Reading List #9 — The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Hello again, dear Readers. Once again I am back with another installment of What is Liz Reading This Week? starring, well, me. After putting down the heavy weight of Go Tell it on the Mountain, Aimee Bender’s short story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt was a breath of air – but not necessarilyContinue reading “Reading List #9 — The Girl in the Flammable Skirt”

Reading List #8 — Go Tell it on the Mountain

The past couple of weeks I visited family in good ole West Virginia, and I read two books and just under half of another. The posts that follow are what I read while I was there. Maybe James Baldwin’s well-known religious-themed Go Tell it on the Mountain was appropriate fare for my trip. This textContinue reading “Reading List #8 — Go Tell it on the Mountain”

Reading List # 7 — Cat’s Cradle

Recently I read Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and I have to say that I am surprised that this is my first time reading it. I should have discovered Vonnegut ages ago. I should have read his whole body of work by now. In short, I love it and I’m glad to be reading it. SomeContinue reading “Reading List # 7 — Cat’s Cradle”

Reading List #6 — The Remains of the Day

Here are my notes on The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. I recently did a presentation project about The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which is on my reading list — two birds with one stone and all that. This novel is a heavily internal narrative centered on an English butler named Stevens, anContinue reading “Reading List #6 — The Remains of the Day”

Reading List #3 — Plainsong

Yes, yes, here it is, the elusive #3. I decided to not be lazy (ironic, considering I feel like poop) and finish this entry. This week, I read Plainsong by Kent Haruf. This book is about a group of characters in the town of Holt, Colorado. In a seemingly simple, episodic narrative, we learn all about thisContinue reading “Reading List #3 — Plainsong”

Reading List #4 — Jesus’ Son

If you’re confused that this is #4 and not #3, good on you for paying attention. I have #3 drafted, but I never seem to have the book around to grab quotes out of, so it will sit there for at least another day until I can stop being lazy and find the book. (IContinue reading “Reading List #4 — Jesus’ Son”

Reading List #1 — DUNE

All right. The semester is over (has been for a while, actually) and I survived. Now it’s time to get reading. Thus begins studying in earnest to acquire my degree. Are you, avid Readers, ready? Because I’m not. Here we go anyway. The first book I’m focusing on from my reading list is one thatContinue reading “Reading List #1 — DUNE”

Time to Start Reading for My Thesis, a lesson in stress (mis)management

*Jaws Music* Dun dun dun dun  . . . Time to start reading. I’ve been working steadily on the first draft of my novel over the past few months and have knocked out a substantial chunk — I made it to 63k this week, which is a monstrous number of words if you ask me.Continue reading “Time to Start Reading for My Thesis, a lesson in stress (mis)management”