May 19, 2011

Checkin In...Bookstore Adventures...The Wilder Life...

May 19, 2011
I am currently reading Anne Sexton's biography. At times, I have felt a little bogged down (specifically at points when the author analyzes various Sexton poems and I am reminded of how much I have to learn about the mechanics of poetry), but overall it has been very interesting so far. Of course, I am a fan of books that deal with psychological issues. I am glad that I started with her letters as I already have a little sense of her background and a sense of her voice as I read through her more detailed story. I am equally glad that I decided to read her biography prior to delving into her poetry and would recommend this to anyone else interested in taking a look at her work.

Last weekend I picked up a few selections at the book store:

Next, I plan to read Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys since Jane Eyre is still fresh in my mind from last month. I picked up The Wilder Life on a whim because I was such a fan of the Little House series as a child and it appeared so was the author, Wendy McClure. I finished this book in a few sittings and found uncanny glimpses of myself in Wendy as she detailed how this series affected her as a girl, as an adult, and as she detailed her quest for "Laura World" while visiting the various Ingalls/Wilder sites around the country. I am still not sure I understand what Wendy was really searching for within herself on this journey, but this was an entertaining read never the less.

While reading other blog posts over the recent weeks/months, I have been contemplating what I am really searching for in my own reading project/blog journey. And...I have no idea really. I just know it is leading me somewhere. I sometimes question my style of writing posts (specifically those that relate to my thoughts after reading a project book), so I am wondering (in connection with my recent contemplation): What do you all feel my style actually is? What do you think about that style?

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!!


Ash said...

I just got The Wilder Life last week and I can't wait to read it. I'm interested to hear what you think of Wide Sargasso Sea, it was kind of a so-so read for me.

Jillian said...

The Wilder Life sounds awesome! I LOVED the Little House series. :-)

Carey said...

Jillian - I actually thought of you when I picked up the book!!!!

Jillian said...

Thanks!! :-)

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