Recess in the Library

The best thing for being sad is to learn something--T.H. White, The Once and Future King

twin time: or, how death befell me (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

Twin Time: Or, How Death Befell Me - Veronica Gonzalez This book is gorgeous and hard to describe. Much of it reads like a series of fairy tales that have been stitched together in a dream. Unique and very compelling.

All About Lulu: A Novel

All About Lulu - Jonathan Evison The well-written characters are what made this novel stand out. It's a very funny book, but with an underlying sadness and yearning. I'm a sucker for any book (or song, or movie) that get's that bittersweet tone right.

Local

Local - Brian Wood The premise--each book follows the main character's life one year at a time and takes place in a different location--the storytelling, and the artwork are great. I didn't quite follow the story of how the character from the first few books became the character in the last books. But maybe that is more like life as it is really lived--somehow we grow up and it's not really clear how or when that happened.

Currently reading

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece
Michael Gorra
Anna Karenina
Mona Simpson, Leonard J. Kent, Nina Berberova, Constance Garnett, Leo Tolstoy