Thursday, January 15, 2009

Reading never goes out of style

I just ordered Rachel Power's book The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood, and I'm looking forward to receiving it whenever seamail sees fit to deliver. Last night we heard Jessica Westhead read two short stories, and now we're dying to read an entire collection of them. Maud Newton informs me that a new novel by Kate Christensen is out in June. "Drink, Cry, Hate": engages gag reflex re. Eat Pray Love interview. Rona Maynard on appreciating our lifelong women's friendships, which were hardly possible just two generations ago. Tricia Dower on why she's grateful to have never had an aversion to "speculative fiction". And Julie Wilson celebrates reading in her wonderful and most inspiring article: "While there are seasons in publishing, reading itself never goes out of style."