I love words. I love books that string together words in intelligent and lovely ways. I read fiction and nonfiction, but mostly literary nonfiction (and occasionally novels and stories that are just easy and not all that literary.) I like to write about what I read. But I never forget something Sherman Alexie said about a reviewer of one of his books: “I write books. You just read and review them ” (the unspoken truth was: ‘so I am better than you.’ I agree with Sherman.)
So the reviews will be positive. I believe that life is too short to read bad books. So I rarely finish books if I don’t like them. And why would I spend time writing about a book that I hated? I’m not getting paid for it, right?
This year, I’m committed to reading more books about social justice and writing about them here. I’ll post a review each week. If you have ideas of books I should read, please add them in the comments!