I am off on a tangent of reading “Asia” books. Earlier I read The Sympathizer, my Vietnam book. Here we have The Incarnations, my China book, next will be The Orphan Master’s Son, my Korea book. All three have received great reviews and praise as examples of great modern day literature. They are certainly that, and they take time to read and appreciate. So, in between times of careful reading, I also read indie published stuff and short stories. It keeps me from being so invested in the serious stuff (yep, fiction is also serious stuff) that I disassociate from everyday tasks.