Silvie's bookshelf

Words and something more
Today
December
15
2017
23
updated shelf
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started following:
2017
18
reviewed: Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me
A mix of unrelated journal entries and photos (that had no role to advance the text). I admire the poetic genius of Oliver Sa...
Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me - Bill Hayes
finished reading:
2017
17
reviewed: The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities
It has some useful advice on (academic) writing but it's the kind of book you could easily avoid while writing a book be it a...
The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities - Eric Hayot
finished reading:
2017
14
reviewed: Joséphine
Bagieu's comics is a fun and relaxing way to spend a weekend (Jo's life is relatable to most young women who face expectation...
Joséphine - Pénélope Bagieu
finished reading:
2017
11
reviewed: Letters to a Young Poet
This is the kind of book everyone should read every year.
Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke, Reginald Snell, Franz Xaver Kappus
finished reading:
2017
07
reviewed: The Deleted World
Transtromer moves you into his realm with his realistic and beautiful poetry. Everyone should read at least one of his poems ...
The Deleted World - Tomas Tranströmer
reviewed: How to Be Idle
How to be idle offered me a wide range of books for my to-read list. The book itself was a pleasant reading and made me think...
How to Be Idle - Tom Hodgkinson
finished reading:
finished reading:
2017
06
reviewed: To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
After many radio interviews with Lopate I finally found the courage to read one of his books. I came with no expectations to ...
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction - Phillip Lopate
finished reading:
2017
05
reviewed: Dear Data
If you didn't now by now, data visualization is beautiful. The correspondence of Giorgia and Stefanie is even more beautiful,...
Dear Data - Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec, Maria Popova
finished reading:
2017
01
reviewed: De două mii de ani...
O carte excelentă și unul dintre puținele volume scrise de un autor român care e suficient de complex pentru a fi la același ...
De două mii de ani... - Mihail Sebastian
reviewed: Empty Chairs: Selected Poems
Cigarettes, birds, household objects. Everything is an inspiration for Liu Xia and her poetry is a tranquility for your sens...
Empty Chairs: Selected Poems - Liu Xia, Ming Di, Jennifer Stern
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Currently reading

Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf
You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between
Lee Gutkind
Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf, Maureen Howard
An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
Stephanie LaCava
Live or Die
Anne Sexton