My reading year so far
2014 is off to a wonderful start (and yes, only having to work one day so far this year has certainly helped!) Yesterday morning I finished the first New Yorker of the year, as well as the first two books of the year (one I started in 2013.) I started a third last night and stayed up far too late reading, and then I woke up and finished it this morning. It's nice to be ahead of my reading pace so far, and I've really enjoyed all of my 2014 reads so far.
Catching my eyes online
I've also been catching up on feedly reading, and these stories caught my eye this week:
- In the fabulous A Year in Reading series at The Millions, Charles Blackstone makes an impassioned plea for Tampa, which was my favorite read of 2013.
- At GalleyCat, there was a story about British jounalist Ann Morgan, who completed her quest to read a book from every country. I love the idea of this challenge, and while I can't imagine fitting in all 196 countries in a single year, I'm contemplating different strategies to accomplish this goal. Morgan's blog helpfully includes a list of reccomendations by country if you want to try this challenge.
Tomorrow is the first day of J-term, where I will once again be teaching a three-credit course in three weeks. It's an intense fourteen days of class (we meet for four hours each weekday), but I'm looking forward to it. I know my reading will lag somewhat, particularly once the grading crunches begin, but last year's experience was my favorite teaching experience ever. I hope this year offers more of the same.
Coming up on the blog this week...a flurry of reviews of new releases!
- a review of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (publishing 1/7/14)
- a review of The Execution by Dick Wolf (publishing 1/7/14)
- a review of Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson (publishing 1/7/14)
- a review of The Bird Skinner by Alice Greenway (publishing 1/7/14)
- another TBD review
I'm off to pick out my next book from the very tempting virtual pile of 2014 releases. Now tell me: what are you reading today?
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