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Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino A novel with eleven--yes, eleven--beginnings, but only one ending, one perfect, lovely ending. Calvino plays with the relationship between reader and author, between two readers of the same work, between the author and the work, all while questioning what is real and true versus what is fake and false. It's complicated, yes, and not a novel that lends itself to distilling down into a concise description, but most importantly is this: it is brilliant, and you should read it. It challenges you, it teases you, it holds you in both contempt and in highest esteem. Any book that can do all that deserves to be read.