Nadia’s Books


Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving!  And freedom from culinary serfdom for me at least until next year.  I’ve finally been unchained from the stove and can turn my attention to books again (hooray!)  I live in Rochester, NY, am originally from NYC, and I participated in the same online poetry course as  Alison.  Both my kids are in college, so I have a lot more time to spend reading and thinking instead of driving to piano lessons, ballet, school plays…all those events I actually miss dearly.  I’m really excited to participate and read with all of you during these dark winter days, and although I’ve been having trouble deciding which books to read, I’d better just commit before I change my mind again!

like family- by Paolo Giordano (I won this in a book raffle, so I’d better read it!)

Between The World And Me- by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Bad Monkey- by Carl Hiassen (this came to me in the book swap)

Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness- by Rebecca Solnit

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- by Rebecca Skloot (this is for my assigned genre, non-fiction science)

The Woman Upstairs- by Claire Messud

Consider the Fork- by Bee Wilson

I’m also going to try squeezing in finishing City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (300 pages to go out of 900+, was unable to finish it despite two coast-to-coast flights, 14 hours of uninterrupted reading time), and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.  Oh, and Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova, and 10:04 by Ben Lerner, and…..and…….and…….I’d better stop now before I write myself into an impossible corner here and the reading challenge becomes totally un-doable!

3 comments on “Nadia’s Books”

  1. I forgot to add that I’ll also be taking part in the Midwinter Day reading on the winter solstice–I’ve done this twice now, and I am always surprised by how much more there is to discover in Bernadette Mayer’s epic poem.


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