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.
I spent the first three weeks of the month in an intensive writing creative nonfiction workshop, and read a few pieces of flash every day to discuss. The second spring term started in the middle of that--I'm taking fiction writing this semester. These are some of the short pieces we read in those courses that… Continue reading Reading Roundup: March 2021
One day my neighbor dropped by for a masked, distanced outdoor visit and handed me a book she had recently finished for her book club."It is by a man, though," she amended."What am I supposed to do with it?" I asked, making her laugh. But weirdly, most of the books I read in February were… Continue reading Reading Roundup: February 2021
Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty. Oh, I enjoy the Daevabad trilogy so much. This book is a honking 900 pages long, and I read it in three days. Under the circumstances it wasn't quite as escapist as it could be to read about a violent coup and an ongoing attempt to hold a city's… Continue reading Reading Roundup: January 2021
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. I loved this book so much I read it twice this month--once to experience it, and again immediately afterward to pull some of my favorite lines for a longer post. Then, unfortunately, I had to return that copy to its owner--but I think I will buy my own. The hardcover is… Continue reading Reading Roundup: December 2020
In which I either lose or find myself in a book Entry on the day of our fourth virtual watch party for the His Dark Materials television series, season 2 I read Susanna Clark's Piranesi in two days. It might have been one, but I keep busy. It was the beginning of the week, and… Continue reading Notes on Piranesi