Reading Railroad: October’s Reading

Stack of Catherynne M. Valente Books

I’m late posting this because I’ve had a lot of grading to do! (SO MUCH. HELP ME.) I still have a lot of grading, but that’s probably going to be my entire November and at some point I need to stop and talk about books! Because books are more awesome than grading. Always. Despite the … Read moreReading Railroad: October’s Reading

Reading Railroad: August’s Reading

A Bookshelf of Writing Books

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much lately. With 3 jobs, a baby on the way, and wanting to finish up my novel by the end of the year, I’ve had to cut down on my blogging. But I do hope to blog more in the future, and I’ll keep posting … Read moreReading Railroad: August’s Reading

Reading Railroad: June’s Reading

Shelves of fairy tale books.

I only read 5 books in June, wah wah wah. I read 11 in May, so maybe it evens out? I’ll have to do better in July. Novels Mama Day by Gloria Naylor. Published 1989. A really mixed read for me. On the one hand, Naylor writes a wonderful, hilarious character in Mama Day, a … Read moreReading Railroad: June’s Reading

Reading Railroad: April’s Reading

Everything I read in April! 6 books total. Novels The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Published in 2012. A childless couple, Mable and Jack, move to Alaska after a terrible heartache, hoping to make a new life for themselves. On one wintry evening they build a snow child, and the next day a real child … Read moreReading Railroad: April’s Reading

Reading Railroad: March’s Reading

Everything I read in March! 7 books total. Novels Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson. Published in 2000. A Caribbean, carnival, multi-dimensional space travel science fiction novel that deals with abuse, rape, marginalization, colonization, and othering. Seem like a lot? It really is. A young Tan-Tan pretends she’s the Robber Queen — a carnival rogue — … Read moreReading Railroad: March’s Reading

Reading Railroad: January’s Reading

At the beginning of the year, I decided I would cut down on my reading so I could write more. And then I read 10 books in January — oops! Oh well. Professional writers are always saying writers needs to read a lot. 🙂 Novels Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. Published in 2012. Adult … Read moreReading Railroad: January’s Reading

Favorite Short Stories of 2016

This almost seems impossible, but I read around 150 short stories in 2016. It’s my first year keeping track, and I was really surprised by how many I read! I read short stories in a variety of formats: in collections by individual authors; in edited collections with multiple authors; I have a subscription to Uncanny … Read moreFavorite Short Stories of 2016

Reading Railroad: September’s Reading

Everything I read in September. I didn’t finish much this month! Novels The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. To be published in March 2017. Tea discovers she’s a bone witch after raising her brother from the dead, but bone witches are both powerful and feared. Her life won’t be an easy one. While some teens … Read moreReading Railroad: September’s Reading

Reading Railroad: July’s Reading

Everything I read in July.  Novels Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Published in 2009. A pretty darn adorable middle grade novel that’s also illustrated by the author. It would be perfect for reading aloud to 6-10 year olds, but it’s also a lot of fun to read as an adult. It’s … Read moreReading Railroad: July’s Reading

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