Tags » Farther Away

HOLD

“Woo you” were the first two words that came to me when I first saw you
I fell I love with the time freeze where I get to see your pretty features… 83 more words

Poetry

Farther Away - 2015 Reading Challenge

Hello, beautiful readers. How is your #2015ReadingChallenge going so far? Haven’t set one yet? Feel free to steal mine. After all, I stole it from… 920 more words

Reading

"This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage"

Only writing kept me from being swept into the dust heap of third grade, and for this reason I not only loved writing, I felt a strong sense of loyalty to it.

777 more words
Books And Essays

September Reading Wrap Up and Reviews

  • The Pirate’s Wish – Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell…
  • 1,074 more words

LIMERICK ABOUT GEESE

LIMERICK ABOUT GEESE

The breeze ‘cross the water’s refreshing,

And goose management is progressing…

They’re farther away,

Where they’ll stay

Far from any sidewalk messing.

–Jonathan Caswell

Poetry

The Methodical Euthanizing Of Workday-Size Chunks Of Time

My difficulty with golf is that, although I play it once or twice a year to be sociable, I dislike almost everything about it. The point of the game seems to be the methodical euthanizing of workday-size chunks of time by well-off white men.

–Jonathan Franzen, Farther Away, page 171

Books

My Recent Jonathan Franzen Obsession: Thoughts on Farther Away, The Corrections, and Freedom

Reading a Jonathan Franzen novel makes a voyeur out of everyone. You get a bird’s eye view of a dysfunctional-yet-loving family, and you get to see them mess up. 1,284 more words

Writing