reading: The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
I just finished two anthologies. One of a collection of nonfiction, about a variety of subjects, called The New Kings of Nonfiction, edited by Ira Glass. I hear Ira Glass every week on the podcast version of This American Life, which I love, so I asked my sister to bring me back his book (she visited by dad over the Christmasbreak). And while not all the stories interested me as much (if you can’t play poker, a story about a poker championship is less interesting, and I skipped one about a radio talkshow because I didn’t like the writer’s style) almost all of them had the same quality that makes TAL so interesting: some extraordinary found in ordinary people’s lives.
The second anthology I finished was The Worst Years of Your Life, edited by Mark Jude Poirer. Again, not all the stories were my cup of tea, but most writers really captured that teenage angst. And I have a new list of authors I need to check out, such as A.M. Holmes.
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Both of these are really good books you should read one day! (if anyone wants, they can borrow my copy..)