Faced with the arrival of spring break and the trend of warmer weather here in Atlanta, I’ve noticed that students tend to fall into one of two camps:
1. Those who want to use their break to sleep, see movies, or travel, and
2. Those who can’t wait to crack open a good book.
If you fall into the second camp, then you may be interested in checking out (literally) the following books from the ACA Library of SCAD or Jen Library:
• Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
Ms. Prose guides us effortlessly through the process of critical (I much prefer the term “artful”) reading and the craft of forming a finely tuned phrase.
• Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott
For those of you who attended last year’s artist book symposium, this one comes recommended by book artist and symposium speaker Julie Chen.
• A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Those who are unable to indulge in a European vacation will enjoy escaping into Hemingway’s brief memoir of Paris in the 1920s. Marvel as our intrepid hero sips coffee and matches wits with Gertrude Stein, or simply enjoy the scenery.
• The Paris Review: Interviews
By reading, we can hold extended, one-sided talks with great authors who are long since gone. This particular collection of interviews allows readers to sit in on conversations with Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Toni Morrison, and many others. The gang’s all here. Get chatty with the greats!
Enjoy the break,
Jennifer, TWS ATL