Books I’ve Read in 2022…

Total Pages Read: 2,111
Shortest Book: 224
Longest Book: 399
Fiction: 1
Non-Fiction: 2
Cookbook: 4
Poetry:

Last Book Read:
7. Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave) by David Chang with Priya Krishna. When not in a restaurant, the famed Momofuku chef cooks much differently. This is a fun cookbook without any traditional recipes that encourages you to figure some things out yourself. 399 pages. (Finished 23 Jan 2022.)

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Books I’ve Read in 2021…

Total Pages Read: 7975
Shortest Book: 160 pages
Longest Book: 560 pages
Fiction: 14
Non-Fiction: 1
Cookbook: 9
Poetry:

Last Book Read:
25. Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov. (Foundation Prequel #2). Hari Seldon works on perfecting psychohistory and managing the forces that want to use the science for their own purposes. 384 pages. (Finished 19 Dec 2021.)

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Sometimes I Might Be an Introvert

If you haven’t checked out Little Simz yet…you should…

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Friends That Broke My Heart

Another great album from James Blake. Its a breakup album…with a twist, not a lover, but those breakups with friends that sometimes only hurt more.

(Also the video for the lead single “Say What You Will” is great…love the bit with FINNEAS being his foil.)

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Loving someone…

“Loving someone is like having a mental illness that’s not covered by health insurance.”

           – from “On a Stone Pillow” in First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

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Books I’ve Read in 2020…

Total Pages Read: 16945
Shortest Book: 33 pages
Longest Book: 656 pages
Fiction: 27
Non-Fiction: 9
Cookbook: 21
Poetry: 2

Last Book Read:
59. Just Like You by Nick Hornby. On the verge of the Brexit vote, Lucy is nearly divorced and not looking for love. She just needs a babysitter. 368 pages. (Finished 26 Dec 2020).

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folklore

Taylor Swift dropped a new album on Friday and it is amazing and devastating all at the same time.

full album playlist on YouTube

So much to unpack. This is an album created in quarantine. Both a return to her earlier pre-pop roots and an exploration into new territory for Taylor. It is a reflection of the strange times we find ourselves in. A time when “the lines between fantasy and reality blur and the boundaries between truth and fiction become almost indiscernible.”

I have many thoughts after having listened at least a half dozen times already. Those however are for another day, time, or person.

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Books I’ve Read in 2019…

Total Pages Read: 13,388
Shortest Book: 96 pages
Longest Book: 512 pages
Fiction: 13
Non-Fiction: 6
Cookbook: 26
Poetry: 0

Last Book Read:
45. Sous Vide: Better Home Cooking by Hugh Acheson. I liked this book better than the slow cooker book. 288 pages. (Finished 30 Dec 2019).

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a ghost

butterflies linger
long after Autumn drops leaves
memories fading

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Robyn – Ever Again

“It’s like Prince and Kate Bush teamed up and made something beautiful again”
— Lauren Hudgins

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