This weekend was Portland’s 2018 book festival Wordstock. The event was held at the Portland Art Museum and featured over 100 authors. Their was books signings and readings for all ages all and numerous historic locations in the area. It was a great day for writers and readers alike.
I came home with lots of information and goodies.
I chose to go the exploratory route and pick just a few random new books.
My 2018 Wordstock spoils:
Arms From The Sea by Rich Shapero
A young sculptor from the State of Salt swallows a poison pill that transports him to a watery heaven, whose monstrous, seductive creator reveals to him what it might mean to redeem a desolate world.
A confusing and interesting read so far, but I haven’t given up on it.
A Doctor A Day by Bernard Mansheim
Under white coats, behind caring eyes, beneath sterile stethoscopes is the human within the doctor. The one that bears bad news, holds pain and mires in a stream of death and the dying. In this fictional story, Dr. James is in crisis as his practice is further burdened by a crushing lawsuit. Unmasking the psychological burden experienced by many practicing doctors this work portrays one physician’s unbearable experience as examined and articulated by a seasoned MD
My choice cafe drink of the week:
Book Bean: Eggnog Spice Latte
Start with 1-3 shots of espresso to taste (or for the ‘Au Lait’ version try 4-6 oz of strong black coffee, 1-2 oz eggnog, and 1oz milk) stir in a tiny pinch of cayenne and pinch of pumpkin spice. Pour in steamed eggnog mix: 1 part (2-4 oz depending on number of espresso shots) rich creamy eggnog and 1 part non-fat milk (or milk of choice.) Finish drink off with a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Vampire Boy (Adventures of Alex Vambarey)
by Aric Cuching
I chose this book because, first off books have no age, and secondly it seem like a clever synopsis. We shall see.
It seems it has also won quite a few awards, so I’m hopeful that it will not disappoint 🙂
Which local book events do you look forward to?