Monday, September 12, 2016

Book Readin'

I usually feel an aching need to write sometimes. It burns within me and I must get words down on paper. I can't stop thinking of the stories in my head.

Today, though, I feel an aching need to read. My stories in my head aren't enough. I need the stories of others. I need my mind to expand further than that it currently contains. I need books. I need to see other people's words. Challenge myself intellectually.
So, what am I reading? The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, theCIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn and Petra CouvĂ©e. This is one of the two book club books for The Last Word Bookstore’s book club. The other, is Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. I haven't read it yet, but I really hope to before the meeting at the end of the month. It's pretty a dense read, so the non-fiction gets hit up first. I'm a bit behind in my reading because I've been working steadily on the publication of both Panther City Review and my little book, Classroom Management for the Real World, but the Prologue has me sucked in already.

Of course, I did have to stop and write about that, but I am so ready to be a reader this week. Off to my books!