Friday, May 26, 2017

On Reading

I'm tired. It's been a hell of a week, and as I write this, it's not quite over. Like many of you, I feel bombarded by a news cycle that's moving too fast, end of the school year activities, and life in general. Squeezing out time to read and write has been a challenge this week - but I've made it happen (we must make it happen). Rather than making it all about me, let's talk what I'm reading.

When I got to know Danny Gardner I was immediately happy to know him. Now I'm really happy to be reading his novel, A Negro and an Ofay. I'm not far in, but I'm loving it so far. I'm eager to get to the end and sing it's praises.
(Buy it)

I'm also listening to Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret. I really enjoyed the TV adaptation of Big Little Lies and while this isn't quite as enthralling, there's something really delicious about stories that are simultaneously incredibly domestic (all the leads are groups of suburban moms) and so goddamn dark and noir.

Any number of authors more successful than I am have said if you don't read, you can't write. Here's to making some headway on the TBR, enjoying good stories, and still getting to call it "work."

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