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A Bookseller's Blotter


no time to spareMy short attention span…

Lately, I find myself flitting from one book to another, reading a chapter and then listening to an audiobook for a while. I don’t know if I am distracted by the news or affected by the weather and lack of sunlight. 

So I decided to go with it and focus on short stories and essays. There are many wonderful story collections from which to choose. A few of the books featured on our Short Month/Short Story display are noted in the sidebar.

Ursula LeGuin’s No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters topped my pile and is even more poignant following the news of her passing. Alexander Chee will be presenting his thoughtful collection of essays How to Write an Autobiographical Novel in May and I was fortunate to receive an advance readers copy.

Even if I need to keep it short, I am always reading and variety is truly the spice of life. ~ Liza

P.S. In January, my reading outside my usual genres included Linier’s imaginative Macanudo: Olga Rules! Ricardo Siri will be talking about this fourth English Language volume of Macanudo at the store in April. ~ Liza