Well, we’re off to quite a start this year, aren’t we? This is a literary newsletter and, unless you’re terribly confused, you didn’t come here for politics.
But some things are hard to ignore, such as what transpired on Wednesday, especially since the husband and I live a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. We listened to sirens, occasional bangs, and, at one point, wondered whether we should flee.
Turns out, no need for us to run for the hills. And now I’m checking things off my bucket list I never meant to include, such as “Witness a coup attempt” and “Be within a few blocks of a stash of Molotov cocktails.”
In happier news, here’s a four-year-old who’s read 2,000 books. (Between you and me, though, I don’t think War and Peace was one of them.)
Stay safe, try not to overthrow our government, and thanks for reading,
P.S. Writer Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on Jan. 3 from cancer. Essence published a list of their ten favorite Dickey books. Together, Dickey’s 29 books sold more than 7 million copies.
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2021 Book Lists
Books to Look Out for in 2021 (The Irish Times)
21 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021 (Essence)
2021 Books: What to Look Forward to This Year (The Guardian)
46 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021 (Vulture)
2020 Book Lists
My Favorite Fiction and NonFiction Books of 2020 (Hopewell’s Public Library of Life)
New Book Lists
5 New Books to Read in January (AV Club)
Best of the Rest
5 Beautiful Books About Homes, Gardens, Plants and Pets (The Mercury News)
These Poetry Books Will Entertain and Inspire (The Philadelphia Tribune)
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