“Upstream” by Mary Oliver- Book Review

upstreamI can’t read Mary Oliver’s poetry (which I have been doing a lot lately), without considering her process.  Not knowing anything else, I imagined long walks and lots of quiet pondering.  Early mornings.  But also late nights afterwards.  At a desk.  With a warm lamp. Writing, drifting, thinking.  I imagined a dog with her, maybe, on these walks or by the fire. Sometimes. Lots of quiet.  Upstream, a collection of her essays, filled in some, but not all, of the blanks. Continue reading

Best Audiobooks?

don quixote audiobookD2, it seems like you recently mentioned that you listen to books during your commute to the candy shop. I’ve been listening to a few myself, and I feel that it is high time we compiled a list of the best audiobooks.

So what makes a book on audio great? Or sometimes even preferable to reading the print version? (Yes, this has happened to me, which I’ll get into in the list).

I’d narrow it down to: Continue reading