Listening to the NYT Books Podcast this AM:
John Lanchester, The Wall…sounds awesome.
Also, in talking about climate change, he used the following quote:
Death like the sun is to big to contemplate. The interwebs offer this version and source:
Can’t say if I like or dislike this book but I can’t stop reading it. I can’t say if agree with her or not but I can’t stop debating it in my head.
12: If you were unfamiliar with the political situation in our country, you might think you were witnessing not the machinations of democracy but the final surrender of personal consciousness into the public domain.
34: A degree of self-deception, she said, was an essential part of the talent for living.
39: …Since the defining motivation of the modern era, he said, whether consciously or not, is the pursuit of freedom from strictures of hardships of any kind.
Halfway through, just three of the quotes I’ve been churning on.
Heard Professor Nesse on Start the Week and will eventually find this book. But I liked that he began the book with this quote:
Nesse, Randolph. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry.New York: Dutton, 2019.
These photos will change dramatically when we spring forward.
I always walk on the south side of Spruce. The lights worked out so that I found myself on the North side, with a new view. Same three miles, whole new view.
I loved this book, loved the post-apocalypse story, loved the New York and office references. I just wondered why there wasn’t actually a NY Ghost Blog.