Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wednesday Words: How Long 'Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
It is the 2nd Wednesday of what feels like a really long month already. But at least I'm starting a new book today!!
As you all might know by now, I'm a huge fan of N.K. Jemisin, so I can't wait to crack this book open some time today. How Long 'Til Black Future Month? is a collection of short stories based on modern times. I love the title, a very poignant question for today, and the cover is amazing!
How do I randomly choose a page from a short story collection? The same as I always do. There are 397 pages in this collection, and random.org chose page 245, a page in the story "Cuisine des Mémoires." That page is a little racy, so I'm gonna go ahead and hit the generate button again. 229, "Walking Awake."
And there was something about this chaos, something so subtly counter to everything she knew about the Masters, that she understood at once these were people without Masters. They had built the vehicles and they had built the roads. They had built the whole city.
They were free.
A new word came into her head, in whispers. (Revolution.)
Yeeees. And that makes me understand the title of that story as well. I can't wait!
What are you reading this week?