Checked Out: Week 9

660ac3bf273d1be67ad07cc3f84ec37cI actually haven’t read that much this week, which is a deviation from the normal, but I have been writing quite a bit instead. Don’t worry. I’m getting back to reading over the weekend. I have some good stuff I want to get through. On that note, I’ve been re-reading a few things lately, like a series of emails between my wife and myself from the start of our relationship, and the first Harry Potter book.

Even though I haven’t read that much this week, I did, however, get to one of the local libraries. That’s always fun, the search for new reading material. I spent about 10 minutes there, scouring the shelves, hoping something caught my fancy, and I was successful, taking home two books from their new book shelf. I’m excited to read both of them, and they’re a part of my weekend reading plan. It will be my first full weekend off from work in a month, so I’m sure you can understand.

Here’s what I have Checked Out this week:

  1. Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan (incidentally I noticed while at another library this week that Ms. Tan has a new book out that I will have to pick up soon)
  2. Discretion, by Allison Leotta
  3. The Last Trade, by James Conway
  4. Champion, by Marie Lu
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
  6. The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson

I’m also excited to get back to reading some short stories. It has been a while for them. At the moment I’m on the home stretch of Champion, the final book in the Legend trilogy, and I have a bad feeling that some horrible things remain between where I am and the end, similar to the ending of Mockingjay. It’s giving me the same feeling as that one did toward the end. We’ll see how it turns out when I finish the book today.

The next book for me to finish after that one is The Impossible Knife of Memory, and even though that one is going slowly at the moment, it’s only because I’ve spread myself a little thin this week. I’m devoting more time to that one this weekend as well. I’m also hoping in the near future to get my hands on our March book club book, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. I’m thinking I might have to find an ecopy of it somewhere instead of getting the physical one. It’s getting desperate. It makes me say once again that we will avoid any new books for book club. Too tough to get through the library!

Sam

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    1. Well, that’s one of my problems with the format, though. I know I always have those books available, so I kind of forget about them when they’re ebooks. Maybe in time they’ll get to be just like physical books.

      1. I agree. If the interaction comes close to reading physical books, then reading could be easier. Digress: do you think African literature is going down the drain? Is the list of favorites from African writers dwindling?

      2. I think it’s very tough to answer that question. I think perhaps African writers aren’t doing enough to differentiate, or alternatively, to publicize. It’s one thing to have good writing, and yet another for people to know that it exists.

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