Monday, April 18, 2016

What I'm Reading (March-April)

Third installment here of what I am reading. Not just the official book list but all the books I peruse throughout the month.

So that includes what I am reading as I study for my MFA in Writing from Bennington College and the other books that tickle my fancy.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I want to record life exactly as it happens, and in the case of one's reading life, that means taking into account not just the books you read from start to finish but books you skim, books you pick up to read for a few minutes while waiting for something else to happen, stuff you consult in the course of research, books you cadge from the Little Libraries in your neighborhood (does anyone else do this? Atlanta, and especially my neighborhood in Atlanta, is full of these joyous little wooden structures that look like mailboxes or better yet miniatures of the houses behind them) etc.

So here we go for March/early April:.... 30 days in the life of Jeanne reading (books only).

Books read for Bennington coursework:
Viola Di Grado, Hollow Heart
Marie Howe, In the Kingdom of Ordinary Time (poetry)
Muriel Spark, Public Image
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (still reading)
Junot Diaz, Drown

Books read (in parts) for Bennington lecture research:
Giorgio Bassani, Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini
Natalia Ginzburg, Lessico Famigliare

Books read for fun!:
Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin

Ongoing Italian novel consumption:
*Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Bella Mia
*Nadia Terranova, Gli Anni al Contrario

These last two books I've read only in part!

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