on friday night, i sat in a room with women i love and respect and we chatted about a book we had read (the vegetarian by han kang). now i was already emotional from watching my cast do a great performance of my play earlier in the evening and i was tipsy since i hadn't eaten much and was on my second glass of wine...but i got a little emotional. i was spending a friday night just how i dreamed.
seeing a play of mine go up. then gathering with good friends, a good book, and wine.
that is probably my dream life there. add in some nature, some body of water, a pup, the boyfriend, a kid eventually, financial stability, michelle obama as president, and sushi and we got ourselves heaven on earth.
anyway, i got emotional because i was nerding out with my girlfriends on a friday night. and it was great.
and anyway anyway (can you do that? can you double anyways?), all of that got me thinking about how i really want to make reading books, talking about books, writing books a part of my career along with the playwriting and occasional performing. i want to be in inclusive rooms often with people i respect and admire. i want discussion and learning to be a part of my every day.
(i think i am saying i want to teach but i also may just be saying i want to own a bookstore and maybe i am also saying that i want to start a book reading revolution or rather support the reading of books during the revolution that will probably happen in the next four years...)
until that time, until i figure out what it all means, i will just keep writing. and reading. lots. and because i like sharing what i am reading, here ya go...
our next book for book club which i started "by accident" today and want to keep reading instead of doing my homework: parable of the sower by octavia e. butler
the book i'm reading and listening to (yay audiobooks!) because i'd never read it and it seemed appropriate and it seems half the world agrees: 1984 by george orwell
the book i started 3 weeks ago but it is 789pg and real good but when will i finish it: the castle cross the magnet carter by kia corthron
book of poetry that i preordered even though i shouldn't have because, like, time but i want it now and have to wait until next week: there are more beautiful things than beyoncé by morgan parker