October 12, 2014, Sunday afternoon -- Reading a book edited by Daniel Handler

At a bar on 20th Street
She is reading The Best American Non-Required Reading, edited by Daniel Handler.  She just bought the book at its release at a Litquake event at Z-Space nearby.  The selections in the book, she said, are chosen by high school students at 826 Valencia, an after-school tutoring program.

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. 

1 Comment:

Selah Fraser said...

“There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. A life of good days lived in the senses is not enough. The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading -- that is a good life.” (From Dillard's 'The Writing Life')