Sunday, February 13, 2022

Reader’s Block

 Let’s skip over the fact that I’ve failed to blog for nearly two years. Lots has happened! I started grad school. Switched to a very, very cool program. (I’m working on my MFA in Creative Writing at Stonecoast and am currently studying epistolary fiction and non-traditional novel forms.)

I’m currently 14 books into my 2022 reading year, and it’s going great so far. But my phone (Reddit) has been a huge distraction to prolonged focus. This issue started in the early days of the pandemic and hasn’t lessened. I have to choose my books carefully, and if I reach too hard for a “should read” book, I play game after game on my phone instead. (See, for example, <i>An American Marriage </i>. It’s good! But I know the read is going to hurt, which makes it hard for me to keep going.) 

Apparently, David Markson wrote a novel called </i> Reader’s Block</i>. I haven’t read it. But that title! Resonance. I’m adding the book to my thesis reading list for next semester.