In the Queue


I got unstuck again, so things have picked back up. (This is a constant struggle for me, you may have begun to notice.) I’m in the middle of The Bedlam Stacks and plan to read the following four books before I allow myself to bring anything new home!

And on audio:

After this, I’m making a point of trying to slow down again. That was supposed to be the rule this year—zero outside pressure to my reading, including from taking home too many library books with due dates—and, as usual, I got slightly off track from that. I’m back on now, and looking forward to reading exactly what I want to read for the rest of the year.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jan Hicks says:

    I LOVE Wise Blood. It is one of the funniest, weirdest books I’ve read. Flannery is the queen of Southern Gothic for me. I have both the short story collections and her second novel, all brilliant, and this is one of the things I love the internet for.

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    1. Gwen says:

      I remember you telling me about Wise Blood, and it’s been on my list since then. Another good friend actually said the same thing recently, and between the two of you I’ve decided I need to get around to it sooner rather than later. 🙂

      This is embarrassing but I’ve been aware of that recording since it was posted, I think—I used to read Open Culture every day—and I still haven’t listened to it. I’ve actually been wanting to reread A Good Man is Hard to Find, though, so this would be a spectacular way to do it.

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    2. Gwen says:

      I finally listened to this! It is so good. The poor quality of the recording was maddening, because I kept trying to turn up the volume but it only turned up the interference as well. 🙂 I can’t believe how suspenseful that story still is, even though I’ve read it before, and even—or maybe especially—in that genteel voice of hers.


  2. svetasbooks says:

    Let me know how a true novel-Minae Mizumura is. She had a new one come out, inheritance from mother…

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    1. Gwen says:

      I just finished volume one and am about to start volume two. I can’t say what I think about it yet because the story is . . . Well, in a way, it’s a story within a story within a story. So the first story is 3/4 of the way through, the second story is halfway, and the third story (which is the actual story, the one the book is all about) has just begun. I’m definitely enjoying it and interested to see how it plays out.


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