On the Pile
Yay for review copies!
Finished: Strapped by Tamara Draut. Despite being a statistics-heavy look at economic and social policies, it’s high readable and interesting. Depressing in that it confirms that it sucks to be us, but heartening in that we’re not alone and it’s not our fault. You can read my interview with the author here. Also finished A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Rather complex for a young adult novel---and occasionally heavy-handed in its morality---but those might be the reasons that I love it: L’Engle assumes that young people can grasp big, complex ideas like physics and freedom.
Now Reading: Without You by Anthony Rapp (for review) and The Finishing School by Muriel Spark. But I’m starting to remember all the reasons I wasn’t so impressed with Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, so as much as I hate not to finish a book, I may put The Finishing School aside. Also started The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suzie Orman. I glanced through it and my eyes started to glaze over at all the information about IRAs and 401Ks and loaded vs. no-load funds. Which probably means that I really do need to read this book.
On Deck: Philosophy Made Simple (A Novel) by Robert Hellenga and The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis.
Added to the Pile: How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan and Mean Girls Grown Up by Cheryl Dellasega.