I’m continuing to enjoy reading only from my own TBR pile, so much that I might extend the experiment for another few months! I especially want to give myself more time for rereading. Yes, I do want to read ALL THE BOOKS, and therefore am always lured by the new and shiny, but this is an impossible goal, so I would like to read more deeply and allow it to make more of an impression on me.
I love observing how books I read many years ago, such as Herland and The Kitchen God’s Wife, resonate so differently with me after all the experiences I’ve been through in the meantime. We never stop changing and growing, and that means that we’ll find new things in a book each time we read it — if it’s worth reading at all.
- The book from my “Make Me Read It” giveaway, The Art Forger, was a pleasant diversion but suffered in comparison to some of my other favorite novels about the art world.
- A reread of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman raised some fascinating questions about gender and society.
- Looking for ways to act as well as ways to understand our crazy world, I appreciated the insights of The Art of Waging Peace.
- My review of The Sixth Extinction appeared as a guest post on the Ruminate magazine blog.
Other Books Read
- A Severed Wasp by Madeleine L’Engle – Reread
- Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson – Around the World
- Octavio’s Journey and Black Sugar by Miguel Bonnefoy – Around the World
- The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
- The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan – Reread
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively – Review to come
- The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith – Review to come
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