Hurricane Reading.

Monday, October 29, 2012

I'll be spending the next couple of days inside as Hurricane Sandy heads this way (I'm prepared with lots of food and a stash of cookies). For those of you who are also laying low - or for anyone, really, with a few minutes to spare - here are three great reads for a stormy day in:

1. This letter, from poet Ted Hughes to his son. I read this for the first time this summer and keep coming back to it. "...that's how we measure out our real respect for people—by the degree of feeling they can register, the voltage of life they can carry and tolerate—and enjoy."


2. "Something Bright, Then Holes," a beautiful poem by Maggie Green. (Thanks, Megan.)

3. A week in former New York Times food critic Sam Sifton's diet. (The entire series is great; this particular entry was just one of my recent favorites.)


Stay safe today, fellow East Coasters! 

Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath photo via New York Review of BooksWarren J. Plath/Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College. Sam Sifton photo by Melissa Hom. 

20 comments:

Rachel @ Existation said...

Be safe, Shoko! I'm glad you have cookies to see you through. Nothing bad can happen when cookies are involved. =]

Pink Ronnie said...

Thinking of you Shoko!!!!
Take care, okay?
Ronnie xo

anna | Today I like Blog said...

yes Shoko, thinking of you as well, today's the first time I decided to say hi :)

Bekka said...

Thanks Sho! I'm bored already, needed this.

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

Thanks Shoko! Now I have something to read in class (who needs notes? not this girl).

ever ours said...

stay safe, shoko!

hiladil said...

I love that letter from Ted Hughes. Thank you for sharing these great reads. Stay cozy today!

Kathy said...

These are so good! Especially that poem by Maggie Green. I hope you stay cozy and safe through this wild weather, Shoko! I bought the last two jars of Nutella at the store near my house yesterday. Fingers crossed that this weather won't outlast my Nutella supply!

Akiko said...

Sounds interesting! I'll visit their site after this. Stay safe, shoko! xo akiko
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natasha said...

okay. the sam sifton food diary is AMAZING - my favorite of the series so far. totally identify with the meal regret he writes about at the end! : )

Shannon said...

Thanks for the reads Shoko! You should post links like this even when there isn't a hurricane, I'm hooked on Instapaper, and love reading what other writers are reading, hmm, there's a series right there!

I'm in Pennsylvania today, hunkered down, don't think we will get quite as much rain as Brooklyn though! Good luck! Be safe!

Shoko said...

Thanks so much, guys! So far, so good.

Anna, so very glad you did!

Hannah, Sam Sifton's food diary is SO much better than notes :)

Kathy, here's hoping. Nutella - brilliant! Wish I stocked up!

Shannon, I would love to make this a regular thing; I'm so glad you liked the links. Stay safe tonight!

Heather said...

Thanks for the links, Shoko! I'm going a little stir-crazy up here in Washington Heights, so much appreciated. :) Stay safe and dry!

Callie said...

Stay safe! Praying for you.

fernchouxcreme said...

Take care and stay safe!

I live in Toronto, so we are getting lots of wind here too!

Shoko said...

Thank you for all of your sweet messages! The worst of the storm seems to have passed, and we were lucky enough to have had no major issues in our neighborhood.

Rincy said...

So happy to hear that Shoko! Have been thinking of everyone affected this morning.

Nicole said...

Hope all is well with you! Thoroughly enjoyed the incredible links :)

L▲UR▲ said...

A little too late now to say this as i've been a lot behind with my blog reading but hope you were all ok and safe!

Suzanna said...

Thanks for the poem link to Bric-a-Brac. I've enjoyed looking through it.

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