Tuesday, October 12, 2010

the outermost house and bird by bird

Books 22&23
The 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.


Fijufic said...

Living by the beach is wonderful.


charrette said...

I, too, often yearn for solitude.

And Anne Lamotte is a long-standing favorite!

ShortyRobs said...

I love Anne Lamotte but haven't read this one. I'm so impressed w/ your reading life. I feel like I'm just now finally getting to the point where I can sit down and read w/o falling asleep- LOL :)