Bibliophiliac is the space where one passionate, voracious reader reflects on books and the reading life. You will find reviews, analysis, links, and reflections on poetry and prose both in and out of the mainstream.

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Coffee The Cruelest Month

Where did April go? It cruelly disappeared! This month I read quite a few short stories--why didn't I think of this earlier? I've read short stories by James Baldwin, Andre Dubus, Mary Lavin, Carol Bly, Donald Ray Pollock, Sherman Alexie, and Gina Berriault. It's relatively easy to read a story in the mornings before work, or as I am eating my dinner in the evening.

This month I read the wonderful, entrancing A Seahorse Year by Stacey D"Erasmo. I'm hopelessly behind on reviews, but I would love to write some sort of post about D'Erasmo's finely imagined novel. Now I'm deep in The Way We Live Now by the inimitable Anthony Trollope. It will be nose-to-the-grindstone between now and mid-June at work--Trollope will be my respite.


Judith said...

Stories by Andre Dubus! I'll have to search for some. I've loved his novels.

Summer's coming and the time is nigh to gather your book piles. As my high school English teacher Mr. Crockett told us, "Why, yes, you need a pile in each room in your house."

Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)

bibliophiliac said...

@Judith-I love that idea of "gathering your book piles"...And Mr. Crockett sounds like my kind of English teacher!