Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 08, 2016
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On a hot and hazy day in Sydney, Australia
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At Bondi Beach, in Sydney, Australia
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In the Sydney, Australia domestic terminal
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He is reading A Dance to the Music of Time: Spring, by Anthony Powell. We were sitting in the kitchen at the tail-end of a party, and out comes the book. It's always a good idea to have a book when the party slows down. He read us selections aloud when we asked.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 28, 2015
Something good he's read recently is Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda. It's about an apprenticeship with a shaman. He said it was really trippy and it blew his mind.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 21, 2015
One of the best books she's read lately has been The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin, which is about books, and love.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 14, 2015
Her partner, who is sitting across the table from her, is going to read it after she finishes. They have so many books at home, they said, that they are thinking about stacking them up like a table (tables?) and putting a surface over it/them.
A good book she's read recently is 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. She said it was pretty phenomenal and that she thinks Murakami is one of the best contemporary authors.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 07, 2015
I asked him it was his favorite book and he said he didn't know if he had a favorite book, but the book he has read the most is Fool, a parody of King Lear by Christopher Moore.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, November 30, 2015
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He was walking down the street while reading and when I stopped him and asked my question. He looked at me for a moment and laughed. He said that I'd photographed him before. It was about 18 months earlier, he said, a few months after he'd moved to San Francisco. He'd been reading at a coffee shop in the SoMa. I couldn't remember anything except that the book had a racy cover, and the sun was in his eyes when I took the photo. Here's the post.
This time around, in the shade of the FedEx truck, he said he had been reading the classics, but is taking a break from them. He's not exactly slumming it, though, reading a Pulitzer Prize winner -- A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, November 16, 2015
He is reading New York, by Edward Rutherfurd. He was talking to his mother about books the other day and she recommended this and, he said, he's enjoying the ride. Before this he was reading Pema Chödrön, Rumi, Suzuki (I didn't write it down and I can't remember if he said D.T. Suzuki or Shunryū Suzuki), and other books related to Buddhist thought. After reading from this genre for so long, reading fiction brought something fresh to his life. He said he's planning on reading more fiction in the future.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, November 09, 2015
His favorite author right now is Boethius, a Roman writer who died in AD 524, who, he said, synthesized Christianity and Plato's philosophy together with mystical thinking.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, November 02, 2015
Streetopia exhibition in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco that happened in 2012. Artists got the community involved and turned abandoned storefronts into interactive art places, celebrating the Tenderloin as a neighborhood.
Lately, a couple of her favorite books have been Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape Paperback, edited by Barry Lopez & Debra Gwartney, and The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed, edited by Sixteen Rivers Press, with a foreword by Robert Haas.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, October 26, 2015
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His favorite author is Jorge Luis Borges. One of his favorite Borges books is The Garden of Forking Paths.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, October 12, 2015
In the Mission District
One of her favorite authors that she's been reading lately is Jhumpa Lahiri.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, October 05, 2015
Before this she read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander, a dark book about racism. Recently she also read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, September 28, 2015