category: books

I went into the library for 1 video game, checked out 4 books and bought 2 on sale.

posted on my 2nd blog , whoops .
I had forgotten: this is what it feels like to live in time. The lurching forward, the sensation of falling of a cliff into darkness, and then landing abruptly, surprised, confused, and then starting the whole process again in the next moment, doing that over and over again, falling into each instant of time and then climbing back up only to repeat the process.
—  Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Sometimes it isn’t the classics, the massive histories, the textbooks that really open our minds to truth. Sometimes it’s the common little children’s book that we read on a Sunday afternoon.
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Originally posted by artsy-blog-aesthetic

Frank Bidart, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)
Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, Ltd.)
Leslie Harrison, The Book of Endings (University of Akron Press)
Marie Howe, Magdalene: Poems (W. W. Norton & Company)
Laura Kasischke, Where Now: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press)
Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS (Graywolf Press)
Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press)
Sherod Santos, Square Inch Hours (W. W. Norton & Company)
Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems (Graywolf Press)