nyc book publicist + bernese mountain dog owner. opinions my own.
Get ready, tonight is the final Super Moon of 2014!
The term Super Moon was coined in 1979 by an astrologer, who defined it as an event when a Full or New Moon occurs within 90% of its closest possible approach to Earth—closer than a threshold of about 224,851 miles.
Did you know? Each Full Moon of the year has a name, mostly traceable to an era of agricultural living. Tonight’s full moon is the 2014 Harvest Moon. Traditionally this title is given to the Full Moon seen nearest the date of autumn’s beginning.
In honor of this, a few recent favorite reads.
Any good recs? Happy reading!
Best Bloody Mary in Brooklyn: the Star of the Sea, at Buttermilk Channel. Celery and peppercorn infused vodka garnished with an oyster. Refreshing, delicious, briny. It seems to be named after (in honor of?) the nearby Catholic church.
This summer will be remembered as a rough one. In between visits to the beach, we were buffeted with bad news, from Malaysia Flight 17 to Michael Brown to the rise of ISIS. Visual storyteller Christopher Neiman, who was also responsible for the best World Cup coverage we saw this summer, powerfully captured the season’s mixed emotions for The New Yorker.
"This is the sensation that I recognized in reading Ferrante: a hungry, relentless urge to keep going, the same feeling that drives you to borrow all someone’s clothes, or pinch them as hard as you can when they don’t understand you."
"I’m just excited to be a part of it. I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending.”
—Reese Witherspoon on playing an “unsympathetic” female lead in Wild at How Wild Saved a ‘Lost’ Reese Witherspoon — Vulture
Mixed feelings about this book, but love this message.