Three books I enjoyed the most from the last month of reading:
1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry – "It was his view that Latin was mostly for looks anyway, and he devoted himself to the mottoes in order to find one with the best look. The one he settled on was Una uvam vivendo varia fit, which seemed to him a beautiful motto, whatever it meant. One day when nobody was around he went out and lettered it onto the bottom of the sign, just below "We Don't Rent Pigs." Then he felt that his handiwork was complete."
2. The Book of Men: Poems by Dorianne Laux – "I walked home slow under Orion, his starry belt / heavy beneath the cold carved moon. / My room was still, quiet, squares of starlight / set down like blank pages on the yellow quilt."
3. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard – "One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water."
How about you? Any recent favorites?