Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bout of Books, Day 2 and Wordless Wednesday, August 23

Yesterday I started, and nearly finished Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut, a short novel about E.M. Forster. It's just beautiful! and so poignant! and bittersweet! and sad! and talks about exoticization (this is a word, right?) of people of color and repressed homosexual impulses and writing and travel and moms and ... basically, it's working for me and has lured me away from my other current reads which is ... good?

My Wordless Wednesday offering is today's Bout of Books challenge: book spine rainbow!

My rainbow is less rainbow-y than it should be, I realize, but it was the best I could do between making dinner, getting toddler to bed, and, obviously, reading! (It's very blue-y which I vaguely recall reading somewhere is the most used color for book covers, maybe because it's a popular color? or something...? Any book cover/design nerds care to weigh in?)


  1. Yayyyyy for books almost finished in a day! I finished Bobcat and Other Stories, and now I'm on to The Hate U Give.

  2. I'm, like, person 578 on 19 copies at the library, but someday I'll read it!

  3. Nice rainbow!
    Just added Arctic Summer to my tbr. Sigh.....

  4. Awesome that you finished almost a whole book! I wish that were the case for me. Happy reading!

  5. Great job! And one of these days I'm going to join in a Bout of Books