May 29, 2012
Diaries (e.g., the memoirs of Mme de Boigne; Genet's Paris diaries); novels by authors I discovered by chance (e.g., Abdellah Taia, Ohran Pamuk); entertaining trash and "cut-to-the-chase" fiction (e.g., hard-boiled mystery stories of the 40s and 50s, Maupin's "Tales of the City" series); some poetry (e.g., Cavafy, Charles Bukowski); Buddhist texts (esp. Pema Chodron); others that I'll think of 2 minutes after I submit this profile
I am a retired(!!)professor of French. I have lived in Austin since 2008 and would never live anywhere else. I like to read; I like to chatter with others about what I have read. This sounds like fun. I'm looking forward to my first meeting.