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.

3 comments:

Fijufic said...

Living by the beach is wonderful.

Bobby

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 :)