Saturdays are for books


35772091262_7fffa71270_k I fell down a Sylvia Plath rabbit hole. This article from Lit Hub was in my Inbox and it lead me to a book about the marriage of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. I am not super sure I really want to read a book about Ted Hughes to be honest, so I’m not sure how far I will get with this book. But I really liked Diane Middlebrook‘s biography of Anne Sexton so I’ll give it a shot.

I have to admit that I am not especially fond of Plath’s poetry. And I’ve never really read Hughes’s poetry. I’m sure this book will push me to read more of Hughes (in fact this morning I read sought out and read “Last Letter.”). As for Sylvia Plath, after reading the Lit Hub article I wonder if my view of Plath is clouded by Hughes’s careful post-humus curation of her work. The one biography I have read of her was Bitter Fame, which was kind of written more in favor of Hughes. It’s been a long time since I read it, but I seem to recall her being portrayed as a the “crazy woman.” Which really sucks, honestly. So I think I will give Plath another try with a fresh perspective. I’d like to read the second version of her unabridged diary next.

What’s Going On

Sylvia Plath

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Fascinating article about ghostwriting written by Scott Westerfield.

I don’t know why, but I thought this was amusing. Come to think of it, I don’t really know why I care.

This is an interesting website about an early photo of Lincoln.

You have got to be kidding me.

This is interesting.. I still need to try the Kindle Ap for my iPod. Better do it sooner rather than later.  And why didn’t they target Amazon instead, as the writer asks?


Yikes. I hope my sister is O.K. She lives in Fairbanks.

I giggled when I read this post at Wow. You really need to peruse the Flylady‘s site. I’ve never seen anything like it.  There are no words.

This is really sad news about Nicholas Hughes, son of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.