I’m actually pretty impressed with the reading I did this month since gears have started to shift a bit around here. I’m coming to a close with the classes I teach online, but we’re moving into testing season and have about a month of face-to-face sessions ahead of us. I’m also finishing up observations and post-test data on one research project while being introduced to a new one, which is what I’ll be working on while I’m in school. And speaking of school, I’m taking a prerequisite statistics course online, so time is a little more limited.
The Girls by Emma Cline
The North Water by Ian McGuire
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Revelli
The Gunning of America by Pamela Haag
Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe
Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter
Best Book of the Month
I just barely fit it in by finishing yesterday morning, but Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter is the best book I’ve read all year.
It’s been nothing but Beyoncé’s Lemonade since it came out. Even Hamilton took a bit of a back seat. I can’t abandon my podcasts, though, and really love Note to Self’s Magnificent List of 111 Female-Hosted Podcasts.
Have I mentioned that I’m done rewatching Mad Men? Maybe once or eleven times? It’s heartbreaking and nothing is filling that Peggy Olson-sized hole in my heart. My husband and I did do a quick run through The People v. O.J. Simpson, which ended up being so much better than I expected. Now we’re still following along with Game of Thrones, though it’s lost a bit of its spark for me, so it just feels like a slow wait for the return of Mr. Robot.
Looking Forward To
BEA is so close! I feel like I haven’t quite realized how soon it is, but I’m more excited than anything. When I went two years ago I tried to do meticulous planning and most of that fell apart when I hit the chaos. I still have my eye on what publishers are bringing to the show, but I’m much more interested in just being there and seeing people without the worry of scheduled times.
A few weeks after I get home from Chicago, my family is coming down from Michigan, so there’s even more to look forward to in May!
How was your reading in April?