Shelfie Check – November

As evidenced by the barest of budges in this photo, I spent too much time playing Breath of the Wild in October. Plus, I do the short story reads for The 300 Story Project twice a week, so that takes up reading space and time. My lack of progress is all for a good cause! I have excuses! But, I did get some reads done…

  1. Babel-17 by Samuel Delany. I came to this book through Sandstone’s Patreon. She’s doing this very cool read & response with her LitCrit from Another Planet posts. This book fit nicely with the theme of language happening with November’s story prompts. ⭐⭐
  2. Twisted Beyond Recognition: Delightfully Twisted Tales Box Set by Nicky Draden, on my Kindle. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. I’m at the last chapter where you assess yourself and journal. This book is a fan of flags where I’ve marked all the ideas I want to chew on and revisit. This just isn’t the kind of book you read once and forget. Or read fast. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Wild Milk by Sabrina Orah Mark, and it was fabulous. Surreal and strange and sharp. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. Finished this quarter’s American Poetry Review. This time around the theme seemed to be speculative which was a real treat. I also was absorbed and thrilled by the essay about language by Todd Fredson. Much to think about. ⭐⭐⭐

I’m almost done the massive short story collection from Tor, but not done, so I didn’t count it. See how close my bookmark is to the end?

The Fragnemt collection will be a very slow read, as I’m using it as a bedtime read & response for brainstorming. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is this month’s re-read; I woke up craving Dillard’s lens. The Bird King is one I started a few months ago, but put down as I wasn’t feeling it. I’m picking it back up as my fantasy read for this month. Not pictured are my e-books – I’ve got Suzanne Thackston’s Dark Horses started, plus I’m still listening to Herodotus at night on Audible.

What’s on your shelf?

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