As the end of the year approaches, I’m trying to wrap up Outline by Rachel Cusk – a story about a creative writing teacher. This year’s National Book Award winner, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, awaits after that, along with Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I do hope to finish them all before next week, but I know it’s a tall order. My own story is on hold… my poor characters, supposedly in suspension, are poking and prodding me in my sleep and at all other times demanding I return to my desk to finish telling their tales. Unfortunately, I’ve found it easier to read other books (and my accompanying Overdrive copies from the library) than to concentrate on my own during this Christmas season. However, I have no choice but to return to them. I want to, so I will.
Even as I seek out writing time, my to-be-read list gets longer by the day. Last week, my son warmed my heart during a search within Barnes & Noble – “Who’s your favorite author?” I knew where he was… it’s the perfect go-to place for me when you don’t know what to get me (my mom knows too – that annual B&N gift card always makes my day). I couldn’t answer – it was such a broad question, so I texted back the suggestion of one of the books at the top of my to-be-read pile. Hopefully, he found it. I’ll let you know.
What are you finishing up from your reading pile this year??? Do share.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy Reading!!!
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