Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
I just finished Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. I'm not quite sure what to make of this book yet, but it definitely is very beautifully written.
Gustav Holst was right!
As for me, I started The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank last night. It is a moving and funny peek into 20 years of a woman's life. Like she did in her first novel, 1999's The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Bank divides her story into a handful of seemingly random episodes that, when combined, gives you the bigger picture. It reads as chick lit with depth, or a more realistic Sex and the City.
"There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more" (Morrissey)
I just finished "The Secret Life of Bees" and really enjoyed it. It is a quick read.
I just finished reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I can't wait for the sequel.
The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Mark Haddon. The narrator is an autistic boy, 15 years, 3 months and 2 days old. His neighbors dog is dead and he tries to find out who killed it. It's all seen through the eyes of autism. Hilarious and enlightening.
I'm reading [I]Always Time To Die[I] by Elizabeth Lowell. Real interesting.
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde. It was supposed to come out in July and I've been waiting on pins and needles! (By the way Fforde ffans, note at the back of the book indicates that the next Thursday Next book will be out in July 2007).
If you type "google" into google you can break the internet.
I'm on a trashy memoir streak...
But Enough About Me... by Jancee Dunn
Tabloid Love by Bridget Harrison
And now I'm reading:
Candy Girl by Diablo Cody
The first two were well written and funny.
This last one (Candy Girl) starts off horribly--in the "it was a dark and stormy night" vein and I could barely get through the first few pages. But I was bored and had read everything else...it's OK, so far. Not sure I'd recommend it. The first two are good beach reads. Check them out at your library. You don't need to keep those in your home library!