My boo-thang Crabby got me a Kindle last week for a graduation gift and I have been stuntin’ ever since. I. LOVE. It. Last night I made my first purchases:
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion which I started reading last night and have gotten about 25% of the way through. Full review upon completion, but it was hard to put down last night. It’s about the sudden death of her husband and the year of grief that followed.
Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths by Stefan Timmerman The title is pretty self-explanatory. Medical narratives and medical sociology fascinate me so anything of the sort, I’m onboard. Plus, I read a different book by this author last year that was so informative and engrossing that I am a fan of his now. Don’t believe the hype about CPR!
I’ll be supplementing with some travel narratives, historical fiction, sci-fi thrillers/horror, and true crime.
Any other Kindle or E-reader users out there? Let’s get crunk! Tell me about your experience so far. Any book recommendations? I will give a caution about the free downloads for the classic titles though; apparently a lot of them are not formatted for the Kindle so there is no Table of Contents, or they used a different translator so you’re not actually getting the version of the story you probably want, etc. So no big deal for me to pay 99 cents or 2 dollars to make sure I’m getting what I want.
My Monday playlist is called “Infinity Blue”. It’s filled with mellow tunes to ease me back into the workweek. So I have electronica, alternative, trip-hop, those kinds of tunes on that playlist. This morning I jammed:
Diving for Hearts by Corinne Bailey Rae, which I’ve posted on here before but it was the first song that came on my IPOD (on “shuffle”) this morning and it remains one of my favorite songs ever.
Hyperballad (Hyperballad Fluke remix) by Bjork
I love the lyrics to this song. It’s about being in a relationship and the spark and excitement is somewhat gone so you start doing little destructive things just to feel something and be able to return to your lover and feel safe for a little while longer.
We live on a mountain/Right at the top/This beautiful view/From the top of the mountain/Every morning I walk toward the edge/And throw little things off/Like car parts, buttons and cutlery/Or whatever I find lying around/It’s become a habit, a way, to start the day//(Chorus) I go through all this/Before you wake up/So I can feel happier/To be safe up here with you/(Repeat)//It’s early morning/Noone is awake/I’m back at my cliff/Still throwing things off/I listen to the sounds they make on their way down/I follow with my eyes til they crash/I imagine what my body would sound like/Slamming against those rocks/And when I land/Will my eyes be closed or open//(Chorus, repeat til end)//