My month of reading books in translation was surprisingly productive up until the middle of the month, when I fell ill at the same time as my plans to move cities in January fell apart. It took me a week to fully recover, which ate up a lot of my free time.
Expansive and engaging, Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust explores the history of walking in the West.
An engaging memoir from the junior U.S. Senator for California, Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold sketches the author’s early life, political career, and 2020 campaign platform.
The story of human intimacy is one of constantly allowing ourselves to see those we love most deeply in a new, more fractured light. Look hard. Risk that.
―Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things
Memories must make do with their delirium, with their drift. A moment stopped would burn like a frame of film blocked before the furnace of the projector.
—Chris Marker, Sans Soleil
Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.
—Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
A collection of personal essays about writing, endurance, and running, Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running considers the impact the sport has had on the author’s life and work. Continue reading “on running”