Saturday, March 7, 2015
Kelly's Book 3.15: The Last Lovely City
Well this is another book I picked up entirely because of its cover. So, you know, shallow reader over here. (I will say this: I do then read the back and the first page to see if the book is interesting to me -- I won't just blindly pick up a book and buy it based entirely on its cover!)
Not sure if you can really tell in this post, but that's the Palace of Fine Arts there. So, you know, this book had my number. Heh.
I can't remember when I bought it, but it was published in 1999 and I think it might have been in my first year or so of living in CA. So... 2000 or 2001? Ooof. I also have a feeling that I have begun reading it, but I remember nothing about it (you know, 14-15 years later...)
It's a collection of short stories and I would say... Present-day Kelly probably would not have bought it. I think I maybe... don't like short stories. I can't put my finger on it, but it's looking that way for me. I guess 2015 will prove whether or not that's true, because at least 3 other books on my TBR list are collections of short stories and/or essays. (It's somewhat telling that these books have remained unread on my shelf, right?)
Mostly, I chose to read this book in March because it's short and I know I'm going to be super distracted keeping up with the Tournament of Books!