Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss (aka Mrs. Foer). Sappiest couple in the world.
I have a new book because I am an awful, awful human being who can’t stay true to my word. But I kind of swore to my mom that this will be the last book I’m buying this month and I haven’t been tempted since. Really. I do visit the bookstore still, but I leave without buying anything. It’s quite an achievement.
A few other things:
I’ve been on Tumblr all day as well in between reading and eating. I didn’t even take a nap! I’m going crazy here at home.
Untitled (Cockatoo with Watch Faces), c. 1949
One of my favorites from the many bird boxes by Joseph Cornell printed on the book, “A Convergence of Birds”.
The awesome illustration for Jonathan Safran Foer’s “The Sixth Borough”.
I’m well into this incredible story. I found this on page twelve…
“I loved having a dad who was smarter than the New York Times, and I loved how my cheek could feel the hairs on his chest through his T-Shirt, and how he always smelled like shaving, even at the end of the day. Being with him made my brain quiet. I didn’t have to invent a thing”
I want to be this for my daughter one day.
Writers’ Rooms: Jonathan Safran Foer
New York Public Library
I finished book # 3 today which made me feel extremely satisfied. As I finish more books, the prospect of finishing 20+ books in a year becomes even more plausible. I have some work to do, but I will write about “The Mysterious Benedict Society” when I’m done. For now, here is book # 4 - A Convergence of Birds. I might start on it later today or tomorrow. It really depends on just how lazy I get.