Q:your correct use of causal just made my day, and it's only 730 here. but then again, you're a lit nerd
I live to serve! And yes, I do have an entire “lit nerd” tag.
A Wine List for the Longlist
To drink with Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point…
Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point deserves to be read with a bottle of 2012 Yves Cuilleron Viognier, an elegant but richly textured white wine with a distinct identity that speaks clearly of its place of origin. Like the Porter family home of Ashaunt, the Northern Rhone valley is an area charged with rushing water, a deep sense of history, and inspiring natural beauty. It is the birthplace of France’s greatest Viognier, a noble varietal with very low natural acidity, thanks to an agreeable confluence of climate and clay-rich alluvial soil, and Cuilleron is a master at trapping the land in the bottle with great transparency. The round softness of the wine will keep you feeling safe and comfortable, just as the Porter family’s beloved seaside refuge sustains each generation through crises both personal and profound: from the deprivation of World World II to the psychic turmoil of Vietnam.
The National Book Foundation thanks Max, of Brooklyn’s Smith & Vine, for A Wine List for the Longlist, which celebrates the ten Fiction books Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. Finalists will be revealed October 16.
Oh yes, I love this. Can I just be in charge of wine/beer/cocktail pairings for our entire published list? Can that just be my job now?
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
BUT THE GRAPHIC FOR THIS STORY WHAT
"Don’t make this about me,” Laura hissed. “You obviously don’t want me here.”
"I’m making it about me," Cath said. "It’s not my job to want you or not want you. It’s not my job to earn you."
You know that thing where everyone tells you how brilliant something is and how much you’ll love it and you know they’re right but you just don’t get to it right away? This is my thank you note to everyone who told me to read FANGIRL, and to Rachel for calling attention to it with the Reblog Book Club, and just… wow.
It’s such a nonjudgmental, sensitive portrait of mental illness and social anxiety and the writing is so emotionally true and resonant (see above) and it took me back (cliche, but it did) to being an awkward, mildly antisocial 18 year-old falling in love, and my god, the kissing scenes were sexy. Kissing scenes are almost never sexy, regardless of what they try to tell you, but Baz as my witness, these kissing scenes were sexy.
Also I have decided that Kat Dennings IS Reagan and there’s nothing any of you can do about it.
In a great green room
there was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.
And there were three little bears sitting on chairs
And two little kittens and a pair of mittens
And a little toy house and a young mouse.
And a comb and a brush
And a bowl full of mush
And a quiet old lady who was whispering “Hush” to her male inferiors.
“On a sultry summer night, two teenage girls looking for a diversion take a rubber raft out into the Hudson River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Only one returns. As much a character study of people and place as a mystery story,Visitation Street is both dark and engaging. It draws you into the grittiness of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and its varying neighborhoods of poor black people in the projects and tidy streets of white people whose children attend Catholic schools.
Dark. Engaging. Perfect late-summer reading.”
Tom L. recommends Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda: http://powells.us/18Uc08S
This gives me a happy.