My last stretch of comments on books was really, really long. 5,400-odd words long, if I recall right. So I’m going to try for shorter and pithier this time. Should be easier, since I read less than I’d hoped I would, but even so… shorter. Pithier.
Also: I have been feeling like I have been reading too few books by women, so I did something about it. At least on the fiction side I achieved parity—three female authors and three male ones—but I’m not so concerned about the nonfiction/research books, since you don’t get to choose who writes research books pertinent to your work in progress. Still, I’ve read less than I’d hoped.
I guess I read less this summer than I’d hoped, but, well… it’s been busy. On top of the two intensive courses I taught from mid June to mid-July, I also got my Korean driver’s license (an experience that definitely deserves a post) and some other stuff happened too… it was hectic, a bit stressful, and then there’s all the baby-prep stuff on top of that. Not that it was a bad summer overall, necessarily… but it wasn’t a great summer for reading.
But here’s what I did get around to reading…