the outermost house and bird by bird
Books 22&23The Outermost House by Henry Beston
This book took me a long time to finish. It is "a chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach," which, in this season of never-alone-for-one-minute, appealed to me on various levels. I am sure that it is a lovely book, however at this time in my life I need something more than what happens when sand freezes to keep me awake at night.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
I own this book and have read it before, but it was just as fresh and thought-provoking to read again. She has such great thoughts on life, and her writing just flows as though she's sitting talking to you, like a really witty, smart friend. I'd like to go back and write a few posts about this book. If, you know, I'm ever alone.