What I’m reading this weekend

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My Indiespensible box arrived from Powell’s and the book included in this shipment was Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing. I’ve been hearing awesome things about this book and the interview with the author (included in the box, but also available here) had me tearing into this book almost immediately. I read the first 50 pages last night, and I’m fairly certain I’ll finish it this weekend.

Rather than jump right onto my computer after swimming this morning, I decided to read this first volume of Storm while I enjoyed my extra large mug of green tea. This was a very good decision. And I’m glad I already purchased volume two, even though I’ll probably save it for next weekend…

And… I decided to dive back into Slow Bullets after stalling out on it about a quarter of the way in. I’m about half-way now and I think I’m beginning to realize what’s bugging me about this novella… it’s written in a very detached, unemotional style, even though the narrative is first person POV. The result is that I’m just not connecting with the character or the stakes. But, it’s a short, fast read, and I usually love Alastair Reynold’s books, so I’m determined to finish it.

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