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100 Love Sonnets
This is so sexy. Read it with a native Spanish speaker; and have them critique the translations. Fun ensues.
Jun 2007
Jul 21, 2007
Possibility of Being: A Selection of Poems
Simple, sensual poetic goodness.
Apr 02, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Ok, so I read this from a sense of responsibility. Barack is not nearly liberal enough for me, and (of course) his failure to support gay marriage is ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 29, 2007
Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)
I'm rediscovering John Donne as the backdrop for hot Summer affairs. This plays well in Paris. The Oxford editions have fewer old English-isms than Pe ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Paint Drying
I saw this guy's comedy set last time I was in London and bought a bunch of his books - super quirky funny. I'm not seeing most of them in the "find a ...more
May 2007
Jul 26, 2007
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens)
My all-time favorite cookbook - everything from how long to boil an egg to jelly rolls from scratch. The cake recipes are slammin'.
Feb 2006
Dec 29, 2007
Holidays on Ice: Stories
This has "Diana the Christmas Whore" in it, which is one of my favorite holiday stories. This was great airplane reading on my 8-hour delay the day af ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 29, 2007
Poetical Works
I had forgotten about all the fabulous "lost love" poems Byron wrote. The one where he goes to visit an old paramour who's now married with kids is es ...more
Sep 2007
Oct 12, 2007
Hard Laughter
I'm not sure why I dig this one, given that it doesn't really go anywhere. I think it's because the characters are so screwed up; it makes me feel suc ...more
May 2007
Jul 21, 2007
Anil's Ghost
I love this. I suppose the author is known for gorgeous prose; but for me it was the story and the characters that shone.
Dec 2007
Dec 05, 2007
I love this. Little bits of Joyce are less drowning; and he's a hell of a storyteller. This is good for the subway.
Jul 2007
Jul 17, 2007
Body Language
Fabulous 70s book with initial work on subconscious physical signaling. Good for business, etc.
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
The Complete Fairy Tales
Some of these are so random and delicious. Strange Feast and Lazy Heinz are personal favorites.
not set
Oct 28, 2007
I loved this, although I got a little bit tired of his family. I really think Amy is funnier.
Jun 2006
Dec 29, 2007
Selected Poems
this is way sexy and observant. He really plays with time and light.
Sep 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Personæ: The Shorter Poems
nobody punctuates like Pound
Aug 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes
This is pretty cute.
Aug 2007
Aug 13, 2007