Middle of a Million Books - A Resolution to Myself
- Little Birds, Anais Nin - short stories about hanky panky en francais
- Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara, Joe LaSueur - memoir about the New York School poet and his friends and morethanfriends and stuff like that
- Robin Hood, Howard Pyle - the old myth, in detail
- Lunch Poems, Frank O'Hara - a collection of poems
- Short Stories, Edith Wharton - a collection of short stories. This is my first foray into non-Jane Austen/J. K. Rowling fiction since before grad school. Ha!
- Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose - a craft book which I've read lots of but skipped around a bit
- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, trans with commentary by Jean Yves Le Loup - the "apocryphal" text focusing the gnostic side of Christian faith
- The Diary of Anais Nin 1934-39, Anais Nin - the title says it all. This one I started before grad school but have only been able to dabble with
- Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller - two side of the same coin to the Nin diary, actually. Only he tells the story from his macho man perspective and fictionalizes everyone.
Listen, me. I don't care if the bulk of my television watching consists of the news & PBS. It's time to turn off the tele and finish these books. You have until the end of the week to finish Lunch Poems, since you're almost done with that. Same goes for it's companion, the very overdue to the BPL, Digressions. After that, Robin Hood, for fun. Then switch it up and over to Magdalene. Next is another Edith Wharton story, or two if you prefer. Then over to Reading Like a Writer (Francine would probably approve of this). Do the Anais Nin short smut stories at your leisure, like when the bf has a busy week, or has to go up to Maine for the firefighting jobby thing and yer lonesome. Ha! Then go back to the Diary and Tropic, reading both at the same time for a total mind warp, like you were before. This should take until the end of April.
You are allowed to watch "Psych", that show with that guy from high school, The Daily Show and Colbert Report and Great Expectations, when the miniseries come on Masterpiece and THAT IS IT. Otherwise, it's TV time. It's time to reward yourself from all that poetry reading and get some other genres back into your diet. Do this for yourself. You'll feel good about it.
Now stop blogging and go read.