Besides the usual crap for school (I took a math test! I read things about old people dying!), last week I…
- EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING A GIRL I LEARNED FROM JUDY BLUME, ed. by Jennifer O’Connell.
- …and nothing else. Hence: series.
And am now reading this week:
- FROM A TO X by John Berger. Adult fiction, which: break from habit! It’s a weird story — told in letters to an imprisoned insurgent from his lover, with the insurgent’s odd marginalia — but I’m enjoying it. I like the lover’s character; that’s the only thing I’ve gotten a feel for so far.
- SEXUALITY AND SOCIALISM by Sherry Wolf. Brand new and totally awesome, but then, I’m biased because it’s by a friend. But I’ve been waiting for this book for years (years!), and now it’s here and I’m glad.
- LABOR WARS by Sidney Lens. This one’s for a book club. I’ve read a lot of labor history, but this one is still filling in gaps in my knowledge and is a lot livelier than many an academic history I have been fed.
- Notice what’s not on this list? Kids’ books. That’s because I’m having an unfortunate issue with Madison’s libraries involving their decision to send a hit man to break my legs for unpaid fines, which really I found rather ungenerous. Luckily, my advanced ninja sleight was able to put them off… for now. It’s possible I should resolve that situation. Alternatively, I could just scour my shelves again. Or (whispers) simply accept that despite all my determination not to buy so many books, some situations call for a visit to the bookstore… maybe the one right by the ice cream shop downtown… Already I am seeing a new path for my tomorrow afternoon.