I was browsing The Paris Review, as I often do (today particularly led there by Lori's amazing weekly buffet). And I found this reading by Paul Auster. I listened to it while working, throwing my headphones on and shutting out the Friday office racket for a 17 minutes. I'm listening to it again now. It's a beautiful, moving story.
I'm guessing from the lack of comments that my bookish posts are the ones you like the least. But, I feel like it would be inauthentic to drop them. And that's when blogs become mini media empires. I work for a media empire... I know all the downsides. Books are my non-negotiable. I hope they're not a deal-breaker for you. Because I like you a lot too.