It’s Monday and while my stack of books isn’t necessarily going down (which actually makes me very happy) – progress is being made! Last week I finished reading and reviewed Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow. I highly recommend it… which is a huge relief! I’ve been reading a lot International literature (mostly British and European) lately and was beginning to worry about my lack … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Am I Reading?*
1. This is the incident that made Homer & Langley Collyer infamous. After years of the brothers being hounded by reporters, bill collectors and concerned relatives (all of whom believed their mattresses stuffed with cash), an anonymous call was made to the authorities about a dead body. When the police attempted to investigate, they couldn’t enter the house. They couldn’t even open the doors. They … Continue reading A 20th Century Odyssey: Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
It’s Monday! What Am I Reading? I wish I could say something more exciting than this… but I’m working my way through A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m under halfway in… and I’m still waiting for something to happen. Anything. A meteor from the sky might liven things up a bit. What is getting me through is the sheer beauty … Continue reading It’s Monday, Again! What Am I Reading?
Here’s a book I’m looking forward to reading. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow. A novel, it is a fictional account of the lives of the Collyer brothers – two NYC legends that Mark Helprin couldn’t have made up on his best day. Definately start clearing off the bedside table for this one! Release date: September 1st. Note: This will be my first Doctorow … Continue reading Something to look forward to…