Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: One Hundred Years of Solitude

My book this week is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. It is interesting so far. This one seems to get extreme reactions from people I know who have read it. Synopsis (from GoodReads)  One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and originalContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: One Hundred Years of Solitude”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Why Poetry

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. My book this week is:  An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder. The beginning: “I haveContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Why Poetry”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I have this checked out from the library as an ebook. This is one of my favorite science fiction novels. I have read it twice before. Synopsis: While on a mission to the planet Gethen —Continue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56”

Book Beginnings & the Friday 56: Good Omens

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I had better get this up before the link-up ends! I didn’t post on Friday, but I started this book on Saturday. The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice My current audiobook is GoodContinue reading “Book Beginnings & the Friday 56: Good Omens”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Galileo’s Daughter (+Book Blogger Hop)

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. Today I am featuring my current audiobook, Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel. It begins with a letter from Galileo’s oldest daughter, born of his affair with Marina Gamba of Venice. InContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Galileo’s Daughter (+Book Blogger Hop)”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: I Explain a Few Things

My book for Book Beginnings is I Explain A Few Things: Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda. It includes more than fifty poems spanning Neruda’s career, translated into English by various poets and printed alongside the Spanish. The introduction says: The title comes from a defining poem in Neruda’s book Third Residence, usually incorporated into theContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: I Explain a Few Things”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: The Odyssey

My book for Book Beginnings is The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. This is a group read in one of my GoodReads groups. I expect to finish it at the end of the month or the beginning of next month. The opening of Book I: Tell me about a complicated man.  Muse, tell me howContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: The Odyssey”

Book Beginnings: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Here is my belated post for Book Beginnings! Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. I have finally started The Social Contract, which I meant to get to last year. I have read bits of it before (and the Discourse onContinue reading “Book Beginnings: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau”

Book Beginnings: War Music by Christopher Logue

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. My current book is War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homers Iliad by the poet Christopher Logue. This is a reread. I first read this book in 2017. I did notContinue reading “Book Beginnings: War Music by Christopher Logue”

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings

hosted by Freda’s Voice I still need to review Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr. In the meantime, my book for the Friday 56 is the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. from the synopsis:In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitraryContinue reading “The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings”

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