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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
Beyond the University Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S Roth
First Love, Last Rites
Ian McEwan
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Unofficial Start to My Summer Reading Season

Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxane Gay

Officially, my summer reading season is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. I haven't yet published my summer reading list (look for it within the week). But today is the unofficial start to my summer reading season. 


On summer weekends, you usually can find me at my parents' RV in northern Minnesota. I leave the poor fish alone (although if another fisherperson offers me the bounty of his or her catch, I won't say no). I sunburn easily. Jet skis are just obnoxious noise pollution. Can't stand smelling like a campfire. What do I like? Reading outdoors on the deck or lakeside, sneaking peeks at the birds - from tiny hummingbirds to waterbirds like loons and wood ducks - between pages. 


Our resort's season is May to September, and it's my first weekend here. I usually can finish a book in a weekend. Sometimes I knock out a whole book on Saturday and can read a bit more of another on Sunday morning (there's strategy here in choosing the Sunday book, but I'll spare you that today).


So I'm off to read today's book: "Bad Feminist" by Roxane Gay. I've been wanting to read it since it came out. All of the copies were checked out of my libraries when she visited our university in March. But a friend loaned me the book later, and I've been saving it for today (Thanks, Laura). :)