Sunday, November 26, 2017

So, I've been reading . . .

My last post was a narrative about my fall-from and return-to reading book-length works. Since writing it, I've since been reading non-stop. The Thanksgiving holiday helped, too. But it has been a good November for reading.

I also stopped annotating while reading, for the first time in nearly twenty years. It can be done, amazingly. I may return to marking lightly, though, because I do remember better when I've made notes.

As I finish each book, I've posted little summaries or thoughts on my Facebook page, which I've now assembled here, beginning with most recently read. My head is now so full of words and worlds that I may need to take a few days to absorb all I've read.

1. Monsters in Appalachia by Sheryl Monks

2. Our Daughter and Other Stories by Wendy Oleson

3. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

4. Hollow by Owen Egerton

5. In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib

6. The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman