Reading Watching Listening

Reading…

The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels. Technically this is work. I’m presenting a conference paper on Saturday about this novel, so I’ve been frantically throwing some thoughts together about it this week. Fortunately, any time I do work on Michaels’s writing, I get to spend some time reading it. So beautiful. Every time I read this novel, I love it even more.

 

Watching…

Gilmore Girls. I needed some comfort TV to counteract the conference-related stress. Plus, all of the casting announcements about the revival made me really want to watch the series again. Not that it takes much for me to want to watch this show. I’ve seen it more times than I can remember, and I quote it constantly in real life. I love the world so much. The characters are fantastic (I would like to be Lorelai, please and thank you), the town is hilarious, the dialogue is witty and fast…all in all, it is essentially my ideal TV show.
Listening…
David Jalbert’s renditions of Satie’s 3 Gymnopédies. I have loved these three pieces for a very long time, and Jalbert’s renditions of them on Le comble de la distinction are honestly the most gorgeously tender versions I have heard. This is No. 1, Lent et douloureux. It’s probably the best known of the three, and it is my personal favourite to play.

 

 

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