Thursday, May 04, 2006

Jeff Ford Week

It's Jeff Ford Week over at the LBC. The whole book-blogosphere has turned out: tons of posts from writers who are Ford admirers and a couple of posts from the author himself. I didn't know Ford before this book, but many others do and you can sift through their thoughts on his work and this book in particular. You can also check out my first LBC post here.

I loved The Girl in the Glass: to me, it was the most successful and accessible of the five spring nominees. Other books may have had more ambition, more insanity, but this one just works at every level: a really good, fun read, a book that made me happy. Check out the posts and then get yourself a copy of the book!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Intimations of Immortality

Wordsworth says it best:

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come

Last Thursday, the dear one, her husband, and I were joined by a beloved baby girl. Trailing clouds of glory indeed.