I have had a slow down. Not a slump! but a definite lack of time spent reading, it seems. I did attempt a re-listen to Lincoln in the Bardo but I didn’t finish it. I was
looking listening for a pie mention that I thought happened. PLEASE ANYONE!! If you read or will read the eBook version — do a search pretty-please?
This week, I have rediscovered my ability to read read read. I am half through the 14 hour audiobook of Warren Zanes’ bio of Tom Petty. Wow, do I love biographies of interesting artists. I do. Mr. Zanes is an interesting character himself and he has an appealing literary quality to his writing. He has quoted Karen Blixon and Russell Banks and a few other authors I know of (but haven’t read.)
I’m still trudging through The Disappearing Spoon and not that it’s not interesting, it’s just that I have been not picking it up. You know what I mean? What interesting characters these scientists can be…
And finally, on the heels of the Pulitzer announcement of Colson Whitehead winning for The Underground Railroad, I decided to check if my library had a copy of The Intuitionist. They did and now I’m reading it. It’s got a scientific quirky vibe. Enjoying it very much so far.
I finally watched Far From the Madding Crowd with Carey Mulligan and Martin Sheen and it was wonderful! I loved it. If you loved this romantic triangle story with one fabulous independent woman lead, you should read my review of the book/audiobook… You should read the book first. Film was a fun adaption, in my opinion. And visually stunning. Oh! the costumes!! And I miss reading classics. I need to get back to my Classics Club 50. “It is my intention to astonish you all.”
I made pie for Easter.
The not so pretty but still rather interesting Carrot Pie and the Italian traditional ricotta cheese pie called Fiadone:
I miss not having a book review to post on this now-dusty blog… Soon, though. Hope everyone is reading something good. TELL ME! What are you reading?