Kate's Queen City Notes

Blundering through Cincinnati, laughing all the way



Book: Alice Munro: Selected Stories
Author: Alice Munro
Published: 1996

I lost control of the URL for my blog. It took several months for me to reclaim it. That would be a good reason to have several months without a post. But it has been more than that. I haven’t been to shows or reading, and since those were typically my topics I haven’t written.

I’ve been missing the blogging, not so much because I’ve had much to say, but because it motivated me to read. I’m not sure why I can articulate why I withhold reading from myself. So. Here’s a halting start to the blogging so as to start the reading.

I finished Alice Munro’s short stories months ago, and now I am only left with a vague feeling of wistfulness for her stories with their domesticated desperation. Regardless of the objective level of drama in our lives subjectively we still have the highest highs and lowest lows. I put down her stories with the gentle ache that we each face our own unique circumstances to the same universal heartbreak and joy.

In this way we are all the same.

Now then. I am swirling in a nest non-fiction books that are very long and very detailed. I think it will be weeks before I manage to finish one of them. I am looking at you ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN and TEAM OF RIVALS. *sigh* I will be back. I just don’t know when.

2 thoughts on “100 Books While 40: ALICE MUNRO: SELECTED STORIES

  1. Many a book that I would never have gotten through on paper I have thoroughly enjoyed via Audible. I can’t sit still and listen, but when I walk or do chores around the house, it makes the time more enjoyable and productive.

    • Oh my god, yes. I gave up on Guns, Germs, and Steel. Then audible to the rescue. Now just to write what I think about that massive wade into the swamp of our viciousness toward each other and all living things. You can see why I have been putting this off…

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