Readerly Rambles: Bout of Books 24 edition

I’m super enjoying my new found reading mojo and I thought I’d participate in Bout of Books 24 to continue prioritizing my reading time. My goal for this week is to push myself to read for 2 hours a day. That seems like a doable goal, but one that gives me a little bit of a challenge.

So how has my reading year gone thus far?

What I Read: My first book of the year was Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale and I’m so pleased my first read of the year was such a winner.

What I’m Reading: I started reading the first volume of the letters of Sylvia Plath. I read the introduction and the timeline and this week I’ll start in on the actual letters. I also started re-reading Maggie Nelson’s Bluets because I had a random 1 a.m. need to read something by Nelson. I started an NYRB book yesterday, Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse. It is endlessly fascinating. Check out this segment about Henry James, Sr. (that’s pa to Alice James):

I don’t want to hear anymore complaining about “the kids these days.”

What’s up next: After I finish up the Alice James this week I plan on digging into Barbara Pym’s Some Tame Gazelle for a Barbara Pym  Facebook group read. 

Happy Reading, y’all!


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