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What I’m reading: June

My books are in a pod, waiting to move across the country. Moving has meant a lot of stress, but also a lot of evening hanging out, and not so much reading. Now I’m getting back into books I’m finding around the various houses I’m visiting in the interim.

  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns: reminds me of Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, one of my all-time faves. Thoroughly enjoying the 14-year-old boy’s perspective on life in Appalachia in the early 1900s. So much detail! Almost Geraldine Brooks-level of research in here.
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: having some real trouble getting past page 200 of this 900-page epic mostly about medieval architecture. I like the characters, and I like the setting, and I even like some of the architecture facts. I just don’t LOVE them.
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson: it took me four years to finally finish this very enjoyable book, I think because it is TOO easy to read. You can put it down, but in a good way.

I’ve also been reading articles on transgender/gender fluid kids, researching an upcoming story, my last for the Wire!

And enjoying the latest on the Female Gaze Review. I am addicted to New Girl.


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