Baro Shalizi: I just read Overstory and am now reading Destiny Disrupted.
Cheryl Marita: Finished listening to “where the crawdads sing” wonderful, lush story. Now reading memoir “Just Kids” by Patti Smith.
Sarah Sarai : Just finished Martha Collins’ new collection Because What Else Could I Do: Poems; and Sonia Sanchez’s Does Your House Have Lions? Both amazing. Both on loss. Vicki Holmsten: Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. I am maybe even more terrified by it than when I first read Handmaid’s Tale 30+ years ago, because it now seems we are even closer to becoming her fictional Gilead. Atwood is a master storyteller. Hard to put this one down once you’ve entered into the narrative.
Paul Bustamante: “The Fiends in the Furrows: an Anthology of Folk Horror” and “Writing Fantasy Heroes.” Oh, and rereading David Gemmell’s “Drenai Series” for inspiration.
Karla Linn Merrifield: I’m reading Jim Ray Daniels ‘ book of short stories, The Perp Walk. I’m a great fan of both his poetry and prose.
Susan Nalder: couple of non-fiction wowsers: David Treuer’s THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE; and Tamim Ansary’s THE INVENTION OF YESTERDAY (the latter, how stories & narrative are the true engine of history).
Susannah Page: Just finished 9th Street Women, about Lee Krasner, Grace Harriman, Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler
AJ Schuman: I’m reading “What Language Do I Dream In?”, by Elena Lappin. It’s a memoir of her life’s interactions with Russian, Czech, German, French, Hebrew, and English. A meditation on language and how it shapes thought.
Rod Scott: “On Trails” by Robert Moor. It’s an exploration of how trails affect everyone from the ant, to the Appalachian Trail thru hiker. It’s a fascinating read.
L.j. Mulry: Next up is Hampton Sides’ Blood & Thunder; just finished Momaday’s House Made of Dawn.
Lucy Moore: There, There — amazing fiction about urban Indians in Bay Area