I’m Reading Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less audiobook on iPad on desk

I’m reading the novel Less by Andrew Sean Greer. I know. Big deal. A writer reads. Whatever. I actually kind of feel bad because I’ve also been reading less (not as much of) for a year or so. I finally finished The Goldfinch in 2020 after starting it in 2015, Right after that I bought a whole bunch of books that I was going to read right away. Well, I didn’t, and here we are. Also, the books I bought were audiobooks. I get read to now. It’s just nicer. More nice? Hold on, I have to google this one. Okay, it’s nicer.

Reading Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Anyway, Less is actually pretty good so far. I try to read the Pulitzers when it comes to novels because I don’t get assigned reading anymore and it’s a list that’s already available with supposedly good books on it. I appreciate the gay protagonist. There’s also some humor to it, but not haha funny, just sort oh okay ha funny. I’m going to have to get a print copy because I really like it. Yes, that’s what I do now. I get the audiobook first and then if that goes well I get the print copy. I’m sorry but I’m busy and I can’t read everything.

Listening To Audiobooks

My thirty-minute walks to work and back are great for being read to. I put on my Apple AirPods Max and walk down the street laughing and making faces and shaking my head. I just really stopped caring what people think once it turned 35. Not sure why 35, but whatever.

I still want to look at the words of the books I really like at some point to study them for craft, but if I try to read everything I’ll be back to where I was with The Goldfinch and I won’t finish anything unless a professor holds it over my head for a grade or something.

Gotta go into the office now. In case you missed it yesterday, I posted about some books that really helped me with my writing.

By Eric Shay Howard

Eric Shay Howard lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He's the author of the fiction collection, Crushes, and is a literary editor. He also works at a law firm and is writing his second book. He's a graduate student in the Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA in Creative Writing program at Eastern Kentucky University.

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