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95 Books

Among the 7 Habits of Effective writers is to read a lot.

This ongoing Books Read in 2013 plan is from the Jonathan Ball and Ryan Fitzpatrick 95 books in a year idea. It goes handily with my love of documenting.

I find that I can only taste a book when I’m switching between distinct voices and subjects. My habit is pick away at half a dozen books in parallel. If I’m down to 2 interesting books, I can read neither easily.

So, the year thus far…

  1. Day and Night: Poems by Dorothy Livesay (Oolichan Books, 1944, 2011)
  2. Life in a Medieval City by Frances and Joseph Gies
  3. Still: (to be) Perpetual by Matthew Cooperman (dovetail, 2007)
  4. Cleo & the salamander by Amanda Earl (Le Temps des Cerises, 2012)
  5. Newspaper Blackout by Austin Keon (Harper, 2010)
  6. Memoirs by Evelyn H.C. Johnson (Chiefswood, 2009)
  7. The Wild Braid: A poet reflects on a century in the garden by Stanley Kunitz (Norton, 2005)
  8. English Montreal Poetry of the Seventies, edited by Andre Farkas and Ken Norris (Véhicule Press, 1977)
  9. Methodist Hatchet by Ken Babstock (Anansi, 2011)
  10. Conflict by Christine McNair (BookThug, 2012)
  11. Carry On Dancing by Heather Grace Stewart (Winter Goose Publishing, 2012)
  12. We’ll Always Have Parrots: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews (St. Martins, 2004)
  13. Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind by Daniel Tammet (Hodder & Stoughton, 2006)
  14. Communication is essential: Joanne Kyger: Letters to and From (CUNY Lost and Found Series, 2012)

30 pages here, 10-30 in the other half dozen at each sitting. It also keeps me from trying to absorb too fast.

tbc

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