So, my first grown-up book of 2019 was Nomad of the Emirates by E.B. Dawson (I mentioned this in a previous post). This book was fantastic, and reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, which I read last year at the recommendation of author Thomas Fenske. As in The Left Hand of … Continue reading Short Stories and Sci-fi – Stepping out of my comfort zone (and a book review!)
Actually, I'm one book ahead! I set a goal for 20 books this year, which was fewer than what I hoped to read but which I thought was actually attainable. BUT, we're less than halfway through the year and I've already read 21, which I'm super excited about. My list of things to read is … Continue reading I’ve reached my Goodreads Challenge reading goal for the year!
"Language used as a means to get power or make money goes wrong: it lies. Language used as an end in itself, to sing a poem or tell a story, goes right, goes towards the truth." - Ursula K. Le Guin, quoted in Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia … Continue reading Stories Speak Truth, or Why I Read