Friday, April 8, 2016

It's the weekend!

Oh thank heavens. It's almost the weekend.

Tomorrow night Steve and I will be going to see the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo.

I think it will be a lot of fun.

I think I'll also be starting a nonfiction book WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE READ by Peter Mendelsund. Here's a description:
A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page—a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so—and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture our beloved—or reviled—literary figures. In this remarkable work of nonfiction, Knopf's Associate Art Director Peter Mendelsund combines his profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature—he considers himself first and foremost as a reader—into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading.
Published in 2014, it has 448 pages. 

No other set plans for the weekend. The Walking Dead is done until fall. I could pick back up with Once Upon a Time but they haven't had a strong season. Outlander season two is starting up again so I'll find that somewhere. And I'm still obsessing on YouTube.  Then it will be the usual: surfing the Net, napping, reading, and cleaning chores.

I have SO MUCH to read and view it's just crazy.

You're right.

I have to share this. I LOVE the Cookie Monster commercial on TV. They've put out a "behind the scenes" thing:

Have a great weekend.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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