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It’s Monday, October 26. What Are You Reading?

Well, I’m plodding along with the same books as I mentioned in last week’s Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts post. The chance to sit down and really spend time with a book is not happening as I would like because of other life commitments, distractions and school. Oh, I love academia but I don’t like all the homework. It also seems that my scheduling is quite all over the place seeing as how I’m finishing this post at 9pm.

Here’s what I’m currently reading, still:

       Music For Wartime by Rebecca Makkai

       The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

        Topics in Language and Culture for Teachers by Steven Brown & Jodi Eisterhold

(Well, it’s what I’m reading!)

       Learning and Not Learning English by Guadalupe Valdes  (:))

What I just picked up from the Library but doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll read:

       Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell

 The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Gutshot by Amelia Gray

There seems to be a short story collection pattern here and I hope to get in more novels too. Have you read any of these?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?





2 thoughts on “It’s Monday, October 26. What Are You Reading?

  1. Ooh, that’s awesome that you got a copy of Fates and Furies from the library. I’ve been hearing so many great things and I hope to check it out soon. I’m currently reading Daydreams of Angels, which is a short story collection by Heather O’Neill (Canadian author). It was just shortlisted for the Giller Prize so I’m finally reading it!

  2. I didn’t love Fates and Furies — thought it was kind of pretentious. If you decide to read it, keep in mind the second half (Furies) is much better than the first half (Fates). I’ve read about half of the stories in Rebecca Makkai’s book and have been enjoying them very much.

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