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

3 comments:

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.