TSO dumped his bookbag....

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.....and updated his reading list. Since I don't even HAVE a book bag, I'll have to do the next best thing: look at the pile of books on my nightstand.


Let's see:

Love Among the Cannibals by Wright Morris. This book better start going somewhere soon. I'm 1/3 of the way in and not much is going on. On the other hand, it's not taking forever to read, either, unlike some OTHER books which will be mentioned later.

The Haj by Leon Uris. Book club book for this month--got to have it finished by the 21st. I have liked Uris' work in the past, but this is slow getting started.

Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. I WILL get this finished. I will. I will. I will. Won't I?

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. Why? Because it was ON SALE at Barnes and Noble!

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Because I am feeling very un-"fraternite, equalite, liberte" or however you spell it.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Because it won the Pulitzer Prize (and I'm reading some off that list), because it was written by a young woman (and I hope she's good), and because somebody at St. Blogs told me about the book (maybe Steven?).

Looking at this list, I think I seem very odd. I suppose that's all right, since I AM very odd...... BUT, this is far fewer books than I normally have stacked up in the "to read" pile. Wonder if I have a temperature or something???


Come to think of it, I think what I need is another trip to 1/2 Price Books.

But don't tell anyone I'm going....

Too late Mama. I told PapaC.

My buddy Hambone read and loved "Crime & Punishment".

pray tell, mamaT, what's not to like about love among the cannibals?
i wrote a thesis on that one in college -- as i recall it's salty and shady as well as sexy and a little sticky...albeit slightly psychotic (said smockmomma, the sultaness of alliteration).

The Moonstone is an excellent book. Wilkie Collins was a most underrated writer.



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