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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
John Barth
Chicago Poems
Carl Sandburg
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Good News Edition

Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet - Jennifer Homans Valentines - Ted Kooser
— feeling big smile

Exciting news! Powells recently had a sale, and I bought a book for my "keeper" library: A hardcover, dust-jacketed copy of "Apollo's Angels," Jennifer Homans' much-lauded history of ballet published a few years ago. I've been wanting it since publication, and now I have a beautiful copy, sold at remaindered price. 


And, as a special bonus, I was going through some old junk and happened upon my long-lost copy of Ted Kooser's "Valentines," also hardcover with dust jacket. So happy to see you again, old friend. Sorry my cluttered ways hid you for so long.


We don't buy many books in Carissa Land these days. There isn't much space left here to store them. So, it's down to just those titles I'm reasonably certain I want to keep in my personal collection for a long, long time, books for classes I'm taking, and, of course, poetry. These two certainly made the cut.