On the Pile
The reading slow-down continued this week due to the introduction of cable television into my life and the need to finish knitting an afghan in the next six weeks (i.e., prior to my sister’s wedding). Oh, and Seasons 6 and 7 of the best television show ever (i.e., Homicide) came out.
Finished: Despite the distractions, I did finish Voodoo Heart. Which I really liked. At first. I thought it was quirky and clever and thought-provoking. But then it got too clever and quirky and slid into David Lynch freak show territory, which I can only take in small doses. Each story was progressively weaker, as the symbolism became less subtle and the author’s “cleverness” more intrusive. Rather disappointing.
Currently Reading: Theft finally came off the bench, although I’m only a few pages in. And I’m trying to start Steps to An Ecology of Mind, but my mushy brain can’t make it past the introduction.
On Deck: Oh, Anne. I also hope to start Burning Rainbow Farm very soon.
Added to the Pile: Frema sent me an excellent package with a Babysitter’s Club book, two Sweet Valley High books, and an Archie comic book. Unfortunately, I forgot to write down the titles.
The Heartless Stone by Tom Zoellner
But I Like It by Joe Sacco
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
(I feel like I’m forgetting some. Oh well.)
The Marx-Engles Reader ed. by R.C. Tucker
From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology ed. by H. Berth and C. Wright Mills
ETA: And I just got in the two books I'm reviewing for Bookslut---All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity by Robert W. Fuller and So This is Love: Lollipop and Other Stories by Gilbert Reid.