February 17, 2023

Friday Reads 2/17/23

Book slump edition.

Can't read

I haven't read anything in at least 2 days. And then it was a magazine. Which is fine. It's still reading. But I want to read all my books. Until its time to actually pick one up and open it.

Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna - I've read 90 pages of this graphic novel. Considering that it's about the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and the author's family trying to survive and escape, it's pretty heavy reading. I have to be in the right frame of mind, and a reading slump is not the right frame of mind.

Book Girl

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures & Transforming Power  of a Reading Life by Sarah Clarkson - I consulted my 50 in 50 list to see if there was something there I thought might give me a jump start. I chose this one. Surely a book about reading books would get me in the mood to read? But it was already after 10:00 and I had to be up for work the next day, so I just put it on my nightstand.

Hill We Climb

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman - Maybe a short book? This one only has 32 pages. and I would like to read the poem read at the 2021 inauguration before this presidency is over.

Crescent City

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas - Maybe I should go the opposite way and try to fall into a long, involved fantasy novel.

White Trash

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg - Or maybe I should go with nonfiction. This one is just about right in the middle of the spread in terms of page count.

Do you have any ideas?