Friday, January 25, 2013

Reading by the (Kindle) Fire

Reading Woman
Pablo Picasso
I am enjoying the variety of topics covered in my bargain e-book ($1.99 yesterday from Amazon), 2012 Best American Essays. So far I have read Benjamin Anastas's thoughts on Emerson's essay "Self-Reliance" which he calls "high-flown pap"; a review of three books on the increasing rise of drugs in treating mental illness by Marcia Angell; and the experiences of a woman, Miah Arnold,  who teaches writing and poetry to children in the cancer ward at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. 

Confusing, maddening, heart-breaking.

There are 21 more selections including Joseph Epstein's "Duh, Bor-ing," Malcolm Gladwell's "Creation Myth," and Alan Lightman's, "The Accidental Universe."

It is going to be a cold weekend, there is nothing on my calendar, and I plan on spending the weekend reading by the (Kindle) Fire.

What is on your agenda? What will you be reading this weekend?


  1. I love your use of Picasso, Kindle, and reading by the fire.

    You most certainly found a bargain in your e-book that should keep you busy. Nothing on the agenda this weekend, and I'm hoping it stays that way. It is cold here, as well, and we've had some snow. I'm looking forward to hunkering down.

    1. No snow here. Just some icy mist that went away. But brrrrr!

      Enjoy your hunker down.

  2. Nothing much on the agenda this weekend so I'm hoping to finish reading Peaches for Father Francis and dip into Tasha Tudor's Garden and maybe even start the e-book I purchased recently House of Silence by Linda Gillard. I haven't used my Kindle much lately as I've found too many REAL books to hold and delve into to. I might even work a jigsaw puzzle.

    Enjoy your weekend however you decide to spend it.

    1. Thanks for the update. Ah, from les chocolats to les peches with Joanne Harris. Sounds yummy. Did you see Simon's review of 'House of Silence'? (} Apparently he sort of knows her. Oh, that Simon.

      Anyway, when one grows weary of words, a jigsaw puzzle is just the anodyne. Enjoy your treasures.