Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Book report

Being a list of the books I read whilst on retreat at a hundred-year-old farmhouse in Olha, MB, these past two weeks...

New-to-me reads:
Dirt of Ages by Gillian Wigmore
I See My Love More Clearly From a Distance by Nora Gould
Waiting in the Tree House by Michael Lithgow
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Robinson by Muriel Spark

Finally finally read all the way thru: 
Between Mountains by Maggie Helwig
Fall by Colin McAdam
Waiting for the Gulf Stream by Bert Almon

Toothy re-reads: 
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Curiosity by Joan Thomas
Flight Calls: An Apprentice on the Art of Listening by Brenda Schmidt

Still-reading (and so not pictured...):
Forage by Rita Wong
Digressions by Robyn Sarah
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror/Houseboat Days by John Ashbery
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich

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It was such a good couple of weeks for reading/writing/walking all-by-myself.

I storm-watched and spied on the barn swallows nesting in the rafters and took every-coupla-days trips down the gravel road to Rossburn for tea and human conversation...

And when M and Aa pulled up on the final Friday - the girl leaping into my arms, shouting Mama! - I was more-than-ready to re-enter our family unit.


Brenda Schmidt said...

Nice! Thank you, A!

Ariel Gordon said...

Thank you, nothing! Somewhere between you and Alice Major's Intersecting Sets, I'm become highly intrigued with the essay...

Bernadette said...

I have also read and reread Flight Calls. And I want to read it again but have to get the stacks of unread down a tad before I can allow myself that!

And I must get my hands on Alice's book, too.

Ariel Gordon said...

I'd highly recommend it.