12:46 AM

Some Ponderances

(didn't want to call it "some thoughts," as i thought that might be stealing)

i am reading the picture of dorian gray right now in preparation for my directed reading on oscar wilde. it's certainly cleared up a few things for me about how/why people like wilde were so incredibly dysfunctional. in fact, i have started to wonder how people caught up in the sort of lifestyle so common to the english landed classes in the 1800s ever turned out moderately healthy.

tomorrow is another "big event" at the good ole b&n, this one centering on e.b. white's charlotte's webb. party time. :)

darren wanted a sample of what is on that big list i wrote of books i would like to read. here's that sample:
crunchy cons by rod dreher
stop dating the church by joshua harris
on writing: a memoir of the craft by stephen king
a total waste of makeup by kim gruenenfelder
the grits guide to life by deborah ford
the color of water by james mcbride
the dressmaker by elizabeth oberback
heat by bill buford
the novelist by angela elwell hunt
stonehenge by bernard cornwell
the poisonwood bible by barbara kingsolver
the secret life of bees by sue monk kidd

there's the sample. :)


Darren said...

Wow! I've heard of almost none of those books. I can't even imagine what's on the rest of that list. :)