in knowing connectedness,
amidst the freewill.
I’ve read many different kinds of books over the years – biographies, fictions of all kinds, romances, autobiographies, self-improvements/motivationals, poetry, and probably literal tons of comicbooks. So, I guess it isn’t that big of a surprise that I would enjoy a book that is a person talking about the books he’s been reading. “More Baths Less Talking” is a collection of Nick Hornby‘s columns for Believer magazine,…from 2010-2011. So yeah, I had a really fun time reading about what Nick Hornby was reading five years ago.
What’s even an even bigger testament to Hornby’s skill as a writer, is that he not only makes each column quite interesting, sprinkled through with such good humor, but that he even finds a way to make this collection of individual columns have a satisfactory “conclusion” when you read the last entry. And there’s now a whole lot of other books, from 2010-11 that I’d like to read, but especially biographies of Montaigne and Charles Dickens. And this, too.
in the headlights’ beams,
withered leaves skittered on by,
blown by morning winds
so many kids excited
to meet an author