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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait by Cindy Hulsey

I’ve tried to embrace Nancy Pearl’s rule about tossing a book if I don’t like it after the first 50 pages, but I must admit that I’ve always been reluctant to give up on a book too quickly. I’ve read many wonderful books that didn’t really captivate me until long after I’d turned that 50th page. The Book of Salt, by Monique Truong, was one of those books.

The Elegance of Total Collapse by Nick Abrahamson

There is something darkly portentous about the state of art and letters, not to mention imagination, when the topic of societal collapse becomes another threadbare novelty.  A worn out trope of recycled cliché.  Catastrophe tourism.  Like a wasteland horror-show hall of mirrors, reflecting back something borrowed from something lifted.  The apogee of the genre has long been buried, its virtue eroded away into zombie adoration and Mad Max imagery.  There are of course diamonds in the rough but so often

Time Beings by Adrienne Teague

Hey you. Yes, you. Did you know you’re a time being? A time being is a being in time. Since we are all beings, occupying space and time, we are all time beings. That sounds pretty existential, right? Don’t worry, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is a fun book!

A New Year Brings a New Reading Addict! by Sarah Thrower

On December 31st my cubicle neighbor Cindy (*waives to Cindy*) and I were discussing our 2015 reading resolutions.  I also read her post about it here on Reading Addict and sure enough, our goals could practically meet and shake hands.  It occurred to me, that my own goal to write more and/or talk more about the books I read, could be met pretty easily if I started submitting articles to the Reading Addict blog, so here I am! 

Unsettled by Cindy Hulsey

Sometimes I’m in the mood to be comforted by a book and at other times I want to be provoked. Comforting books are rarely good for discussion, while unsettling books are ripe for conversation. The following three books are literary, captivating, and guaranteed to make you feel a little squirmy.