Anyway, I have very recently become a person who reads more than one book at a time. This is very very recent and I'm still kind of uncomfortable with it, but it's also kind of nice. Especially when weird parallels between books come up. That shit's magical. And I've been trying to make ebook reading a regular thing in my life. I mean I guess I've been trying for a while, but now it's actually happening.
Books I Just Finished:
Books I'm Reading:
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides: I started reading this book about an intersex man with a read-a-long on Unputdownables. At first I really didn't like it and I was kind of bitter about it. I wasn't interested in the grandparents' stories and the parents' stories. For some reason stories about the 1920's just do not interest me, I don't know why. Those parts go on for maybe 300 pages. I just wanted to read about the intersex character's life, let's be real. But it finally got to that part! And I'm finally getting interested! (The interest actually started during the Detroit race riots part, but close enough). The read-a-long is kind of not happening anymore, so I'm wondering if I should just finish it on my own. I think I have 100 pages left.
Books I Want to Read Next:
Also: Anything by Lydia Davis, please?? I had no idea who she was until my boss gave me an article about her in the New Yorker. He knows that I like short fiction and she sounds absolutely perfect in how she does hers. Fragments and focuses on mundane things that are actually really heavy. Kind of alt-lit-y, if she were a 20-something. Here are some of her stories. I need this in my life.
I'm surprised I wrote so much. That's all I have to say for now. Have you read any of these books? How many books do you read at a time?