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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? — 8 Comments

  1. Ooh, Lady Macbeth’s Daughter sounds great! Do report back when you’re done.

    I am now in the middle of, of all things, a book about progressive religion. A House for Hope by Rebecca Parker and John Buehrens. It’s good. Parts of it are dry, but all over the place I’m having those a-ha moments of “YES! That’s exactly what I think and why I think it, though I’d never articulated it so well!”

    But after that, I’ll be reading the book my friend Jess just wrote and published (her debut novel!). Awakenings, by Jess Gibson. She’s awesome, so I expect her book to be awesome as well. I’ll let you know.

    • Reading a friend’s novel is so exciting! An experience that I suppose comes if we hang around writers long enough. I’m looking forward to hearing about it!

  2. I know it’s not Joy’s Periodical Blog 🙂 but I’m reading this excellent article in American Theatre Magazine that delves into the evolution of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House throughout the years, called “50 Ways to Leave Your Torvald”. It’s well written and the title cracked me up!

  3. currently reading:
    The Weird Sisters (highly recommend, even though there is a, in my opinion slightly skewed description of what it takes (or doesn’t) to get a library job in the present day)

    just finished:
    Still Alice (devastatingly beautiful)
    and
    The Heights by Peter Hedges (funny, sweet, disturbing, and spot on)

    • I’m on the request list for The Weird Sisters. I was going to wait and buy it until it came out in paperback, but so many people are reading it that I don’t want to wait.

      • yes, i just finished it… it’s a quick read. i liked it more at first than i did in the end. but actually i still quite liked it, on the whole, just that the first half is so promising, and the last third is kind of tying up loose ends, so it treads that dangerous ground of feeling not quite forced, but a bit… contained. you know?

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