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9 Books I Can’t Wait to Read

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My name is Andrea and I’m a bookaholic. I have between one and two hundred books in this house waiting to be read, and I try very hard to restrain myself from buying more until I finish reading at least some, but somehow I accidentally acquire more and more. I usually have five books in progress at any given time.

I have several TBR (to be read) piles in the hall closet. I keep opening the closet and peeking at them, because I just can’t wait to start these:

  • The Library of Afro Curiosities: 100-Word Stories by Ran Walker. I recently wrote three flash fiction stories for a contest, and discovered that I like the form. I read that Ran Walker is a master.
  • Rezzies Revolt by Carlos and Crystal Acosta. This is the first book in the GeriAntics series by a husband and wife team who are members of a critique group I recently joined. It’s about the residents of an active independent living community of senior citizens and their adventures. I’ve read snippets of book three (their current manuscript in the works) and it’s hilarious.
  • Something to Live Up To: Selected Poems by Benny Andersen, translated by Michael Goldman. I recently read a wonderful article about Michael Goldman and his work, particularly with the Danish national treasure, Benny Andersen.
  • Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich. The Stephanie Plum series is my guilty pleasure. I’ve read the twenty-eight previous volumes.
  • Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura. I love Fujimura’s young adult novels. This one is an ice-skating romance.
  • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. I’ve read three others of her novels and loved them all. This one is about a colonist on the moon.
  • The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham. I’ve read almost everything he’s written, and I’ve loved almost of all them.
  • Carravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon. A biography of the great and tragic late-Renaissance painter.
  • Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life by Twyla Tharp. The dancer and choreography explains how and why movement is a huge part of aging well.

Don’t these books sound fabulous? And I know there are many more in my collection that will also enrapture me. So many books, so little time!

Now it’s your turn. What’s in your TBR pile? Share in the comments below.

Creative Juice #319

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Creative Juice #319

The Thanksgiving weekend edition. I’m thankful for all the creative artists who inspire us.

Creative Juice #313

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Creative Juice #313

Your weekend reading:

Creative Juice #312

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Creative Juice #312

Interesting articles to read this weekend.

Creative Juice #305

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Creative Juice #305

Wonderful articles to enjoy this weekend.

  1. These designs should win awards.
  2. Breathtaking horse photographs.
  3. Practice to grow as a writer.
  4. Photographs of geographic formations and natural disasters. The top photo is the beginning of the slideshow.
  5. Thoughts on a scrappy Christmas (or not) quilt.
  6. The discovery of a previously unknown self-portrait by van Gogh.
  7. Creating new creatures by collage.
  8. Multi-media artist Judi Kauffman.
  9. Children’s book illustrator Katie Mazeika.
  10. Thoughts on religious art and on Carracci’s The Lamentationin particular.
  11. I could vacation here.
  12. Parenting book recommendations.

Creative Juice #304

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Creative Juice #304

Lots of artistic things in this week’s offerings.

Creative Juice #303

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Creative Juice #303

Heavy on quilt articles this week. And other stuff too.

Creative Juice #302

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Creative Juice #302

Five of these articles are about quilts or quilting or photographing quilts. But there are also blogging tips, a summer reading list, and other interesting stuff.

Creative Juice #301

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Creative Juice #301

Neat things to see this weekend! Happy Fourth, everyone!

Creative Juice # 299

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Creative Juice # 299

Read and muse this weekend.