What I am reading…

I’ve always been a readers. In elementary school, I use to delight when they would have contests where you could win prizes by reading books.  I would race to the bookshelves at our house or the school library to find more books to read.  I remember there was one teacher who didn’t believe that I had read three books in one night.  Momma had to intervene on my behalf. After that I had to have a parent sign off after questioning me about the books. I don’t remember what I won, but it didn’t matter I was being rewarded for doing something I love.

 Books have always been my windows to the world as well as my escape from the world.

Here’s a little peek into what I am reading.  If you have a suggestion, please feel free to leave it below.

Currently Reading – Updated 01/02/2021

Come Hell or High Water – Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Stories by Kathleen Collins – This book came to me via the Strand subscription box.

Spellbinder by Melanie Rawn –  A spellbinding tale given to me by my fairy godfather.

The Sing of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller – Another audio book that makes it difficult to stop listening.

For more about what I am reading or have read, please check out my Goodreads profile.


6 thoughts on “What I am reading…

  1. One book I’ve read recently has stayed with me quite vividly, and I’m not really even sure why. It spoke to something in my psyche that must be long buried. It’s “The Land Of Women” by Regina McBride. “Emily White, The New York Times Book Review, writes “Regina McBride writes in a shimmering and hypnotic prose style.” Amazon has it on Kindle; believe it or not I picked up my copy at Goodwill for practically nothing. If you like strong women and their journeys to self-discovery, this should be a good read for you! I would happily mail you my copy, but unfortunately I gave it to my son’s girlfriend a few weeks ago. Hope you can find it locally. Best…Jo


  2. Not sure if you’re a big Salmon Rushdie fan, but I recently read both “Shalimar the Clown” and the “Enchantress of Florence” and they we truly engrossing texts (and works, I suspect, that will reward close examination). Another great book that I enjoyed last year (especially for its over geekiness at times and its setting) was Junot Diaz’s “the Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Wao”–very Marquez-ian at times (in the family flashbacks), but also quite original of a character (perhaps sharing kinship with Kennedy’s Ignatius J. Reily)


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