, by Dana Stabenow, who is an Alaskan native. Although she was enjoying the book, she put it down to read Mischa Mischakoff.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, September 01, 2014
Her favorite authors are Laurell K. Hamilton and Anne Rice. She loves anything in the Southern Gothic genre.
Posted by sonya worthy at Friday, August 29, 2014
Sometimes she picks up the books she finds on the street and starts reading them. If they are good she continues, though doesn't hold herself to finishing what she finds. There are so many good books to read, she said. One of her favorite authors is Haruki Murakami.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, August 25, 2014
Her favorite book is Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, by Terence McKenna.
Posted by sonya worthy at Friday, August 22, 2014