• Katharen Martin

Consuming Camp-Ish

I would like to say that during the last two weeks I have consumed all the books I purchased, but I’m sure by now you already know that’s not the case. Camp has been mostly all-consuming, but so has taking time to spend with Sage on days where I’d normally be reading, then playing games with friends when my nose could be in a book.

Like many others who are trying to be responsible to our fellow man and social distance, I have been having a bit of a struggle not seeing my friends. That leads to depression which leads to schedule changes and yadda, yadda. I’m sure you already know how this story goes.

So, my plan of giving my thoughts on the books I would usually be done with by now is not how this blog post is going to go. Instead, I give your eyes yet another break from reading on a computer screen and hope by the next blog I will be back on the reading train.


On second thought...maybe you'd like to read with me? Just in case, here is what's on the current reading list:

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

"Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading Akata Witch, you will be, too!"

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