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Lately I’ve been reading for fifteen minutes each day from Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. I have forgotten too many words.

 

I’m rereading The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace.

 

Yesterday I picked up from the Fed-Ex and read cover to cover a packet of six Dirty Plotte comics that Julie Doucet wrote and drew in the late 80’s, early 90’s.

 

I recently finished reading Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Franz Kafka’s Letter to His Father.

 

I recently listened to Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea on Audible while taking my dog for long spring walks. I also have the hardcover version, and I read my favorites after hearing them.

 

A couple memorable magazine pieces I read in the past couple of weeks:

 

William T. Vollman’s “Life as a Terrorist,” in Harper’s. It was in the September 2013 issue but I only just got to it.

 

Also old news, but I just read it: Dana Goodyear’s “Long Story Short,” a profile of Lydia Davis in the New Yorker. According to an old friend of Davis’s, in college “men and boys followed her around panting.” Who knew?

 

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