October 29, Wednesday night -- Reading Instant City

At Gypsy Honeymoon, an antique store in the Mission District,
After a night of ghost stories, storytelling, and acapela music (isn't an antique store the perfect place?), hosted by Gravity Goldberg and shop proprietress, Gabrielle Reading local literary magazine, Instant City.

Something good she's read recently - No One Belongs Here More Than You, a book of short fiction by Miranda July.

If she were to write her own book, it'd be about woods -- she lived in Sofia, Bulgaria until she was eight and there were dense woods near her house, even though she lived in an urban area. The first books she remembers, as a child growing up, were beautifully illustrated. Some of them were fairy tales, like one about following your own life path. In the story a little chicken followed around a little duck....until it went into the water and it became apparent that he wasn't meant to do duck things. Still, as an adult, she thinks back on the lessons she learned in stories, like the one about the duck. Another favorite from her childhood -- Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. Look at the hammock in the background hanging from the ceiling -- in what sorts of comfortable places do you read?

3 Comments:

webbie said...

I'm a tub reader. Give me a good book, a little classical music, and a glass of wine and I am quite happy for at least an hour and a half.

Ms. B. said...

It's the bed for me, the couch in the afternoon, and the morris chair any other time.

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