Saturday, March 24, 2007

pile of reading

The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, edited by Ilya
Japanese-style comics rather than Japanese comics

Emma by Jane Austen
I like Austen’s prose, she can be quite funny, but Emma herself is rather annoying

A Public Space, Summer 2006
good stuff

Small Town, Summer 2003
a friend has a poem in this

Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: a frontline chronicle from Bolivia’s war on globalization by William Powers
I was thinking I hadn’t read any geo-political type books lately and wanted to?

World Poetry: an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time, edited by Katharine Washburn, John S. Major & Clifton Fadiman
if this were 900 pages I’d be done with it already

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
I read between 4 and 12 pages a week

Living Free: the story of Elsa and her cubs by Joy Adamson
sequel to Born Free; delightful if occasionally tiresome (I feel like I’m reading the diary) account of the lion cub who went back to the wild


David Lee said...

The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice.

Fairly entertaining. I've had it on the shelf for years and finally grabbed it when I needed a book to read on the bus.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Is it distinct from her Vampire stories?

David Lee said...

As far as I know. Ramses gets mentioned in one of the vampire books as an example of a non-vampire immortal but he doesn't appear. Or at least he doesn't appear in any that I read. But I gave up after Memnoch the Devil.