Week 2/52: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Compulsively readable and left me feeling deeply, happily, uncool, Just Kids is punk rocker Patti Smith's memoir of her early New York years in the late sixties/early seventies, focusing mostly on her relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Lots of name dropping. Bob Dylan is everywhere. Janis Joplin. Jimi Hendrix and Patti have a momentContinue reading “Week 2/52: Just Kids by Patti Smith”

Week 1/52: The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin

Short and left me feeling slightly smug. A perfect book to start 2011! Really, who is going to read a book about the so-called lost art of reading other than people who read quite a lot (which is why the NY Times Book Review didn't like the book much). But I love books like thisContinue reading “Week 1/52: The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin”