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26 August 2010

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Loved the quote. Just added to my hold list.

Donna,
I'd like to hear what you think of it. Some of the essays: emphatically not for me. But man, I think formwise--the woman knows how to write an essay.

I woke the other night around 2 am (I think the dog wanted out) and couldn't get back to sleep. Ended up reading the last 100 pages of a book I'd put down before turning out the light. Granted it was a thriller, though only a fair to middling one, but still it is rare nowadays for me to have time like that that is uninterrupted either by external forces or my own brain thinking I should be doing something else.

I just finished this book too. It took me a long time to read it because after the first essay, it was just not grabbing me. The last essay made it all worthwhile. Know what you can afford to lose.

You know, this author never sounded too appealing (I think it's her name, if that isn't too horrible to admit--she sounds like an annoying, uppity, perpetual sorority girl, though I'm sure she's really not; yeah, I don't judge books by their covers, just by their author's name. Sigh.).

I think I will pick this up and just skip right to the last essay. That's just a very striking image--so...correct.

Pop Tart!
I hope you were able to get back to sleep after reading your thriller. 2 and 3 a.m. are dark, dark hours. But yes, maybe there is something to having the freedom in the middle of the night to read (because you tell yourself you're probably not fit for much else, and no one wants to start work when they're still hoping to go right back to bed).

Sherry,
Yup, a lot of the early essays left me cold. That's why I was so surprised to find, all of a sudden, that I was on the last essay!

Rachael,
Well, I don't know that she's uppity (there's another essay about some of her learning/school difficulties that made me feel her life's had its challenges) but there's something very New York (for lack of a better term?) about these essays. But I keep coming back to, even though she may not be for me, I think she's pretty skilled. (I'm jealous!)

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