Thursday, June 9, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Bury Me Standing
In which I share vague recollections of books I read long ago that have stuck with me.
I think I was drawn to it because the Gypsies of my childhood were so exotic and mysterious and stereotypical, and I wanted to get the real story. It was quite a while ago that I read it, but I do remember thinking that it was very thorough (though not impossibly long or dense) and I learned a lot. Since then I haven't come across any other books on this topic so I don't know how this compares to any that might be out there, but I definitely found it interesting and think of it now and then, even if I can't remember any of the details. I've been especially reminded of it recently while reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, another book focused on a culture very different from mine, and which I'll tell you all about very soon.