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.
Today, FOR NO REASON AT ALL: a list of books about middle-aged people with middle-aged problems.
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