Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young
Why I have it: I think I was looking at books by New Zealanders.
Summary: A collection of essays on youth and aging, ambition and disappointment, New Zealand punk rock, and the limitations of the body (the title comes from the question chiropractors ask to test a patient’s pain threshold).
I’m thinking: Maybe.
Hourglass by Dani Shapiro
Why I have it: Not sure.
Summary: An inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time – abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience.
I’m thinking: Yes.
The Invention of Clouds by Richard Hamblyn
Why I have it: Because I’m a cloud-spotter.
Summary: The true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names. He immediately gained international fame, becoming a cult figure among artists and painters and legitimizing the science of meteorology.
I’m thinking: Yes – essential reading given how much time I spend cloud-spotting.