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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka
Sunday, June 12, 2011
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I've been fiending for books. (Just a couple of years ago I found out from my students that fiend is a verb now. Everything is a verb now.).
Thursday was my last day of school. Friday: I read a book. Saturday: I read a book. Sunday: I read a book.
This weekend I read: On Friday, S.J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep for TLC Book Tours (review on June 22nd). Then Saturday I finished reading Jo Scott-Coe's phenomenal Teacher at Point Blank: Confronting Sexuality, Violence, and Secrets in a Suburban School. Sunday I read Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, also for TLC Book Tours (review on June 29th). I am still letting State of Wonder soak in. Somewhere near the middle of the novel I forgot it was a novel. Somewhere in the novel I forgot I was reading.
On my list for this week:
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky for a readalong hosted by Allie at A Literary Odyssey. I'm very close to finishing Part Three of this novel, and will post about it on June 15th.
The 9 Rights of Every Writer by Vicki Spandel. This is my assigned reading for the Summer Institute at Coastal Savannah Writing Project (I begin on June 21st).
How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique. This is a novella and stories written by a writer from my husband's birthplace, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. I'm really excited to read this title.
If I finish all of these titles, then I will grab something from my bookshelves. I have a whole list of books I own and want to read. There are also books I've downloaded on my Nook: I'm just going to see where my fiending leads me.
It's Monday. What are you reading?
Sheila at Book Journey is the indefatigable host of It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Her latest post shows a bruised, banged up, smiling Sheila with one arm in a sling. Sheila is so awesomely energetic and incorrigably cheerful, even a trip to the emergency room doesn't keep her from smiling. Here's wishing her a speedy recovery from her cycling accident.