I’ve decided that I need to start reading again. I didn’t do much reading last year, and I really felt the absence of books in my life.
Since classes ended, I’ve made my way through Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book (4 stars) a John Grisham novel (The Racketeer; 3 stars), and Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (4 stars). On the advice of CV Rick, I’m going to pick up Gaiman’s American Gods next, perhaps while re-reading Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye with Carson and making my way through some of the essays in the reader that my composition class is required to buy (even though I didn’t choose the book. I hate college bookstore politics).
We have another snow day today. We COULD have done a delayed opening, I think, but I’m betting that the school districts did a cost/benefit analysis on sending kids to school for a shortened day on a Friday after a long holiday break and decided that it just wasn’t worth it (can you IMAGINE the hell that would have been for teachers?!). I’m going to fuss a bit around the house and then settle in for a bit of a read.
What’s in your to-read pile?