I’m back from my blog break — returning at one of those times when it seems a bit strange and self-indulgent to just talk about books. But I still think that reading is one of the things that holds us together in this broken world, and an act of courage and conscience. We readers are the people who try to make sense of things, to find order in the chaos, and though it seems at times a hopeless task, it’s a deeply human one. May we read our way toward a more human future.
So I share my reading month here: divided between comforting rereads, children’s books, some new releases, and backlist books that meet my current challenges. From a reading point of view, it was a good month.
Some more positive news: my CELTA training to teach English to adults is nearly done, and it’s been a great experience. I’m thinking about next steps, and may have some exciting news to share with you.
How is your reading life, and life in general? How are you coping?
- Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte
- Haben by Haben Girna
- Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfeild – Reread
- Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor – Around the World (Ireland)
- The Thief Knot by Kate Milford
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh – Reread, Back to the Classics
- The Three Years by Emil Bock – Reread
- Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block – Phoenix Award
- The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge – Reread
- Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye – Phoenix Award, Around the World (Palestine/Israel)
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos – Back to the Classics
- The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Ann Pierce – Reread
On my other blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle