02 August 2009
in the end, only kindness matters
I'm feeling very inspired by these, as I recap by day of beauty before I go write a paper.
photos from the amazing blog kind over matter
Today I went to Eastern Market with my friend Caroline. I had waffles with fresh fruit and whipping cream and she had a savory crepe. I bought a photograph of Shakespeare and Company that I will hopefully (fingers crossed, fingers crossed) be able to put in my classroom this fall. We then journeyed to Capitol Hill Books, which may be heaven on earth. It felt like I'd fallen down the rabbit hole and it was filled floor to ceiling with books. I now have a reading list to last a while, plus I will receive the new A. S. Byatt and Sarah Waters novels in the mail shortly-- I love having friends in the book business!
I now own:
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Loving, Living, and Party Going by Henry Green
...and the decadent manifesto Against the Grain (A Rebours) by J. K. Huysmans. Did you know that this book was supposedly the destructive, toxic influence of a novel that swung Dorian Gray over to depravity?