Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recent Fantastic Reads

Instead of coming straight to the computer after lunch to write my blog, I sat riveted to the ending of Maytrees by Annie Dillard. Likewise I just re-read Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. When I was quite a bit younger I couldn't get enough of Virginia Woolf. I did my Dip Ed at the University of London and would roam Bloomsbury imagining it like Virginia and Leonard would have seen it. I am also raving to everyone about Hampton Sides latest page-turner Hellhound on His Trail, the Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin. Dillard, Woolf, and Sides are all masters with writing words and narratives. Sides creates his non-fiction to read like fiction and have his real-life characters come to life on the page. I am fortunate to work in the bookshop as one of my jobs is the event coordinator; so I called Hampton Sides to ask him to speak at a special luncheon on 23rd June at Downtown Bistro! He loves Taos and accepted! If you are anywhere near Taos on that Wednesday, do call the restaurant at 737-5060 and make reservations to have lunch with Hampton Sides! Hope to see you there. And continue to have those who are the best in your media inspire you!