Saturday, March 30, 2013

I bet anyone who reads

...Phillip Lopate's superb essay "How I Became an Emersonian" (from his new book To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction, which I highly recommend, as I do Portrait Inside My Head, his new book of essays) will be most curious about the two-volume Selected Journals he discusses and be tempted to make the same purchase. These arrived yesterday.


Meanwhile the snow is sinking. I expect to see the first junco of the spring any time now.

8 comments:

pohanginapete said...

The New York Times has a review of To Show and To Tell and Portrait Inside My Head. I might have to take a deep breath and reach for my wallet.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Worth every penny! Beware, at the end of To Show and To Tell there is a reading list that's 14 pages long. I've already ordered several books thanks to it! My wallet is now empty! :)

pohanginapete said...

Oh dear. Just when I thought I was recovering from a summer without work ;^(

Brenda Schmidt said...

That's the trouble with good books.

Kathy H said...

All the snow does make for exception reading weather. May the juncos arrive shortly.

Brenda Schmidt said...

It sure does! I had a feeling something would show up today, but nope. Tomorrow!

Shelley Banks said...

We've had juncos in our Regina backyard since Saturday. They are on their way! And thanks for the book recommendations, Brenda.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Yay! Fly little juncos, fly! :)