November 18th, 2019

Two Books One Stone Tag

Two Books One Stone Tag


1. The second-last book you read

'The Journals of John Cheever' With An Introduction By Geoff Dyer

'Vernon Subutex 1' a novel by Virginie Despentes Translated From The French By Frank Wynne

2. The second book from the top of your TBR

'Ducks, Newburyport' a novel by Lucy Ellmann

'Walter Benjamin The Story Of A Friendship' memoir by Gershom Scholem Translated from the German by Harry Zohn

3. Two 2-star reads

I do not rate books by stars.

4. Two great books by the same author

'Notebooks 1936-1947' by Victor Serge Translated By Mitchell Abidor & Richard Greeman

'Memoirs Of A Revolutionary' by Victor Serge Translated from the French by Peter Sedgwick & George Paizis

5. Two bails or two books you wish you’d bailed on or two books you hated

'An Arsonist's Guide To Writer's Homes In New England' a novel by Brock Clarke

'Kruso' a novel by Lutz Seiler Translated By Tess Lewis

6. Two favorite reads so far this year

'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma

'Biblical Theology of the New Testament' by Peter Stuhlmacher translated and edited by Daniel P. Bailey

'Going Native' a novel by Stephen Wright

'Merry Men' a novel by Carolyn Chute

7. Two new BookTubers


Hardcover Hearts

8. A book you’ve read twice

'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross' translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.

'On The Road' a novel by Jack Kerouac

9. Two fabulous quotes from books you’ve read recently

"Love, love on a spring night. The cotton lace of her nightgrown, the fresh perfume of some lotion or cologne she has used in getting ready for bed, her dark hair and her pale and hardly visible face and the lace of broken and reflected streetlights, scored by the window frames and the folds of the curtains, that lie across both our bodies. The perfect unburdenment of tenderness and disappointment, the perfect response of one body to another, of one answering the other, and the slow journey toward that captivation of our faculties, into that country whose violence remains alien and overwhelming; and then a sweet sleep" John Cheever

10. Tag a number of BookTubers - the total must be divisible by two!

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the Dark Ages

It is 1:58 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold damp gray day. I see mist floating above roof tops from the window on the right of me. The trees have lost most of their leaves by now.

This morning I left the house around 9:40 AM to volunteer at our local library used books store The Book Nook from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. The Book Nook was very slow so I read 'Vernon Subutex' 1 a novel by Virginie Despentes and wandered the store till my replacement came. I brought home these used book bought at the Book Nook today-

'Born On A Mountaintop: On The Road With Davy Crockett And The Ghosts Of The Wild Frontier' by Bob Thompson

'The Inheritance of Rome: Illumination the Dark Ages 400-1000' by Chris Wickham

'The Architecture Of Happiness' essays by Alain de Botton

'Q Road' A Novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell

'The Greenlanders' A Novel by Jane Smiley

Carol has not called me yet from Denver CO.. I am tired so I plan to doze this afternoon. Last night I watched professional football on mute and read 'Vernon Subutex' 1 a novel by Virginie Despentes Translated From The French By Frank Wynne. I went to bed around 10:30 PM last night and now it is another day in the Plan of God.

I got up this morning around 5:58 AM and basically did nothing till it was time to leave for the Book Nook. I did write in my paper diary this morning and I also filmed a video for my Youtube channel this morning. I posted the video before I left for the Book Nook this morning.

I also yesterday evening left the house around 3 o'clock PM to hang out at Caleb and Emily's. Had a time with them and our two granddaughters Josie and Cora Leigh. I ate dinner there and then drove home, which is a block from their place. I was home by 6:05 PM turned on the TV to watch professional football.

Well I will close to feel wasted. There is no way of escape.

Cora Leigh
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