My Modernity in Literature class is currently reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
I loved this book when I read it fifty years ago. Today I am reading it for the fourth or fifth time, for this class, and I understand it on so many deeper levels than I did at 21.
I am reading Beloved by Toni Morrison for a women's book discussion group to which I belong, in Gettysburg. First reading for me, and it is very slow going. It's revelatory and gut-wrenching, and beautifully written.
Then, on the recommendation of an old teacher/friend, I am slogging my way through the Mueller Report. I knew much of it ( as much as I have read, which isn't even halfway) from other readings and editorials and the redoubtable Rachel Maddow, but reading it pulls out some facts and stun me.
and then, there's Volume 4 of the Voyager ESL series - Reading and Writing for Today's Adults.
I am working through this with B, down at the Frederick Literacy Center. We've been at it for more than a year, and she is very faithful and bright. She also works full time in Housekeeping at one of the local hotels, so her time is limited. I love working with her.
More on all of these later. Must go.