The Sunday Post/It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
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So, I unintentionally fell off the map last week. Between starting a new job (my first in two years), classes starting, and life in general, things were a little too complicated for me! I think I am starting to establish a good rhythm now though, so I am going to try this again. I apologize, I read everyone's comments from last week and appreciated them, and I am sorry I was unable to respond or visit your blogs. This week however, blogging is getting added back into the mix. I guess it is kind of like baking, you just keep folding stuff in and eventually it all works out.
My classes are so fascinating right now. I am taking two Anthropology classes - one is the Anthropology of food and culture, and the other is a Native American anthro class. We read some great articles last week, but the most powerful was written by Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I know this book was huge and award winning a few years ago, and I intended to read it, but never got to it. If it is anything like the small essay I read however, I am sure it is an amazing book. If you are interested, the article is I Hated Tonto (Still Do).
Read Last Week:
I didn't manage to finish anything - I did have one DNF and began two books that are so good that now I am not sure which will win the race for my vote. I have a feeling it will be the fiction book though. Lol.
Being a Beast by Charles Foster - this was a wee bit out there for me, conceptually. I didn't get very far, and although I really wanted to give it more of a go, I couldn't do it. Maybe I will try again in mid-winter.
Reading This Week:
Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong: Of these two, I will probably more than likely read this one this week. I love this series! (and Gabriel)
Under the Stars by Dan White: That is not to say that I don't love this one! I actually am really very much enjoying it. I think though that this one will become a slow read for me, here and there. My husband and I are actually going to mini-book club it as well.
We are catching up on Sleepy Hollow. We are also watching The Goldbergs, which is hilarious and reminds us of when we were kids. My husband was appalled to learn that I have never seen The Goonies or E.T. For my age group, that is just nutty. They were like the two biggest hits. I also just saw Jaws for the very first time, and I loved it! What a great movie, for real. I expected something a lot cheesier, and while the special effects were (it was the 70s, not their fault), the movie itself was really well done. That scene where they are drinking at night in the boat, and Quint tells that story of his boat going down..masterful and chilling. My brother almost went to this crazy showing of Jaws last night - it was a few hours or so away, give or take, but they were showing Jaws on an inflatable floating screen, in a lake, at night! You had to watch it from inner tubes while floating on a black lake at night - no thank you!!!! Things didn't work out and he didn't end up going, but for me that is nightmarish. I have too crazy of an imagination. Lol.