My plan to read a short story a day for the entire year has, thanks to existential uncertainty and the attendant disruption of my life, not happened. Four months in and I am only a fraction of the way to where I should be. But what I lack in quantity this past month I more than made up for in quality. Ted Chiang’s Exhalation is a wonder, and I cannot recommend highly enough the stories therein.
I had some unexpected down time so I read several novels in April. It felt good to let my mind travel to far realms away from and therefore better than the current timeline.
- “The Merchant an the Alchemist’s Gate” Chiang, Ted (Exhalation)
- “Exhalation” Chiang, Ted (Exhalation)
- “What’s Expected of Us” Chiang, Ted (Exhalation)