I am a man. Now you may think I’ve made some kind of silly mistake about gender, or maybe that I’m trying to fool you, because my first name ends in a, and I own three bras, and I’ve been pregnant five times, and other things like that that you might have noticed, little details. But details don’t matter… I predate the invention of women by decades. Well, if you insist on pedantic accuracy, women have been invented several times in widely varying localities, but the inventors just didn’t know how to sell the product. Their distribution techniques were rudimentary and their market research was nil, and so of course the concept just didn’t get off the ground. Even with a genius behind it an invention has to find its market, and it seemed like for a long time the idea of women just didn’t make it to the bottom line. Models like the Austen and the Brontë were too complicated, and people just laughed at the Suffragette, and the Woolf was way too far ahead of its time.
HBD, Ursula K. Le Guin.
This is the opposite of a problem.
TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
The Boulder Bookstore at night. (That’s my kid stomping in to buy some Asterix comics)
Second-hand bookshop in Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia.
Went to a cute little bookstore today in SoHo and there was a book signing but I didn’t know who the tall beautiful author was so it didn’t phase me and I looked around for a new old book instead for about an hour or so. Fun night and I found something I really am excited for so woohoo.
We Recommend: Bolaño by Mónica Maristain (ebook available) (melvillehouse)
"It’s been just over ten years since the death of Robert Bolaño, a fact that probably makes you think, ‘Hm, a little soon (for a biography), eh?’ A reasonable response! But Maristain’s account of the great writer’s life is hardly conventional, choosing to engage with those who knew him best instead of editorializing. The result, like Bolaño’s work, is simultaneously crystal-clear and obscuring. A great early biography, one that makes you want to return to the books that brought you here."
I didn’t know this existed. Guess I have another book to buy this month.
|me:||*owns 264 unread books*
|me:||*buys 17 new books*
|me:||*rereads harry potter*