Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Time flies when I'm reading my face off. It's nice to be back in the habit of reading tons. I had to read so many theoretical articles and research studies during my master's program that I didn't read as much for fun as I usually do. My undergrad program was massively more reading intensive, but I pretty much loved all the novels, litcrit, and film stuff we covered. LIS literature, while interesting and all, generally doesn't make my day.

I guess I've been going on at length about the books I love, because my supervisor emailed me and asked for a list of what I've been reading lately. I waxed rhapsodic about Middlesex a few weeks ago, and I guess she liked it, too. Like most librarians, I looooove telling people about books I like and, as an academic librarian, I don't get to do reader's advisory very often. So, for my own enjoyment, I'll share the titles of the best stuff I've read in the past couple of weeks.

Not all of these are new, but I have a couple of years to catch up on. And there are still a couple of Hemingways I haven't read. I did read the new Harry Potter this Saturday--who didn't--but it doesn't get a place on the favorites list. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining, but I still think books 3 and 4 are the best in the series. Just my opinion, of course.

4 comments:

Yo, Pandeja said...

Middlesex was amazing, wasn't it? Some of the imagery was outstanding. I remember that line about the house the family moved into in the 70's, with the tree that stretched over to see its own reflection. Sounds trite here, but it was really effective.

btw, Pete is seriously considering ordering some 5-Star Bars. :)

Kaijsa said...

I totally want some 5-stars, but they won't ship in summer. Also, shipping to Seattle is mega expensive. Hey, maybe M can bring some back since she's in Vermont!

Yo, Pandeja said...

Go get her!!! I will second that emotion.

Kaijsa said...

She said she'd try to get some home without melting them. Woot!