Saturday, December 29, 2018

                                                                   Amos Oz.  RIP.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Have I ever seen a better movie than 'Roma'? Have I ever cared for a character more than I cared for Cleo? I saw it at the IFC theater in Greenwich Village last night. Place was filled. See it in a theater. It's on Netflix, but don't. You'll pause it. You can't pause it in front of the big screen. At the end, people stayed in their seats watching long credits in Spanish. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

'My parents would frisk me before family events. Before weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, and what have you. Because if they didn't, then the book would be hidden inside some pocket or other and as soon as whatever it was got under way I'd be found in a corner. That was who I was...that was what I did. I was the kid with the book.'
                     ― Neil Gaiman 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

'It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different.' 
                 ― Richard Wright, Black Boy

Monday, December 24, 2018

'The book thief has struck for the first time – the beginning of an illustrious career.'
                           ― Markus Zusak,
The Book Thief


Sunday, December 23, 2018

'I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.' 
                             ― Kurt Vonnegut