Reading Addict

Reading for Dark Days

I’ve recently experienced a loss in my family, and I notice that I’m having a lot of difficulty reading full length novels.  It’s hard for me to concentrate for longer stretches of time, and I find myself having to re-read passages to piece together how characters connect or how plot is progressing.  I’ve left a lot of books abandoned this month—sad piles with bookmarks at page 180, page 50, even page 10.  These temporarily under-appreciated books are ones I will come back to, but not now.  Fortunate

Work It Out by Laura Raphael

I love my job (I really, really do), but I’ve always been curious about what other people do for a living – how they spend their days, what issues and ideas and conflicts and goals of, say, a tax attorney, or a graphic designer, or a paper salesman. (Well, maybe not the last one. “The Office” pretty much fills that gap in my curiosity.)
 

Not to Be Missed by Rebecca Howard

I read a lot of new fiction, in large part to stay current about what kinds of titles library patrons will be requesting.  So, it’s always nice when a book that I missed when it was initially released becomes one of my favorites and introduces me to an author’s body of work.  I recently finished Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber, a beautiful prayer of a novel that is as much poetry as prose.  Published i

A Life of David Foster Wallace by Nick Abrahamson

Chad Harbach remarked that Infinite Jest 'looks like the central American novel of the past thirty years, a dense star for lesser works to orbit'.  It would seem author D.T.

The Good Wives by Rebecca Howard

I’m a huge fan of the television drama, The Good Wife, staring the lovely Julianna Marguiles.

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