Friday, January 27, 2006

What's New/Next - No. 012706

This little kitty is clever. Enjoy.

*Lake Street Get Down

Wordjunkie/editor/piedpiper
Lorraine and James


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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Excuse me, what is that you’re reading?

I get asked this question, literally, every day. By friends, family, friends of family members and strangers who refuse to observe basic fundamental rules of personal space: 1) leaning their shoulders in just a tad too near or 2) craning their necks over my shoulder just an inch or two too far, wanting desperately it seems, to know the name of that book.

Well, if you would give me some room, I’ll tell you:

Just finished
- Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho. It will change the way you have (or don’t have) sex. Enough said.

Re-reading - Big Cats by Holiday Reinhorn. Because she is perfect at the short story and I have to try to be when I interview her in a few weeks.

Latest, greatest recommended title - Woman Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I found myself having what I feared was a sacrilegious thought while reading it (I have since decided that the gods will forgive me.) Note to all creative women: Own a copy of this text. If you pick it up and it doesn’t move you, DO NOT BE DETERRED. Place it on your shelf/nightstand, back away and come back to it 365 days. But get yourself a copy TODAY.

Body of work study: Joan Didion – I am reading both The Year of Magical Thinking and The White Album. The simplicity and precision that she employs in her writing is something to aspire to.

On again, off again - Salvation: Black people and Love by bell hooks. This is information I can use over and over and over again.


Right now some of you are thinking “No wonder it’s taking her so long to get back to me.” Hush. Your letter is on its way.

Wordjunkie/editor/storyeater
Lorraine and James


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Monday, January 09, 2006

2006?

On New Years eve I was surprised to learn that we were headed not into 2007 as I had been thinking all week, but 2006. Really? Why do I feel like I've done this year already?!

You all keep a girl buzzin' and whirlin'. So much so that she can't tell her head from a hole in the plot (just kidding, so don't get cute!)

It has been a year: busy, hilarious, exhaustive and too much good fun. Thanks to all of you who played along.

I imagine that 2006 (is that right?!) will be more of the same.

best and better,

wordjunkie/editor/editor/editor/editor....
Lorraine and James