On a morning when I need to get out the door to finish up some errands, so I can get the Christmas Things in the mail to the kids – your brain goes blank for a blog post, amirite?
So, this morning my things scattered!
If you have not read Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels (they are on my list to read!!) and you have not seen the brilliant adaption on HBO (you should… it is so lovely!) Perhaps you will love the Ferrante-inspired street art in Naples! I love how little the apartment buildings have changed. May we all have a Biblioteca Andreoli in our neighborhoods!
I love the Man Booker long and short lists! And, Literary Hub posted an excerpt from this year’s winner, Milkman by Anna Burns. (I am on the wait list to read this, but I am intrigued!!)
The New Yorker’s Dan Chiasson published “The Poetry I was Grateful for in 2018” and still, my list grows!
May your Thursday be full of good things! Want to see more lists? Head on over to Carole’s!
Could you please resist linking to any more book sites for a few days? I fell down the rabbit hole of The Guardian yesterday and Literary Hub today. I have no self-control when it comes to these, so please help me out here!
Bonny (who should have been making cookie dough and knitting)
I agree with Bonny — my book list is long enough already! Stop tempting me! 😉
The Ferrante novels have been on my list for a while now!!! Must actually start to read…
I read ALL the Ferrante Neapolitan novels and loved them! I am SO bummed I don’t have HBO, but not bummed enough to pay for it.
I love great poetry. WIll look up the NEw Yorkers article thanks
Reading My Brillant Friend right now and loving it! Holding off on the series until I finish the book.
I’ve got to say, My Brilliant Friend just did nothing for me. I know I’m in the minority on that, though.
I picked up the audio of My Brilliant Friend. Can’t wait to try.
I read the 1st Ferrante novel, and I didn’t like it that much. I think I’d like the HBO series much better. I’ll have to wait until it streams somewhere.
I love all the best books lists at the end of the year. I’m reading the new Michael Pollen book which is on all of them. It’s very interesting.
I’m way behind on blog reading so I am thrilled ot have decided to catch up a teeny bit tonight and get your poetry link. Milkman–interesting but don’t think I can handle it. I’m staying away from dystopias for the present 🙁
I’m with Bonny! And I need the publishing world to take a break so I can catch up with all the lovely books out there
ah … ’tis the season for All the Lists! not that I need ANY more “inspiration” right now 😉
There are just not enough hours in a lifetime, let alone a day! I have several of Elena Ferrante’s books patiently waiting…
I hope in 2019 I branch out into some new genres. Thanks for “helping” me out.