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Reading Roundup: May 2021

The Starless Sea, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, If I Had Your Face, Braiding Sweetgrass, and assorted books and culture links.

Reading Roundup: April 2021

Something That May Shock and Discredit You, Gilead, Godshot, The Mirror and the Light, a couple of rereads, and a smattering of stories and poems.

Hurry up please it’s time

Every public middle and high school in my hometown sent two students per grade to an annual writing competition. It was a contest of speed: describe an object in 40 words before 10 minutes are up, argue a point of view for 120 words in 30 minutes, and so on. I went every year, and… Continue reading Hurry up please it’s time