Recent arrivals (all purchases):
- On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
- Shrill by Lindy West
- The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Two of those were impulse purchases, although I'd been considering one for a while. On Tyranny had been on my radar but just obliquely and then I started paying closer attention to books about politics. I've been seeing a lot of political books that piqued my interest, lately, and I figured On Tyranny would be a good place to start, although I bought it in an impulsive moment. Shrill was one of many books on a list of feminist titles I've gathered and I needed to find something for this month's feminist read. The Portable Veblen has been on my wish list since before it was released and when a friend mentioned that the e-book was on sale, I considered buying the e-book but decided the price for the paperback was good enough that I might as well buy that, instead. I'm far more likely to actually read it, after all. Gone With the Wind is a replacement for the copy I began reading last year, which almost immediately began to fall apart in my hands. And, One Thousand White Women was my second impulse purchase, bought after I saw an ad for the follow-up novel on Shelf Awareness and looked up the original book.
If I end up broke in a ditch under a haphazard shelter made from books, you'll know why. Also, in case you're wondering, the London taxi on top of the pile is there to hold down the cover of On Tyranny, which I've already read. It didn't look attractive with the cover bowing upward.
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank
- Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler by Trudi Kanter
- Shadow Man by Alan Drew
- 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by numerous authors
- On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
- The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
Posts since last Malarkey:
- Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank (book review)
- The Plague by Albert Camus (book review)
- Fiona Friday (cat photo)
- Some weeks you post cats and otters and such (rambling post with photos)
- Shadow Man by Alan Drew (book review)
- The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day (book review)
- Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler by Trudi Kanter (book review)
- The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jon Morris (book review)
- Fiona Friday (another cat photo)
Nothing, actually, although there are several books I have my eye on. I just finished The Baker's Secret and will probably start reading my feminist title and the classic I have set aside, The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck. I also need to get back to Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit and have a middle grade book that I want to start soon, if not right away.
In other news:
We had a free channel weekend and found a couple of excellent movies.
I wasn't sure I was going to like this movie because you have to sit through a lot of Robin Williams blowing his top and people ignoring him and the doctor going nuts trying to find him before their paths finally intersect, but in the end it was a lovely story and it rained in the living room. Or something. My face got wet.
That's about all! I'm pretty happy with both my reading and blog posting for the past two weeks. How about yourself?
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I love the movie Gone With The Wind but have never been able to get into the book.ReplyDelete
Give it time. I had trouble getting into it for many years, also. But, last year when I took it along to Australia I was enjoying it. So, it was truly frustrating when it started to fall apart.Delete
It's been a decade since I read One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus, and I still remember it and why I rated it 9.5 out of 10. Here's what I wrote in 2007, and there's even a comment from Dewey!ReplyDelete
Dewey! Nice to see a comment from her. Very cool that you gave it such a high rating. I've been thinking I need to read more about Native Americans (mostly because of reading Gloria Steinem's thoughts about Native American culture and the women she's learned from) and while my intent was to read more nonfiction, I think that's why this book appealed to me - just because I happened to be thinking about their way of life, recently, and wanting to read more. Plus, it poses such an intriguing "What if?" I enjoyed your review. I used to do a Q/A format like that, too. Haven't done that in a while.Delete
I read one thousand white women a while ago. It was pretty good. I think you'll find it interesting!ReplyDelete
I hope so! I found out it's a rerelease for the 20th anniversary. I'm really looking forward to reading it.Delete