I’m home! If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen me around lately, it’s because I’ve been in Kentucky at my grad school residency for the past two weeks. This was my second-to-last residency, and it was definitely the toughest one I’ve done so far. I led a discussion about post-postmodernist short fiction, which was nerve-wracking, but I think it went well. Then I participated in a full book workshop. This workshop was intense. I had to read, edit, and remember everything in this giant stack of paper. The paper stack weighed 16 pounds. I put it on the scale before I stuffed it in my carry-on suitcase.
Basically, May was crazy. I’m so exhausted that I’m going cross-eyed as I type this wrap-up. I also have a weird post-residency depression thing going on because residencies always make me realize how much work I have to do and how little time I have to do it. So, I’m slowly easing my way back in to blogging.
Books I Read
In addition to the paper mountain above, I read 9 books.
The Boy Who Dared – Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Stuck in Neutral – Terry Trueman
The Lover – Marguerite Duras
This Side of Providence – Rachel M. Harper
Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir – Michael White
Reality Boy – A.S. King
I also made some progress on my reading challenges. Click here to see how I’m doing.
Best Books Of May
I definitely had some strong opinions about May’s reading. I’m still working on getting reviews posted, but these were my favorites:
1. This Side of Providence – Rachel M. Harper
3. Stuck in Neutral – Terry Trueman
I guess you guys really like reading about this series.
Tentative June TBR
Here are a few of the books I plan on reading in June. Let me know if you’ve read any of them.
Charm & Strange – Stephanie Kuehn
The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin
The Stepford Wives – Ira Levin
All The Things
All The Things (AKA my TBR pile) = 31 books.
I’m currently reading The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.
I hope you had a great May!