Besides watching films, I read and I write. I even do arithmetic sometimes.
What am I reading? In addition to my usual randomly directed reading list, I followed some suggestions from “Fifty of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World” in Poets and Writers mag’s Jan/Feb 2010 issue. I finished Reynolds Price’s The Good Priest’s Son, an excellent read. I put aside Haruki Murakami’s Kafka On the Shore, a story about a teenage boy interspersed with elements of fantasy, when I reached a part that had some graphic animal cruelty. I don’t think I’ll go back to it.
Aside from those, I recently finished The Sonderberg Case, by Elie Wiesel (the Nobel Prize-winning author of Night), Steve Martin’s The Pleasure of My Company, and Armageddon In Retrospect, a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s writings put together by his son Mark Vonnegut. And I just finished listening to Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
As for my writing, I’m seeking representation for (or publication of) my humorous novel, Off the Block, and have started on a prequel to it. I have another finished novel that was put aside and has recently been brought back into the light of day. I also work on the occasional short story.
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