What I'm Reading


By: Neil Gaiman

I already read American Gods and I'm looking to further my exploration of Neil Gaiman's work. This apparently started out as a short-lived television show which Gaiman turned into a novel.

An Acceptable Time

By: Madeleine L'Engle

The fifth and  final book in the Time series.

The Kiss

By: Kathryn Harrison

I'm familiarizing myself with the work of some of the faculty who teach at CUNY. This memoir focuses on some very complicated family relationships.

Dead Letters

By: Caite Dolan-Leach

One of my Book of the Month selections. I picked it because the premise of two identical twin sisters dealing with a dysfunctional family and upbringing in such radically different ways seemed fascinating. Doesn't hurt that it's set around the Finger Lakes, which is where I went to college.

What I've Read

A Wrinkle in Time

By: Madeleine L'Engle

When I was a kid, I read all of the Time series. It includes A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. I think I had a much greater affinity then for young adult series like this, including The Chronicles of Narnia and The Dark is Rising. When I learned there's a movie in the works, I decided to reacquaint myself. If you're a Mallory Ortberg fan, this is relevant to your (and my) interests.

Many Waters

By: Madeleine L'Engle

Book 4 of the Time series.

A Wind in the Door

By: Madeleine L'Engle

How can you sing with the stars?

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

By: Madeleine L'Engle

It's been enough years (probably close to 20) since I first read this book for me to forget how gorgeous and stunning a universe Madeleine L'Engle created in this series. The fantasy aspects of it - cosmic landscapes and time travel - are beautiful. Maybe even more striking, though, is the humanity she evokes with her writing as the main characters weave through time and space.