No Time to Spare

No Time to Spare

Thinking About What Matters

Book - 2017
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From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781328661593
1328661598
Characteristics: xx, 215 pages ;,22 cm

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dirtbag
Sep 28, 2018

Why do so many of the comments say she is remarkable because she started a blog in her 80's? Doesn't that devalue her previous work? Is that a subtle form of ageism? Why couldn't it be normal for a person to start a blog in her 80's? Personally, I enjoyed this book but don't think it is remarkable in any way.

DBRL_IdaF Jul 25, 2018

Some final words from one of my favorite authors. These essays were taken from blog posts, so they are more conversational than most of Le Guin's writing. I enjoyed the feeling of having a chat with her. This is perfect lunchtime reading, as you can finish any single essay in a short sitting. Thoughts on how children learn, observations of wildlife, a beautiful description of a food bank.

JessicaGma Jun 08, 2018

Kind of great, although I skipped the cat entries. It's a fun read, and as many have said, well done for a lady in her 80s who began a blog.

ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 21, 2018

In her 80's, Le Guin shares her thoughts on old age, feminism, literary prizes, her cat, and more. You'll enjoy her descriptions of Oregon's eastern high desert and her meditations on cats, both wild and domestic.

DBRL_ReginaF Feb 20, 2018

It's hard not to love someone who began writing a blog in her eighties.

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GummiGirl
Feb 01, 2018

Some of these essays are about her writing career, but many are just about ordinary life.

TSCPL_Miranda Jan 11, 2018

This was like reading letters that Le Guin wrote to me! Intimate, insightful, and memorable.

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Frankster1
Dec 29, 2017

Excellent essays (one even about Bend!) about growing older and life in the 21st century by an insightful author.

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