SnapDragon speaks on her recent reads.
A short critique of a few different books. (Cut Snap a break; she’s a new mom.)
Review 9 (ish). Written by SnapDragon X.
All right! It’s 2020, and that means it’s another year for Book-of-the-Month, yo.
Except, I missed January.
As you may know, I’m a new mom and have therefore been a bit distracted from my blogging pursuits.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, or thinking about my self-made commitments to post.
So, delayed as it is, this first Book-of-the-Month entry of 2020 is actually a small collection of my reading remnants. ‘Cause my days are fragmented, and finishing one book at a time seems to be a thing of the past. (For now, at least.)
And, for brevity’s sake, my reviews will consist of three sentences or less.
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Here’s what’s on my nightstand (and in my diaper bag):
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor, 2018)
I started the tradition of reading these each year, beginning with the 2015 edition. (As you can see, I fell behind last year.) Anyway, they are always filled with deliciously unique fiction.
The Sh!t No One Tells You (Dawn Dais, 2013)
What a fun read for a new mom! It’s the perfect mix of silliness and insight.
What to Expect The First Year (Heidi Murkoff, 2014)
This is a much better use of my time than What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The month-by-month chapters and Q & A setup makes this a must-have manual.
A Light in the Attic (Shel Silverstein, 1981)
I love reading this to my son. His works are jubilant. May we all take a moment to enjoy his brilliance.
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And there we have it!
What are you reading, Dear Reader?
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SnapDragon is an avid reader who does not apologize for not reading crap.
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