Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

Interview with Yuri Machkasov

I finished reading The Gray House, but I am not closing the book. From the day when Yuri Mackasov surprised us, readers, here, I knew I wanted to interview him about the book. As time passed, his presence, his help, proved indispensable, and the pangs to continue the conversation with him more acute. When I… Continue reading Interview with Yuri Machkasov

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Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

The Gray House, Week 10!

The picture of the House, I'm not sure it was specifically done with The Gray House in mind. I found it here, but I liked it. I am realizing I never included a picture of Tabaqui. I found this one by Angel T. This artist is amazing. So sad we can't know more about him/her.… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 10!

Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

The Gray House, Week 9

  Drawing of watch and snake by this artist WEEK NINE Week 9 (pp. 605-670) Tabaqui Smoker WEEK 9 AUDIO: cuts 46 – 50 Tabaqui: I'm going to quote the opening paragraph: The days are wound tightly, like strings. Each tighter and higher than the one before it. I feel like I'm sitting on a string waiting for it… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 9

Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

The Gray House, Week 8

  The plastic bag image was found here. The mop picture was found here. We are coming to the end pages of the book. (I have already finished it, and I find myself in need of discussing this week and the last two, to see if among ourselves we can come to some conclusions, or discuss… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 8

Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

The Gray House, Week 7

The drawing of Sphinx as Grasshopper crying found here. Week 7 finds me without a lot of time to write the post. My narration may not be very complete, but I have both read and listened, and listened more than once, so I hope to be familiar with the things you all want to discuss… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 7

Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

The Gray House, Week 6

WEEK SIX Week 6 (pp. 368-445) The House: Interlude The Longest Night Isn't this picture magical? It is by our Amy, a friend I have known for many years but never met in person, one who is reading along with us all. This week, more of the girls show up. My other images are of… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 6

Mariam Petrosyan, The Gray House, The Gray House Book Club, Yuri Machkasov

The Gray House, Week 5

Drawing by this artist The photo is my backyard fence, with some editing that makes it look eerie, don't you think? Welcome to Week 5. The book is getting more and more intriguing. Today's section is: Week 5 (pp. 301-367) 23. The Confession of the Scarlet Dragon 30. Tabaqui: Day the Sixth Ch 23: Ralph visits… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 5

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The Gray House, Week 4 Addition and Revised Schedule

Since week 3, there has been a one chapter discrepancy between the audio and the page count schedules. I was surprised to read my friends commenting on Pompey's killing last week, when my post ended at chapter 17, and the killing happens in chapter 18. This week, week 4, the mistake carried over. I decided… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 4 Addition and Revised Schedule

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The Gray House, Week 2

Welcome to week 2. This was the section for today. Week 2 (pp. 94-146) 8. The House: Interlude 12. The House: Interlude Chapter 8: There's rumors of a coup. Pompey, from 6, wants to become the next leader of 4, currently under Larry's rule. Tabaqui lets Smoker know in a pompous speech about Pompey and… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 2

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The Gray House, Week 1

Red sneakers drawing by neko-gato.deviantart.com. This is the artist gallery. Welcome to the first week discussion of The Gray House. I want to thank all of you who bought the book, who are willing to read along, and to even participate. On an impulse, I knew I wanted to read this book, and driving on that… Continue reading The Gray House, Week 1

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The Gray House Schedule, with Page Number

I talked to my wonderful friend, Sarah, who is reading The Gray House with us, and she helped me with a schedule with book pages for those of you reading from the book or ebook. This is the scheduled in page and sections (there is no numbered chapters in the book)   WEEK ONE Week 1:… Continue reading The Gray House Schedule, with Page Number

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Schedule for The Gray House

This is the schedule I've planned for our book club. I did it based on the chapters and duration that my audible gives me for this book. I've thought about having a 10 week schedule. But we may not do 10 weeks straight. Every Thursday, starting with Thursday June 1st, I'll post about the book.… Continue reading Schedule for The Gray House

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Reading with Kim

Last year, Kim and I started to meet regularly to discuss, among other things, books. Somehow, we came up with a plan of reading some books together, and pairing them in couples. We came up with these ten titles. And we both read them all, (except I didn't re-read the Odyssey). My favorite out of these… Continue reading Reading with Kim

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The Gray House Book Club (all posts)

Some months ago, I wrotpute about a book that hunted me ever since I heard about it in  a documentary about Russian authors.  SCHEDULE AND POSTS LINKS WEEK ONE Week 1: BOOK 1 (to pp.77) Intro (untitled) The Backyard: Interlude WEEK 1 AUDIO:  cuts 1 – 7 WEEK TWO Week 2 (pp. 94-146) 8. The House: Interlude 12. The… Continue reading The Gray House Book Club (all posts)

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A Reader’s Dream

I'm haunted by a book, and the house in it: the house of the others, the house of the suspended time, the house in which, the gray house. Ever since my friend Jeanne recommended me to watch this documentary I'm attaching below about Russian writers, I fell in love with a book by Mariam Petrosyan… Continue reading A Reader’s Dream