Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Don't ask me why (my own brain processes often elude even me, the owner of this most porous brain), but this photograph symbolizes my changing relationship to books as I try to decide what to read in hardback, paperback, and iPad2-ery.
Just now, I've ordered the following from the Kindle Store:
A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories (Margaret Drabble)
Desperate Characters (Paula Fox)
The Coffins of Little Hope (Timothy Schaffert)
Faith (Jennifer Haigh)
The Paris Wife (Paula McLain)
These join the following to-be-read Kindle titles (I read both before, as real books):
Selected Stories (Andre Dubus)
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
Now, from the iBook store:
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, Robin Black
They all join Tara Altebrando's Dreamland Social Club—a real book, a hardcover, as my next reads.
I'll be reporting back, of course.
In the meantime, might I note how glad I have been to be hearing from my students during these summer days. Might I say, too, that I am grateful that there is a new generation of smart young souls who know how to use language—know where sentences begin and end, know, unprompted, how to eliminate their own redundancies, lean into the music. How you are needed. How valued you are. How you might save the world.