Yeah buddy, I'm literate
Thank you for the shout-out and the lovely words, Luke!
Mexican Gothic was maybe the worst book I've ever read, so bad it was funny. I had to finish it for book club because I always finish the book club book. I was sorry I did.
Into Thin Air was a thousand times better than Into the Wild, I think. It made me judge anyone who wants to climb Everest.
Now I know there's a book about the Slenderman stabbing! I'm from the Milwaukee area and had a 12-year-old when it happened, so I followed it closely. It was so effing sad.
And last, thank you for the Night Swimmers recommendation. I just put it on hold at the library, and I deleted my Twitter accounts last night. Here's to touching grass and reading lots of books!
Great, now I have to add even more to my TBR pile. Thanks a lot. :-) (No, seriously, thanks.)
I haven't quite decided on the best book I've read this year. Ovid's "Metamorphoses" was definitely up there. (First epic I ever read, and it only took me 47 years to get there.) Also way up there: "The Song That Moves the Sun" by Anna Bright, "Imagining Our Neighbors As Ourselves" by Mary McCampbell, "Rembrandt Is in the Wind" by Russ Ramsey, "The Great Passion" by James Runcie, "Trust" by Hernan Diaz.