Eek! Time flies! Here’s a brief overview of how I spent the past six months.
July 2013: I started volunteering at Sheafe Street Books on the weekends. I also started running an Essays book group that meets at Portsmouth Book and Bar on the first Tuesday of the month.
August 2013: I started working with Tom D’Evelyn, editor & writing coach. I wasn’t seeking a writing coach, but he approached me about it, and I agreed to give it a go.
September 2013: I saw Paul Harding speak at RiverRun Bookstore.
October 2013: I attended my first NEIBA conference in Providence, RI.
November 2013: I saw Nicholson Baker speak at RiverRun Bookstore.
December 2013: I was asked by Larry Clow from the Wire to provide some holiday book giving recommendations. I was asked by Toby Hatchett from the Portsmouth Herald to provide some holiday book giving suggestions.
Here’s what I read over the past six months:
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
This is Running for Your Life: Essays by Michelle Orange
How to Travel with a Salmon by Umberto Eco
Changing my Mind Essays by Zadie Smith
Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The Yonahlosse Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell
Kiss As Many Women As You Can by Franki Elliot
Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor
Here’s what we read for the Essays Book Group:
July 16, 2013: This is Running for Your Life by Michelle Orange
August 20, 2013: How to Travel with a Salmon by Umberto Eco
September 17, 2013: Changing my Mind by Zadie Smith
October 15, 2013: Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
November 19, 2013: Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
December 17, 2013: Holidays with Ice by David Sedaris
Happy Holidays! I wish you a happy and safe holiday season!