I hit a bit of a reading slump in recent weeks, which left me scrambling to meet some review deadlines in a way that made reading some very excellent books very... not excellent. Luckily, my last two selections--The Fishermen, by Chigozie Obioma (on sale April 14th), and Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie--seem to have broken my ho-hum streak. I can't recommend either enough, and am not sure I can find the words to do either justice. So. Read those.
In an effort not to fall behind on galleys again, I'm moving ahead to May books already. Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Out is either a complement to or foil of (I'm not sure yet) works like Lean In, focusing on the (large) portion of women in the workforce who are not given the opportunity to decide to lean in or opt out, but are required to work in order to make ends meet. I'm excited about the promise of a different side to these arguments. I'm also hoping to pick up The Listener, by Rachel Basch (out last week) and/or That's Not English, by Erin Moore (on sale March 24th).
On the audio front, I'm listening to the tail end of James McBride's Song Yet Sung this week, and will probably move to Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin next.
I'm also working on some blog tweaks and adjustments this week for Bloggiesta. Who else is participating? And, of course, I want to know: