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Run River by Joan Didion

Run River by Joan Didion. 1963. French title: Une saison de nuits.

Lily heard the shot at seventeen minutes to one. She knew the time precisely because, without looking out the window into the dark where the shot reverberated, she continued fastening the clasp on the diamond wrist watch Everett had given her two years before on their seventeenth anniversary, looked at it on her wrist for a long time, and then, sitting on the edge of the bed, began winding it.

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Review: UnEnchanted

Good day to everyone! Such a dark and stormy Saturday and I have traded one intriguing book for a dark and gloomy one as well. I had recently finished  402 more words


"I’m totally in control of this tiny tiny world"

Earlier this week I went to the Elle Book Club where Jessie Burton was invited to talk about her début Sunday Times best-selling novel; The Miniaturist. 351 more words


Joan Didion Documentary

I was so excited when I came across this post in Harper’s Bazaar.  A documentary…about Joan Didion…two of my favourite things all in one!   158 more words


on reading Joan Didion

I’ve been reading Joan Didion, or to be more accurate, rereading Joan Didion these last few nights, the book being her collection of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem… 1,582 more words


Writing is cheaper than therapy or drugs.

Sometimes you wish for something so hard and then it actually comes true. Has that happened to you? Against countless odds and still, your wish actually came true. 1,911 more words

Random Rumblings

Joan Didion on self-respect

I read this quote from Joan Didion today in one of Austin Kleon’s newsletters as I was trying to settle down to the business of the work day. 124 more words

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