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I Finished The Goldfinch

Yes, I finally finished reading The Goldfinch, the book I started reading back in the fall of 2015. I don’t really do book reviews anymore, at least not in written form. But, the one thing I will say about it is that if it taught me only one thing, that one thing is how to linger in a novel.

Here are some of my tweets as I was reading it.

When I say “finished reading”, what I mean is being read to. I listened to the Audible version all weekend. Turns out I like audio books now. I may finish some other books I’d been neglecting for a long time as well by getting them on Audible. Maybe. I also got some new Bluetooth headphones, which I can’t believe I waited so long to get.

I may listen to some other books this week as I use my new gym membership and figure out how the gym works.

Anyway, it’s Monday, so this is a short post again. How is your Monday going? Comment below.

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I listened to The Goldfinch on Audible at the gym.




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2 responses to “I Finished The Goldfinch”

  1. Kyle Avatar

    Yay! You did it!

    1. Eric Shay Howard Avatar

      😃 took me long enough!

Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA Summer Residency, 2022. Photo by Ben Keeling.

I’m Eric Shay Howard and I’m a bad blogger. I’m also an author. I live in Louisville, Kentucky and work at a law firm.

I’m currently a graduate student in a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Lately, I’ve been blogging about that. I also have a Master of Business Administration and have completed a few certificate programs in Human Resource related studies. Occasionally I blog about business and other MBA-related things. Blogging about my day, bad dates, or package delivery issues are also not out of the question.

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Eric’s bookshelf: currently-reading

The Silkworm
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Words of Radiance
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The Cloven Viscount
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Dark Rise
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The Gunslinger
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Mistborn: The Final Empire
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Blogs and People I Like

Here are some other blogs and people that I like to read or keep up with. The order is arbitrary because I started out going for alphabetical order but then got busy with classes or something so now sometimes I just rearrange them for no reason.

Equipment Test! Podcast Artwork

I made a really bad podcast over the summer called Equipment Test! because I bought a microphone. But if you like really bad podcasts, you can listen to it here, or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other places.

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