Erica

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Erica.

http://bookishblond.com
https://www.goodreads.com/bookishblond

Mystic and Rider
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Without a Doubt
Erica is currently reading
by Marcia Clark (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (24%)
Oct 15, 2022 06:06AM

 
Imperial Woman: T...
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (18%)
Jul 17, 2022 09:37PM

 
See all 7 books that Erica is reading…
Loading...
Peng Shepherd
“Libraries have always been mysterious, almost mystical places to me. There’s something about the sheer vastness of them, the seemingly infinite number of books they protect and keep, that inspires a sense of wonder, making each visit feel like a quest for ancient secrets. Whenever I step into one, I always wander the stacks, choosing books by some invisible pull rather than by the author’s name or the catalog. It’s not efficient, but I can’t help it. It feels more magical this way.”
Peng Shepherd

Louise Bogan
“Song for the Last Act

Now that I have your face by heart, I look
Less at its features than its darkening frame
Where quince and melon, yellow as young flame,
Lie with quilled dahlias and the shepherd's crook.
Beyond, a garden. There, in insolent ease
The lead and marble figures watch the show
Of yet another summer loath to go
Although the scythes hang in the apple trees.

Now that I have your face by heart, I look.

Now that I have your voice by heart, I read
In the black chords upon a dulling page
Music that is not meant for music's cage,
Whose emblems mix with words that shake and bleed.
The staves are shuttled over with a stark
Unprinted silence. In a double dream
I must spell out the storm, the running stream.
The beat's too swift. The notes shift in the dark.

Now that I have your voice by heart, I read.

Now that I have your heart by heart, I see
The wharves with their great ships and architraves;
The rigging and the cargo and the slaves
On a strange beach under a broken sky.
O not departure, but a voyage done!
The bales stand on the stone; the anchor weeps
Its red rust downward, and the long vine creeps
Beside the salt herb, in the lengthening sun.

Now that I have your heart by heart, I see.”
Louise Bogan, Collected Poems 1923-1953

Emily Dickinson
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”
Emily Dickinson

Jayne Anne Phillips
“If death is this brilliant slide, this high, fine music felt as pure vibration, this plunging float in wind and silence, it's not so bad.”
Jayne Anne Phillips

W.H. Auden
Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.”
W.H. Auden , Another Time

129784 NetGalley Addicts Support Group — 2204 members — last activity 4 hours, 15 min ago
Warnning, if you are not already a NetGalley addict, you will soon become one by joining this group. Proceed with caution! Do you find yourself brows ...more
62938 Vaginal Fantasy Book Club — 16593 members — last activity 1 hour, 38 min ago
Forum for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club hosted by Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Kiala Kazebee and Bonnie Burton. From January 2012 to April 2018, the ...more
93888 NetGalley Readers — 4436 members — last activity 21 minutes ago
This is a group for those who participate in NetGalley.com to discuss the books that they have been reading from the website, share helpful hints, and ...more
22454 Historical Fictionistas — 12896 members — last activity 3 hours, 30 min ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
13824 Literary Darkness — 4169 members — last activity 1 hour, 13 min ago
This group is dedicated to an appreciation of important works of literature, both classic and contemporary... that happen to fall into the category of ...more
More of Erica’s groups…
year in books
lilias
2,655 books | 837 friends

Melanie
1,386 books | 4,588 friends

destiny...
5,129 books | 3,364 friends

Madeline
759 books | 919 friends

chai ♡
1,026 books | 4,996 friends

Vicky A...
1,554 books | 660 friends

lauren ❀
1,009 books | 549 friends

✨ A ✨
982 books | 4,694 friends

More friends…
I, Claudius by Robert GravesMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellMemoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite YourcenarThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Best Historical Fiction
6,791 books — 26,317 voters
Strange the Dreamer by Laini TaylorThe Radium Girls by Kate  MooreDown Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuireHistory of Wolves by Emily FridlundSaga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Best Books of 2017
1,668 books — 3,120 voters

More…



Polls voted on by Erica

Lists liked by Erica