Tag Archives: Lorrie Moore

2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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2013 Books Read

It’s been a hell of a year. Devastating as well as redemptive. I started it out in Memphis, and end it here in New Jersey. And now my new niece Pearl has arrived! It’s been both a busy year as … Continue reading

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Snapshots 10 words or less

— Hope is baffled when I draw the curtains. — Hours-long crying jag today. Hours. Satisfying and draining. — Reading Anagrams by Lorrie Moore. Loving it. — Cannot get enough of “Now” by Everclear. Literally. Constant rotation. — Checking the … Continue reading

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Lorrie Moore: Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Reading Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run the Frog Hospital. I’ve written about how much I love Moore before. I have only read her short stories. Never read this, one of her novels. A magnificent excerpt: We’d started working at Storyland … Continue reading

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7 Weird Reading Facts

Got this from ricki. 1. I am very sensitive to typeface. I will NOT read a book if I find the typeface grating or unfriendly. I have bad eyes, too, so a good typeface is important. Penguin Classics USED to … Continue reading

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Interview with Lorrie Moore

I loved reading this recent interview with writer Lorrie Moore. There was so much I needed to hear, first of all … and I admire and love her writing so much. And anyone who faces awkward stressful situations by asking … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ‘Terrific Mother’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Birds of America: Stories, by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Terrific Mother’ – the last story in the collection. ‘Terrific Mother’ opens with a scene of such horror that it is hard to believe … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ”People Like That Are the Only People Here” (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘People Like That Are the Only People Here’. It’s interesting that a story with a title suggesting huge generalizations (“people like that”) is also a … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ‘Agnes of Iowa’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries), by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Agnes of Iowa’. One of the most powerful stories of the collection. I’m not sure why it is so effective – there … Continue reading

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