- I’ve really enjoyed reading all of the Novellas in November posts that I’ve seen everywhere! While I probably won’t commit to reading any novellas this month, I found a list of 20 “Brilliant” Novellas to Read, if you are looking for a new challenge.
- One of my ongoing goals is to become a better cook. I will be attempting to recreate Hot & Hot Fish Club’s Shrimp and Grits soon, since I have been so homesick!
- This reimagining of Studio Ghibli’s movies is really fun!
- In case you were looking for more podcasts to listen to, here’s a list. Lena Dunham’s Women of the Hour is also out! I’ll be listening to the first episode this weekend.
- As I’m reading The Magnificent Ambersons, I’ve been absolutely befuddled as to how Booth Tarkington could win two Pulitzers and then basically disappear from history. The Atlantic does a great piece on this.
One finds no mention of Tarkington in The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes, let alone in the diaries and letters of his fellow Princetonian Edmund Wilson. Another alumnus, F. Scott Fitzgerald, had Tarkington in mind when he expressed his fear of lapsing into a condition that would render him uninterested in anything but “colored people, children, and dogs.”
- And finally, a few of my favorite new songs to tide you over this weekend:
This week, we posted:
- A Pairing: Francis Bacon + Sharon Olds
- Books I Read in October
- Book Review: The Time Garden, Daria Song
- The Magnificent Ambersons – Vocabulary
I hope you have a marvelously warm and cozy weekend!