Very exciting news to share: Little Free Library Reykjavík was installed in Hljómskálagarður (the park along Tjörnin), next to the statue of Bertel Thorvaldsen on June 14, 2013! It’s a lovely spot for the library—there’s even a bench right next to it so that you can sit and browse through books and read while enjoying the summer weather in the park.
(Keep reading about the Copies of Cold River)
The Tale That Might Be Told The Power of Narrative
On my first morning in the ruined city, when I walked the collapsed streets, I felt as though I were walking through roads in the Third World, or the last book of the Bible. A war had somehow been declared there, a curse or a judgement, made in heaven, had fallen and landed in those streets. All about me the disaster lay. Wide pools of dirty water had collected between broken buildings; piles of rubble had inundated and erased the streets. The roads had been parted as easily as sheets and beneath them the raw dark earth had opened into deep clefts. The cracked footpaths were now meadows of smashed headstones.
Woman Reading The Guardian Can’t Take Much More Empowering Waterford
This process can be uncomfortable. “This book almost killed me,” Canin says. “I published my last book [the bestselling America America] in 2008, so that’s, what, seven or eight years ago, but I wasn’t working the whole time. Writing [A Doubter’s Almanac] was actual agony. I remember going out to a bar with my closest friend in Iowa a couple of years ago and saying, ‘I’m going to have to give the money back. I can’t do it. It’s a huge, huge mess.’ ” This huge mess sits before us on the table, in ARC form, with its blockbuster cover and glowing blurb from Pat Conroy. Canin: Uncomfortable Writing
Which science fiction movie or novel is most prescient today?
What seems to have irked Krugman most is Taylor's take on short-term stimulus The dangers of storytelling
Peter Reilly, How Much Is That Picasso In The Window? Tax Court Says Quite A Bit
As I mentioned recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing Fridrik Erling’s Fish in the Sky for the December issue of The Reykjavík Grapevine. The review has now been made available online, which you can see here