Inspired by Meredith and Teri, I have only been able to muster up a book spread– not a list, nor a pile. Finishing Meridian was difficult for my tired eyes and mind, and after tallying up the pages I’ve already turned in our winter reading session, embracing winter reading might be an understatement. I’ve read 1,672 pages since I started early while traveling over the holidays. The books above– Player Piano and Legends of Jewish Krakow — both came to me from a used book store in Krakow. My friend Francis’s book, The Combat Veteran & PTSD was with me on my travels but was only carried around and flipped through. The Marianne More Complete Poems has been looking at me from my poetry shelf and I always like to have a little poetry on hand. These reading sessions encourage me to read poetry collections from cover to cover.
Who knows what books I will discover in the next weeks that may disrupt this smear of literature, but for now, it’s satisfying to see them lined up and organized.