Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Fresh bookishness!

So many books to talk about! Including what’s currently in my stacks and my reading log.

My most recent Friday Fugue was a string of T.G.I.F. posts on books which explore fictional workplaces, including Deryn Collier’s Fortin mysteries. (one of my MRE authors.)

There’s talk of new fiction, including Mark Anthony Jarman’s Knife Party at the Hotel Europa and Neil Smith’s Boo and new non-fiction, including Joseph Luzzi’s In a Dark Wood and Sally Mann’s Hold Still.

Discussion of Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness began on June 20th, with chat about “Dimensions” and I expect it will continue with one story each Saturday. The schedule is here, and you’re welcome to join in, whether for a single story or for the whole collection. As for other reading projects, I’m also working through the books of Gabrielle Roy.

How about you: what are you reading these days, and what are you looking forward to reading soon?

(First time here? Please don’t be shy: there’s no such thing as too much bookchat! Please leave a comment, say hello, talk books!)

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