H. Rose

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Middlefield, CT United States
In My Own Words:
I write journals. I've done so my whole life. I also study them loosely (that is, I'm an independant scholar.) Most everything I read is in the genre of Diaries and Journals. I also collect diaries and journals - both published and in manuscript form. And lastly - I run an online book club discussing - you guessed it! Diaries and Journals!
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Emphatically Emerson by Frank Crocitto
Emphatically Emerson by Frank Crocitto
I met the editor at a book fair and he told me this was his way of trying to get Emerson's writings to a new generation.
This is a book of gems culled from the voluminous journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson - whose work I might never have actually been able to wade through (although that might be different now). It is passages from his journal, in cronological order, placed on the page like poetry. With these high minded thoughts, typeset as if this were poetry, I find the thoughts contained therein to be highly accessible and though I generally do not much enjoy reading poetry I liked this much more than I expected to. It has a certain calming effect and is filled with acceptance and… Read more
Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham
Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, Dec 13 2002
Meetings With Remarkable Trees is Fascinating! I love this book. It's not just about big or old trees, it's about interesting trees. Trees with stories, or histories. Trees noted in past botanical books or by ancient poets, looked for today - some found alive, some are found 'dead on their feet' as he puts it. He groups the trees by personalities - such as the natives, travellers, mothers, survivors, shrines. Filled with tree lore, fact and legend both. Gorgeous photography interspersed throughout the whole book. Enchanting.
Water & Earth: A Journal (1971-76) by Guy Gauthier
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like life, Nov. 2 2002
I read diaries and journals voraciously and I loved this one! It's written by a 30 something guy in NYC in the mid 70's. He tends to sit down at his typewriter and just type and type and type and type and when he's got nothing to say he doesn't stop - he just keeps going and the most amazing things come out - from contemplation of sharing his apartment with cockroaches to generations hitting the shore of life like ocean waves hitting the beach - just rolling in and crashing onto the shore generation after generation after generation. From thoughts on why his cat hates his typewriter, how a sunset looks through the windows of another NYC building that he can see from his window, to the tea… Read more

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