Hello blogosophere! Monday is winding down, and I’m just now getting to my “It’s Monday!” post. Better late than never, I hope.
Last week I posted two reviews, one for The Martian by Andy Weir and one for Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. The Martian gave me the opportunity to think about hype and my reading habits, and Brown Girl Dreaming made me think about the whole idea of novels or memoirs in verse.
I’m almost done with 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time To Write by Sarah Ruhl, and hopefully I’ll get a review of that up soon. But right now I’m not clear on what I’m going to say in that review. I’m really struggling with this tiny book. I thought it would be an easy, breezy book of essays about a random assortment of things, but now I think that this is a very specific set of musings geared toward people in the theater (which I am not). I have a recurring dream in which I missed class all semester. When I try to get there during the final week, I can’t find the room. And once I do, I can’t understand a thing that’s going on, and the exam is tomorrow. Also, I am naked. I am feeling all of those things as I read this book, except the naked part.
[Do you ever read books where you feel like you are out of your element? Or not the right audience? I’d love to hear about it.]
I did not have time to start The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing last week, so it reemerges on this week’s pile (see last week for a description). I am also adding Cold Killing by Luke Delaney, which showed up on my library shelf (even though I don’t remember requesting it). I haven’t read a police procedural in a while, so I am looking forward to some creepy time later this week. You can read the Goodreads description here.
Check out my groovy new bookish bag! This kind of thing makes me so happy. The artist is Sarah Olnos at teconlene design and illustration.
(It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey)