It’s Monday, What are YOU Reading?
So, I just finished reading #175) High Wages by Dorothy Whipple and #176) A Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton (in honor of her 150th birthday last week). I’ll be blogging more fully about the Wharton – suffice to say I think it is my first Wharton and I liked it a lot.
173) Winston: The Dog Who Changed my Life by Hilmar Klute was generously lent to me by Christy at Saved by Dogs (oooh, I see she has a new post up about Valentine’s Day and dogs). Winston is the story of a man who accidentally ended up with a bull terrier who changed his life. This non-dog man (half of a non-dog couple – the female half found the puppy abandoned in a cemetery) gets very wrapped up in Winston and becomes deeply involved in dog culture. Since he is new to it, he’s a great explorer, noticing all the foibles more dog-oriented people might miss.
155) Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks (hard copy, for Feminist Classic readalong) #20 on my 20 book pledge. I read bell hooks years ago and very much liked her. She tends to write short, sensible, highly engaging treatises on feminism. So far (since this is the book for February) I’ve only read the first chapter, I’m enjoying it, although I have a quibble with her logic which I’ll save for my post about the book and comments on the Feminist Classics blog.
174) The Priory by Dorothy Whipple (hard copy, library) Another book I’ve just started – so far, this is the story of a large, semi-strapped family living in a big old house made out of a former priory and ordered about by their patriarch, The Major. Another Whipple, yippee!
What am I reading next?
142) Middlemarch by George Eliot (hard copy) I keep saying I’m going to get to this one – shortly, I finally will! Finishing up the George Eliot biography has gotten me psyched for moving into Middlemarch. Finally!
Happy reading, Ruby