What I’m Reading


What I'm Reading / Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Jesse Albatrosov

However you found yourself here, welcome! 

The What I’m Reading section of my blog is a once-weekly update on the ever-growing list of books that I’m currently thumbing through. It’s an informal place for me to share what I loved, hated, and everything in between. Feel free to comment recommendations and share your thoughts with me as well. If you don’t follow me already, hop over to InstagramI’ll be coordinating this portion of my blog with IG updates. I don’t promise to be the most engaging and interesting or have spectacular flat lays, but…we can’t have it all. 

What kind of books do I like?

If you IRL know me, you might be surprised to learn that I am into old booksthe darker the better. I’m not against newer titles at all, but there’s something about a timeless classic that always gets me. I read a lot of short fiction, even more poetry, and throw the occasional novel in there just to prove to myself that I can make it through a full-length book about just one story and still thoroughly enjoy it. I’m known for reading more than one book at a time and finish about three a week. 

So, here we go…

I’m finishing up or have finished a few great books this week. I will do a full length update after the chaos of Christmas is over. I fell down a Sylvia Plath rabbit hole this fall, and just wrapped up The Colossus the other day. I’m about halfway through Birthday Letters by Plath’s estranged husband, Ted Hughes. I finished Plath’s biography by Linda Wagner-Martin earlier this week as well, and revisiting her work with insight to her journals and life has been a really fascinating study. I’m not done just yet, and I’ll be going over her work in chronological order (I’m weird, I know) and doing a full-length post on it soon. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope my book reading circle grows from this weirdly narcissistic blogging experience. 😉 

~Jesse