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Just beginning: Run by Ann Patchett.

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"I’d never skip a paragraph in a book I was reading—I was too afraid to miss something important—but I sometimes wished I was the kind of person who would skip a paragraph because then all I’d do is read the dialogue and the action. Those were the only parts of books I ever really enjoyed. The conflict parts. The parts where people act on things and words and other people."

— Adam Levin, The Instructions

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April Book Photo Challenge Day 1: Currently Reading. I’m supposed to be reading The Instructions by Adam Levin, but I’ve taken a break from it all week. Underneath it is Orfeo by Richard Powers, which is going to be on hold for ages until I get this big guy done.

April Book Photo Challenge Day 1: Currently Reading. I’m supposed to be reading The Instructions by Adam Levin, but I’ve taken a break from it all week. Underneath it is Orfeo by Richard Powers, which is going to be on hold for ages until I get this big guy done.

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Hello!
Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the day I started this blog, and once again I was waiting for someone to be done working on my car, just like I was when I took the photo that became my first post. This time I brought a book with me but ended up trotting over to the diner across the street from my new mechanic, and I’d only taken one bite of my pancake when the mechanic called to say he’d already fixed my car. So! I brought the book home (Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events by Kevin Moffett) and ended up starting it today, reading in bed, around 5pm after spending the day with friends.
I like the idea of taking a quick photo every time I start a book (it was cool to look back at 2010 and see some of the places I happened to be when I cracked open new books), so I’m trying to bring it back.

Hello!

Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the day I started this blog, and once again I was waiting for someone to be done working on my car, just like I was when I took the photo that became my first post. This time I brought a book with me but ended up trotting over to the diner across the street from my new mechanic, and I’d only taken one bite of my pancake when the mechanic called to say he’d already fixed my car. So! I brought the book home (Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events by Kevin Moffett) and ended up starting it today, reading in bed, around 5pm after spending the day with friends.

I like the idea of taking a quick photo every time I start a book (it was cool to look back at 2010 and see some of the places I happened to be when I cracked open new books), so I’m trying to bring it back.

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"Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories."

White Teeth, Zadie Smith

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"…she now and again, when the boys are out of the way, allows him to make love to her. He begins to grow used to her body, with its jutting hipbones and tiny breasts. She has little sexual feeling for him, that is clear; but he likes to think of his lovemaking as a patient and prolonged act of resuscitation, of bringing back to life a female body that for all practical purposes has died." J. M. Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus

OH PUH-LEEEEAAAASE. My eyes have never rolled so hard.

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"For in the deepest, most unshakable part of myself reason was useless."

— Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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Sunday morning.

Sunday morning.

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Saturday night.

Saturday night.

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"Most of the time when something goes bad—a marriage, a war, a run of good luck—you don’t know it. It’s like in the cartoons, only less funny. You run off the cliff and just keep going—talking, listening to music, making plans, for years sometimes—except no announcer interrupts to say ‘Excuse me, collect call for Mr. Coyote’ to make you notice and make us laugh. You just wake up and fall."

Brewster by Mark Slouka