Levar Burton Reads

And, what he reads this time around is one my stories. Such an honor. He’s a hero:

And, for a sample first:

2022’s soundtrack

I mean, for me. Started dialing up music videos last night about 1:30 in the morning, I guess. Then, just now, had the bright idea to pull my watch-history up, add them all, in the same order, to a playlist. Which I think I’ll now use to write a novel; I like this progression, these songs.

Anyway, here’s me about halfway through those music videos:

Best of 2021


Plural. Because: two is always better. And, both of these are doorstoppers, too. Doorstoppers I didn’t want to go over, whose labyrinths I’m still plunging through, faster and faster:


It came out in 2020, but I only read it in January or so of 2021. Stuck with me all year. And I’ll probably be reading it again. Which is to say: I agree with the Pulitzer committee:

Fight Scene

A new category, but this scene warrants it:

runner up for fight scene on a b

Chainsaw avalanche, part the thirteenth

No time today to pretty this up, so, gonna be a mix of embeds and links:


LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2021 – Part II | LitR

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