Over the last few years I’ve scoured blogs and reading biographies. People intrigue me and I’ve always been curious about other’s interests. In blogs, my favorite part is when the writer talks about other media they like. This is where they say, “I just read this book, and I think you should check it out” or “I laughed watching this video look at it here”.
With how long I’ve blogged, I just realized that I haven’t done much of this myself. So here’s a compilation of what I’ve been interested in lately:
1. “Going Somewhere” by Brian Benson
Last week I started this book and I’ve barely set it down. It’s about a boy and a girl who bike across the United States. They start in Madison, WI and aim for Portland, OR. I haven’t finished it yet but it’s a modern travel memoir. Usually when you pick up travel memoirs, they’re aged. This one was published in 2013 and the technology isn’t terribly outdated.
I really enjoy this book; the author writes about falling in love with a woman and seeing her as a whole person. She’s independent, reads about far away places, loves the world and is curious about it. I see the same soul-searching in myself and I find that this parallels my own thoughts. I can’t wait to get back to it.
2. “In Return” by Odesza
Everything by Odesza is good. That’s the easiest summary I could write. This album was released yesterday and I can’t stop listening to it. It’s catchy, it’s unique, it’s definitely Odesza. If you have Spotify, listen below:
3. “Push Comes to Shove” by Twyla Tharp
I’ll confess that I’ve picked this book up and set it down many times. This is the autobiography of the famous choreographer Twyla Tharp. She’s written a few other books that I’ve enjoyed and I figured it was time to read her biography.
Immediately I read to page 100, and I’m in awe about all that she’s done in her lifetime. The struggles that she overcame and the decision to become a full-time artist. To be honest, Twyla almost feels like a secondary mother to me. Her books speak to me about being an artist and what it takes to make a job out of it.