February was a relatively light reading month for me, so there are some nearly-done books in the stack at the beginning of this month, along with new additions.
Naomi Novik’s Black Powder War, N.K. Jemisin’s The Kingdom of the Gods, Baratunde Thurston’s How to be Black and the Margaret Millar omnibus have been keeping company […]
Compared to August, this is going to be an exceptionally busy reading month. And these stacks don’t even include the lists of prize-list nominees and IFOA attendees, whose books are also cluttering every flat surface at home.
Greg Iles’ The Bone Tree – Having finished Natchez Burning in August, I was suprised to find that […]
Halfway into the calendar year, I ritually consider what I’ve read so far and what I’ve not yet picked up. For the past few years, I’ve straightened the stack at hand mid-year, and gotten reacquainted with any over-lingerers, but this year I’ve been a tidy reader. (Marge Piercy’s Gone to Soldiers had lingered for months, but […]
As the mid-year mark approaches, what is the state of your stack? Are you reading what you planned to read, or are you happy to have veered away from projects you’d expected to complete? Have you got some new reading projects in mind for the second half of 2016?
I’m still working to complete some […]
My stacks for this month are works-in-progress. Because even though we are two weeks into October now, my inner calendar is still hovering near the beginning of September.
So, part of me still thinks that I will have more time to read more of the books that I’d dreamed of covering in this year’s Diversiverse […]
My reading recently has been a lovely mix of new books and old friends, rereads and longtime – but neglected – residents of my shelves.
Reacquainting myself with L.M.Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea, I warmed to the scene where Anne and Diana come upon Miss Lavendar Lewis’ house, when the sense of enchantment is so strong that […]
Oh, the overwhelming allure.
Past Orange Prize nominees
So many of us have seemingly endless older books on our TBRs.
Sometimes these are tightly defined (spreadsheeted phenomena, like this Virago project of mine) whereas others are loosely conceived (“I’m going to read more Victorian potboilers”).
But, despite this, more recently published books are a persistant distraction.
Even though […]
No matter how dilgent one has been with one’s read-o-lutions, February is not the shortest month but the longest test.
If it had a chapter heading? In which all your good bookish intentions will flake away like paper splinters from the spine of a well-loved paperback.
And, yet, my February reading, one week in, remains in concert […]