Sunday Salon, 6/21

Reading

Finished An Unexplained Death by Mikita Brottman. I intended to review it on Friday, but honestly, I’m still developing my taste in crime fiction. There were aspects of the author’s tone that often bothered me, but I don’t entirely know how I want to analyze that yet.

I decided this week that I needed a break from classical weird literature. I need to chew on the concepts being presented in the lectures I’ve been following. I’ll get back to The King in Yellow and the rest after a while.

The Changeling

I also wanted to read something by a POC author. I’m a little tired of dead, white dudes (with the occasional dead, white dudette). The advantage of diversity in literature is, well, diversity. Why wouldn’t I want to read stories by authors who have experiences different from my own? (Especially since I’m a particularly well-represented group as far as “canon” is concerned.) So, this week: The Changeling by Victor LaValle.

Watching

*queue Katherine bemoaning lack of sports in her life*

Other Stuff

Steam had a sale on Elder Scrolls titles, so I’m playing Morrowind. It’s not too shabby looking for an 18 year-old game.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 6/21

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I don’t know how sports fans are surviving. My poor sons are deeply missing their teams.

    I like how you are stepping over into some new ground. I wish the 1001 Children’s Book list I’m working on had more diversity. I do love seeing stories from other parts of the world, something the compiler did attempt to do. But I think more could be done.

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  2. Becki

    I’m not familiar with any of those books. I’m not sure how diverse my reading list is. Since most of what I read is for review, it’s just pitched to me or the blog I write for, and I take it or leave it based on the summary. I should start checking that and make sure to help promote minority authors who may need more representation. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Katherine Nabity Post author

      In general, I’ll always be a proponent of reading what you enjoy and worry about whether it fits a profile later. I read very few newer books, even though I’ve dabbled in reviewing ARCs. Right now, I needed a change-up!

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