January 2022 – What Are You Reading?

seven editions of the Walleye
Seven of the thirteen Walleye issues I read this month.

Here we are, the first What Are You Reading? post of 2022!

At the beginning of the month, I discovered that I had over a year’s worth (13!!!) of The Walleye, a local magazine, stashed and waiting to be read.  I knew I had a lot of Maclean’s as well, but the sheer number of The Walleye came as a real shock.  So I dedicated the month to clearing these up, while also spending some time reading books (it’s hard to read so many of the same magazine one after the other).  Now that I’m done with The Walleye, I’ll have to start tackling all the Maclean’s starting next month.  

Nonfiction books:

  • Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need by Margot Leitman

Fiction books:

  • Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Return of the Valkyries by Jason Aaron and Torunn GrØnbekk (graphic novel)
  • Star: Birth of a Dragon by Kelly Thompson (graphic novel)
  • Crossover Volume 1: Kids Love Chains by Danny Cates (graphic novel)

I think my favourite book this month was Long Story Short.  I wasn’t expecting it to be a book specifically about oral storytelling (I thought it was about written storytelling when I got it).  But it is a really engaging read, and I think very helpful for anyone who is not comfortable with making oral presentations (even though it’s more aimed at people on storytelling shows in front of an audience).  

In terms of fiction, I think I enjoyed the graphic novel Crossover the most.  A friend of mine recommended it to me, and I didn’t know what to expect.  The story took some crazy turns that I wasn’t expecting, and I’m looking forward to one day reading volume 2.

So what have you read over the last month?  What was your favourite book?



Filed under Thursday Book Talk

2 responses to “January 2022 – What Are You Reading?

  1. I’m reading “Still Waters” by Viveca Sten, which is the first in the Sandhamn Murders series, set in Sweden and translated from Swedish. It’s great, and I look forward to reading more in the series!

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