Books I Loved in 2019

I read just shy of 50 new-to-me books in 2019, not including my class assignments (which included some chapbooks as well as short stories and poems). Of those, there are about a dozen that I am still thinking about, even if it's been months since I read them. I love these books because they are… Continue reading Books I Loved in 2019

Reading Roundup: September 2019

Exhalation by Ted Chiang. The short stories in this book are fascinated with how technology affects the human condition--but technology is very broadly defined, from sci-fi innovations (such as a device that records your memories as video) to the ancient technology of writing. I was delighted with the opening story, which--like my favorites in the… Continue reading Reading Roundup: September 2019

Reading Roundup: May 2019

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. A friend recommended this book in my International Women's Day thread on books by women I read and loved. I remembered enjoying The Age of Miracles, so I put it right on my list. I warmed up to it slowly. It opens in the most insular of insular communities:… Continue reading Reading Roundup: May 2019